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

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersiveknown (2889) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Toffee orange and Terry’s chocolate orange up front on this impenetrable dark ruby-brown beer. Good sized fluffy beige head forms. Gentle carbonation and a world of flavour. Up front we get a hint of freshly ground coffee, followed swiftly by pine resin and sweet toffee malt. Then the citrus comes along to freshen the palate and finishes with a hint of earthy malt. Some chocolate, lots of hop bitterness. Its particularly drinkable for its ABV and bests the original. I’m glad I have 500ml as 330ml wouldn’t be enough. Lovely. This is up there with Axe-edge and SPA as my top Buxton brews. Edited 2/8/12 score revised up to 4.8 from 4.6 keg at barley mow, bristol
Unable to find fault, spot on tropical aroma, nary a hint of black malt, just full on fruit punch, no sign of the booze either, perfect carbonation and palate, fab 5/5 Edited 8/5/13 score up from 4.8 to 5

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2828) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
330ml bottle from Alesela, Glasgow - opaque dark brown near black, thin tan head, strong grassy pine aroma, sweet, nicely balanced ale with plenty of hoppiness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2794) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle 0.5l at Black Door, Helsinki. Originally rated 25082012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hops and roasted malts. Fabulous.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (2772) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2747) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Dark brown with a medium beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma is a burst of chocolate with a fruit explosion along with resinous notes and liquorice. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately bitter with a huge amount of chocolate along pine, caramel and liquorice. Alcohol is well hidden Medium body. Lively carbonation. Dry finish. Drinkable for the abv and the style. Very tasty. Really good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2707) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours black with a large head. Aroma is lime, blackcurrant and pine. Subtle. Taste has pine throughout, some blackcurrant. Pine and roast lingers on the finish. Tasty indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2700) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
33cl bottle from Õllepood Nr.1 Gambrinus, Tartu. Pours pretty much black with a tan head. Fresh hoppy aroma with pine, fruits, citrus and some dark and roasty notes in the background. Quite dominated by the hops, but well balanced and refreshing. Moderate sweet with delicous hoppy flavours and a quite bitter and citrusy finish. The black aromas seems to stay in the background and it’s more like a regular IPA, but certainly a nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2664) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2013
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Massive size, brown head, stays. Full of hops, sweet, mellow roast, fresh notes in aroma. Nice sneaking roast, bunch of hops, juicy, floral taste. Well balanced bitterness. Nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2593) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2013
Bottled. Pours dark brown with an orange glow and a medium sized tan head that leaves a good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, caramel, grapefruit, citrus zest and piney notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. An excellent black IPA. ★★★★

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a nice, tanned head. Aroma is full of hops, giving a citrussy, piney character with some roasty, licorice background. Wow. Flavour has the licorice present, but also a very decent, piney hop presence. This is exactly what I would say about a black IPA, a perfect combination between roastiness and hop forwardness. Despite being 7,5%, it is still easy drinkable, yet best enjoyed while sipping. Awesome brew, awesome find!!


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