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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle thx to benzai @ home. Pitch black, opaque colour with a small off-white head, but it’s quite cold. Smells hops, grapefruit, roasty, some dark chocolate. Great combination between ipa and stout. Tastes quite hoppy, dark chocolate, roasty, fruity, very fresh and refreshing, lovely. Full body, low carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
On tap at the BeerTemple. Dark black pour with lacy tan head. Aroma is chocolaty, roasty, nice piney hop, light licorice. Taste is bitter, roasty and piney, lingering dark chocolate flavor. Palate is medium bodied with light-med carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5200) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
BBF 12 smells like a weak IPA, taste folows black IPA... doesnt taste any diffrent to me than an IPA , eyes closed... and the fact this is very mediocer... nah, would rather drink something else than ... but this aint bad at all , there’s just way better out there

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5158) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle from Euston Tap. Dark brown with a huge beige head. Fresh citrus nose as well as hint of berries. just a hint of roasted malts, initial caramel sweetness giving way to fresh citrus hop bitterness. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5149) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
33cl bottle @ Hell hunt. Pours black with a thick light brown head. Citrusy fruity, roasty, woody aroma. Pleasant.. Flavor has roastedness, grapefruit, licorice. Long finish. Roasty. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (5142) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle in London. It pours a deep amber-brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy and malty with notes of pines needles, dried leaves and cut grass. Taste is malty with some caramel, earthy notes and piney hops and resin. Quite full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a good take on the style

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2014
500 ml bottle. Brownish black beige head. Aroma hoppy, roasted, liquorice, pine, faint resin, soap and flowers. Taste is medium sweet, fruity, lots of hops, pine, citrus and resin. Nice and xresh

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is pine, spruce, freshlty cut grass, hints of chocolate, peaches and cold coffee. Taste is pine, coffee, resin, grass, hints of peaches, herbs and licorice. Medium body and carbonation. A very well executed BIPA with a flavorful, hoppy profile while still having a bit to offer on the malty side.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014

March 2013 - Cold 500ml bottle. Big thick foamy head lasts a few minutes. Smells piney, fair bit of cat urine. Taste is really interesting. Initially like a floral IPA, then comes in the barley and coffee, finish is more barley and bitterness, aftertaste is dark chocolate. Flavours are strong but balanced. This is great. Not miles away from top marks. (4.1)

Nov 2014 - 330ml bottle, new branding. 2 months old. Black, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is hoppy with apple, pine, some ash, fruit salad sweets. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is ash, pine, woody bitterness, soft medicinal, salty finish. Nice, but not quite up to where it was last time round. (3.8)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
From a 0.5 L bottle shared @Papsoe’s. Pours dark brown to black. Blond lacing head. Tropical fruity and mild resiny hops to the nose. Restrained "black" aromas, some gently rounded roastiness only. Taste is hop forward. Fruity hop flavor featuring grapefruit, apricot, peaches and pinapple. Distinct bitterness. Dry cocoa tones from the malt. Quite light in the mouth. Lasting fruity-bitter ending.


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