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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: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Cask conditioned air dispense Euston Tap London. A black beer with an off-white head. Delicious grapefruity hops throughout. Notes of coal from the dark malts but no sweetness. Beautiful flavours and ridiculously drinkable. Not as robust by depth as some but gorgeous all the same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 10/10/12. Opaque very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head. Fruits on the nose namely blackcurrants, licqourice, pine, hops and traces of toffee. Pine forward in flavour, hops, licqourice, light mineral tones, touch of chocolate and a little booze. Fuller end of medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter dry finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8660) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Deep pitch black pour with a thick moussey brown head. The aroma is amazing - orange peel, tangerine and some slightly tropical notes. A very subtle bit of cocoa and a touch of moderate malt character through the middle. Medium bodied but the hops in here are very expressive. Juicy and citrusy with a fantastic balance of malt and hops. Has a little bit of floral character as well. It’s lovely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (8233) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2012
50cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Pitch black color, small rough off-white colored head. Smell is great: malts, roasted malts, hops, fruity hops. Taste malts, lightly some coffee, fantastic hops, fruityness and a lovely bitterness. Wow this is good! Medium body, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Cask, Derby Winter Fest 2012.  Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are spicy with fruity, nutty dark chocolate and peppery grapefruit. Light coffee with melon and burnt toast. Flavours are bittersweet grapefruit with dark chocolate and marzipan. Spicy with vinous, red wine fruitiness. Pithy and dry to finish. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8065) - 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).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-04. Black body nice tan head and lace. 3+ Aroma is a melange of green hops dark malt and lightly roasty malt. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, the hops and lightly roasty dark malts work well together and find a good balance. Relatively rich overall, the alcohol is restrained. Smooth average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Very nice stuff. Bottle from Alesela, Glasgow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This fruity, resinous and chocolatey Black IPA pleases from aroma to finish, lending plenty of complexity and flavor.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A stable sheet of foam decorates the brown-edged black.
-Carbonation might be a bit zealous.
-Hop profile is more coniferous than citrusy.
-Bitterness is a blend of hop resins and malt roastiness.
-Drinkability is pretty high for the style.

Bottle. Merci, Ian!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7614) - 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.


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