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


on tap

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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, pine, roasted, taste is sweet, velvety chocolate, hoppy flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10658) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
500 ml bottle. Black Door, Helsinki, Finland. Dark brown almost black colour with small tan head. Absolutely delicious aroma with piney and fruity hops, moderate bitterness, mild roasted malt, liquorice and dryness. Flavour is more roasted malt, dry liquorice, sweet sugary notes, some balancing hops, mild bitterness and anise. Aroma is more IPA and flavour more Stout/Porter. Yummy! Very very tasty. More of this please! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10449) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ Voldby Tasting. Pours black with a offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, hops, citrus, peach, some catspiss notes aswell. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, rich hoppy, peach and grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. Really nice one. 080513

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Cask, handpump at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London 6th Jan 2012 Black in colour with a filmy head. This is an ’In yer face’ beer with loads of chocolate and citrus zapping around. Good thrusting bitterness with a nice drying finish, citrus showing well mainly grapefruit, drinks far too easily for the abv, Lovely, not quite as lovely as the ’Wild Boar’ but still a corking beer. [b> A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours black with a big,bubbly tan head. Aromas of pine, resin and roast. Taste has more chocolate notes, big hop bitterness. Bit fizzy, but very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9533) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush opening night. I’m not sure this is the beer I asked for but here goes. Aroma is roast and light tart earthy mushroom. Opaque black pour with a persistent light tan head. Flavour is mineral, smooth roast coffee and earthy hop. Light sour raspberry in the finish. Body is a touch light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9411) - 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!

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