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Brewed by Buxton
Style: Black IPA
Buxton, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Keg & Bottle conditioned; regular. Has been seen on Cask.

Full bodied jet-black ale with a pale-tan head. Abundant fresh hop aromas suggesting zesty citrus pulp and forest fruits.


tania_nexust's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (151) - Greater London, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle-conditioned from Cotteridge Wines. Pours slightly effervescent with tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of sticky tropical fruits - mango and pineapple - and a bit of nectarine. Taste-wise the tropical fruits have a slightly more bitter than sweet flavour, finishing with roast malts, bitter and dry. Very nice. Can’t taste the weight of alcohol at all but may be because my bottle was slightly on the cold side.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Medium light brown head. Almost opaque. Aroma is hops, nettles, rosehips, citrus and smoked meat. Taste is bitter with a berry after.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (179) - HONG KONG - SEP 17, 2014
From Taps in KL. Dark brown-black with great-looking fine, fluffy tan head and large bubbles. Big foamy legs. Smells of rich roasted malt, coffee, quite bitter, bit of dark fruit. Taste is very bitter. Ash, coffee, fades quickly and ends on a foamy note. Full body, slick but very smooth and creamy. Very good - big, bitter, lots of dark roasted flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (238) - HONG KONG - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from Taps in KL at home in HK. Dark brown pour - not opaque. Dense head with some lacing. Aroma is deep roasted and also hoppy. Taste is great - surprisingly tart and juicy hops flavor, dry bitterness but also has caramel and coffee. Slightly boozy finish with lasting bitterness. Really good - would definitely get again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and grapefruit. Flavor is burnt malts, some grapefruit and hops. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (305) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2014
Clear deep red-brown color, light brown head. Roasted malt and coffee nose, grapefruit, peach, dark syrup. Sweet malty taste, coffee and chocolate, grapefruit, moderate bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (360) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Cola brown colour, small head but lots of lacing. Aroma has lots of hops, grapefruit, lemon, pines and licorice. Taste has licorice, some roasted malts, grapefruit and pine flavour hops in the end. Medium body with medium carbonation. I would’ve wanted a bit more ’black’ in this IPA. But still very good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drjoeng (18) - - SEP 4, 2014
7.5% ABV IPA Pours out a stout head of thick tan foam. Settles into a thin crust of creamy malty foam. The nose on this thing is disarming and deceptively deep and floral. Looks like a stout, smells like an IPA. Nice strong hints of ripe kiwis and passion fruit. First mouthful is light, carbonated and hoppy. There is no syrupy heft. Something you’d expect of a imperial stout or strong porter which this had every indication of being when poured out. Only as the first few mouthfuls settles into the back of the throat does the stout experience start to kick in with a toasty, malty, barley-like bass beat. There is a soft harmony of toffee, and a hint of dark chocolate. Breathe in through your nose and let it linger in the back of your throat and you amazingly get another cheeky reminder that the brewer’s crafty use of aromatic hops. Goes on my favorites list.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (329) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Dark brown to black body, with a quite small but stable, creamy, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood, earth, citrus, dark berries. Taste with about the same aromas and some more tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a lively carbonation and it finishes medium bitter, roasty and citric. Tasty! Especially the balance is great, with creamy dark malt notes on a par with fresh citric hop notes. Really easy to drink, the ABV isn’t noticeable. Overall I have to say, I’m beginning to love Black IPAs from Britain, each one I’ve had so far was just delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1053) - ESTONIA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown beer, tan head. Nose is roasty malt, crisp hops, grapefruit, passion fruit. Taste is roast, malt, touch of coffee and chocolate. Finish has a lot of grapefruity hops, nice roasty bitterness and some alcohol. Medium carbonation, somewhat oily mouhtfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simonsen (651) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart farge, mykt karbonert med beige kremet skumtopp. Smaker kaffe, sitrus, granbar samt fruktighet fra solbær. En anstendig bipa. Ganske god


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