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

bottled
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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4648) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2012
500ml bottle @ Black Door, Helsinki

BBE May 2013 - Pours pitch black with a nice smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate, licorice, some fruity hops and hints of berries. Taste is quite heavily roasted with some chocolate and coffee notes and some citrusy, fruity hoppiness. Finish is slightly salty and fruity with some light roasty coffee notes. Nice, well balanced, roasty black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4618) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4538) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours dark black with a thin beige head, pine hop in the aroma, has a big hop taste with a background of roast chocolate malts. Dry finish, this is really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4256) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Deep black colour with a tan head. Quite malty with a solid dose of hops. Not bad and hides the alcohol well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 26, 2012
Dark brown body, nice tan head. Rich mix if chocolate and pecan with pine and spruce hops. Smooth body with just enough carbonation. Solid amount of bitterness without being so overpowering. Great brew. (50cl bottle)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4234) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Black with an interesting hoppiness with malts in the background.Some delicate spiciness as well. Different and very very easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4193) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
Cask @ bbf. Aroma is sweaty english hops, some roast and liquorice. Flavour is quite bitter of english hops, some herbal notes, long lingering roasty bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivičres, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4096) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours black, with half an inch of froth. Smells excellent: juicy resin hops. Doesn’t taste quite as hoppy as it smells, due to the earthy, charcoal notes and mouthfeel. It is hoppy though, and the finish is bitter and rather dry, with a nib of licorice. Really very good - coats the throat and is a real mouthful of flavours.


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