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

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
On gravity at the Factoberfest, Tobacco Factory, Bristol September 2012. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Big aroma of citrus fruits, grassy hops, pine and a touch of sweetness. Flavour had plenty of dark fruits and tangerines, a hint of fruit cake and a dry, resinous finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6434) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6395) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Praha, Tampere.
Pours deep dark brown color with small head. Aroma of fruits, hops, dark toasted malts and caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, fruits, caramel, hops and sugar. Bitter fruity palate with a dry finish. Very nice.
3515

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6260) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
Big beige-brown lasting head. Mostly opaque black body goes deep dark brown at edges. Spicy roasty earthy aroma with chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet spicy earthy gooseberry taste with roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty earthy chocolatey aftertaste with spicy gooseberry notes. Lovely, harmonic beer with lots of flavour. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6248) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6242) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 20 Feb 2014) Black colour with frothy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of pine needles, coffee, dark chocolate, black rye bread and hints of mint. Malty, roasted, hoppy taste with coffee, dark chocolate, pine needles, grapefruit, black rye bread and a generous piney, citric bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Very tasty and well made black IPA. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with a large mostly-lasting rocky tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma has a surprising, in a good way, amount of hops along with malt and some coffee -- mostly just hops though. (Surprising because I didn’t realize this was a Black IPA) Flavour is also really hoppy along with some roasted malt, coffee and a long moderate hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Really good, I need to get more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle at Euston Tap, London, black pour. Light chocolate aroma with light herbalness. Great flavor, roast with well balanced bitterness. Very impressive black IPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5930) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via un ami. Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de pin. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat et de pin. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat amèr en arrière goût. (Rating #5864)


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