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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 426   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11864) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
500mL bottle at Euston Tap, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of dry toasted malts, some floral hops, and very dry notes. Flavour brings out very dry roasted / toasted malts, pungent piney hops, and dry bread. Very dry body, full of toasted malt and dry piney hops. Excellent black IPA - one of the best British beers out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11828) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours deep black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma is lovely, citrus, chocolate, light roasted, grapefruit. Medium to low carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has firm chestnut, hazelnuts, roasted, dark chocolate and a nice hoppiness. Grapefruit, pine, peach. Very firm bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11785) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
cloudy dark dark brown, small smooth yellow head. roasted malty aroma, dry. flavor is roasted malts, quite dry, almost salty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with brown highlights, a medium frothy tan head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and coffee malt, earthy and pine hops, prunes and raisins. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness, dark bitter/tart fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11346) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
Cask at CBC. It pours cloudy dark brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is charcoal, treacle, varnish, cola and liquorice. The taste is charcoal, roasted malt, sweet caramel, tar, treacle, smoke, wood, liquorice, cocoa powder and a touch of spice, with a long dry-dry roasted finish. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. A tasty black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
A very drinkable and balanced achievement. Bang on the style, jet black, citrus aroma, roast right there. Above average mouthfeel.LCBO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troubles. Dark brown color. Pleasant aroma of fruity and piney hops and a bit of roastiness. Pretty bitter flavor with piney and fruity hops, some dark malt with some roastiness and a touch of chocolate. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (10500) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
200ml, keg, shared with Skinnyviking at Mikkeller & Friends. Good lacing from a bubbly, tan-coloured head. Devil-black body colour. Aroma of earthy malts and dark fruits. Well blended taste of resin-like hops, coffee grounds, and dark fruits. Bitter finish. Fresh and nice (Copenhagen, 22.05.2013).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ yngwie
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pine and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long dry, citrus and grape fruity, piney and hint of chocolate in the finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. A bit cloudy, dark brown appearance with a tan head. A little minty, mild piney, dark chocolate, lightly roasty aroma. Fairly roasty, a bit charred, spruce/piney, somewhat bitter flavor and overall pretty solid.


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