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


on tap

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2012
Cask - The Southampton Arms, Kentish Town, London. Poured with minimal head - just an island & ring of light tan bubbles - on a deep brown coloured body. Coffee & cocoa powder aromas with a dense hop presence shining through. Lively hop & choccy malt interplay on the palate with some light roasty, coffee notes towards the finish. Medium body, soft palate texture & a lingering bittersweet, moderately dry malty finish. Has a wondrous drinkability about it despite it’s fairly hefty ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
At a tasting, thanks kerenmk, very dark brown colour, flavour of ash, wood, grapefruit and a hint of dark bread, fruity flavour with some smoked meat, strong characterfull bitterness. Very enjoyable and highly original.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2013
bottle. black. initially a very,nice grapefruity citrus, fresh currants and gooseberries, hoppy bouquet, which actually lasts for a while. turns piny though, and roasty. full bodied, smooth. roasted malts, licorice. dark berries, violets. with the lingering fruity citrus in the finish. drinkable and nice. a bit too clean almost.

-- bb/wp8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Very dark brown, a to small head. Good citrus hoppy, some caramel, roasted coffee. To warm served, and that ruins it a bit, i think, but still, a very nice brew, small surprise for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1465) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle at bar. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasty malts, pine, citrus and floral hops. Roasty, malty finish with coffee. Great imperial black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1460) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Draft @ BBF’12
Dark brown, red glow. Fading light brown head. Nice dark fruity hop aroma. Taste is fruity hops, some chocolate and roasted malts. Very full body, low carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1449) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle@Home. Very grassy, light herbal aroma. Black, beige head, good lace. Light malty, very bitter, roasted, hint of chocolate, herbal, grainy finish. Medium body, dry. Well made but too much of the grass and bitter for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
[Cask at Reading BF] Deep brown-black with a moderate cream head. Lots of pine and good pithy grapefruit perfectly balanced with sweet chocolate and a moderate roast. Great black IPA, yum! c10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1434) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
A black beer with a medium, creamy and beige head. Aroma is balanced, citrusfruits and liquirice. Taste is roasted, balanced, citrusfruits, coffee and grapefruity sourness, aftertaste is dry and even burned, herbs. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Strongly roasted, but balanced, citrusfruity beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
what a nice juicy grapefruit hop taste and plenty of it, while it doesn’t become a palate destroyer. The dark malt secures the balance nicely in place with some sweet chocolate liqueur in the BG, if the appearance did not stylistically bias you this would occur as just a very good strong IPA with sone unusual & good fruit and malt undertones.

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