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

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 (230) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 9, 2015
Cask. Black color with beige foam. Grassy aroma of hops, even wormwood, very hoppy flavor, soft carbonation, creamy taste with powerfull bitterness. Good Black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (466) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2015
Tropical fruits, coffee, chocolate and a hint of grass in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Full body with a average carbonation.Nice balancing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RudolphSayven (17) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle from saveur-bière.com & Six Roses Bar. L’imperial black est très sombre, avec un nez d’agrumes et de fruits exotiques. En bouche, c’est costaud, avec des notes d’agrumes, de frutis exotiques et un côté résineux. Cela se boit facilement, c’est une belle réussite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, pine, roasted, taste is sweet, velvety chocolate, hoppy flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoRod (3) - - FEB 19, 2015 does not count
On draft in Madrid. Light bodied Black IPA. A bit hazy and a deep dark brown color. A little light on aroma for me, but the balance is fantastic. Carb level is perfect, and a great bitterness level that is present, but allows the malt character to come through. Great example of the style!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5510) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
9/I/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 11/VI/15, bottled: 11/IX/14 (2015-25) Thanks to The_Osprey for the trade!

Little hazy deep brown beer, huge creamy beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit piny, citrus, caramel, some mocha, sweet malts, cheesy touch, fruity, some strawberry jam. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, little sour, bitter hops, bit resinous. Aftertaste: soft roast, very bitter hops, resinous, citrus, bit piny, oily hops, long lasting bitterness. Very nice stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hideipa (13) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
D’un brun très foncé, cette bière laisse un mince collet beige. Des arômes de torréfaction s’entremêlent aux effluves d’houblons plutôt agrumes. En bouche, c’est d’abord l’amertume et le malt torréfié qui sont perçus, mais s’en suit rapidement les agrumes et la mangue. En finale, c’est une combinaison de café, d’amertume et de résine. Une texture légèrement crémeuse et agréable en bouche, on a là une black IPA bien balancée!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lillmuffin (105) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
330ml bottle bougth at Apollon platebar. Black with thick beige head. Smell of hops, grass and leather. Taste really bitter. A little bit too bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1982) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle conditioned. Pours a black colour with a thin beige head, the aroma is fruity, taste is light bitterness with the malt , with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1429) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2015
Remember when IPAs were bronze or orange? Me neither. The pendulum has swung so far that the black tide has temporarily swept good Australian bottle shop shelves clear of traditional IPAs. This is a good bottle-conditioned English example of the style. Prodigious lacing head. Aroma of mango, passionfruit and milky coffee. Bright citrus flavours with a resinous, piney finish. Espresso notes and some alcohol burn. Phlegmy. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 11/6/15)


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