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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: 414   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
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, pine, roasted, taste is sweet, velvety chocolate, hoppy flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8296) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a citrus and treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate malt flavor with dome dark molasses and a hefty dose of hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Bouteille 33cl partagée avec Tderoeck, merci! Brune foncée, col dense et crémeux sur une couleur café au lait. Doré au verre. Arôme sur une pointe de malt, léger chocolat, caramel et grillé, houblonné perce en rétro ajoutant une belle balance fruitée. Palais est léger en amertume avec une impression de Cascade. Profil malt tirant vers un léger style anglais, note de Maris, cara, chocolat. Fruité rappelant les agrumes, note de pamplemousse, pour un fini râpeux et au caractère anglais. Petite note d’amertume perce en fin de bouche et balance la part belle des malts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Draught. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing brown head. Very dark body. Mild sugary coffee citrus cream aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Short finish. Alcohol level nicely disquised.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8151) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
@Voldby. Dark brown coloured. Has an off-white head, lasting. Heavy hoppy aroma, herbs, citrus, fresh water. Sweet flavor, more hops, bitter finish. Dry-dry texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6445-20140704] 330mL bottle. Mild toasted figs aroma. Dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Roasted grains and malty coffee hints in the flavour. Full body. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Praha, BBE 05/2013
Fruity aroma with resin and gooseberry bush. Also hints of nettles and roastiness. Flavour is rather hoppy with gooseberry bush. some ash, vanilla and nettles. Quite rich, hoppy and balanced BIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7773) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Praha, Tampere.
Pours a black colour with an off-white head. Aroma of lovely floral hops, citrus and some maltiness. Flavour of roasted malts, strong floral hops, citrus, mandarin orange and exotic fruitiness. Medium bodied, silky smooth mouthfeel and a smooth, roasty and nicely bitter finish. Really well balanced. Delicious.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
From keg at the Euston Tap on 9 September 2014. Not had this chappie in a while and it was a pleasure to renew acquaintance (note to self: where are my old and more extensive notes?). Really lovely fruity, tropical hop character on the nose. Excellent balance of roast and bitter/grapefruit hop character on the palate. Just as a black IPA should be.


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