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

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RATINGS: 440   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6952) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a small tan head that leaves a some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, chocolate, grape hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium plus body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Grape hoppy, mild fruity, coffee and some chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely stuff! Had anyway a little bit higher hope at 7.5% abv.
Personal stats: Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market in Edinburgh, Scotland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6804) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
500ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Pine, roasted malt, grapefruit and plain chocolate in the aroma. Hoppy, soapy and roasted taste with coffee, liquorice and chocolate detected. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6722) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Ben! Pours clear black, light creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, pine, citrus, slight roastyness, coffee. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
500 ml bottle conditioned, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Lovely aroma of citrussy hops, on a background of moderately roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate. The medium dry flavour has again citrussy hops, blended with distinct roasted malts, notes of strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate and resin. The contradictory "Black IPA" style is beginning to grow on me, and this one is a fine specimen.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (6642) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours dark black with a thin beige head, pine hop in the aroma, has a big hop taste with a background of roast chocolate malts. Dry finish, this is really good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (6642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle from de Molen Beershop, bottled 19/2/15 BB 19/2/16, large sample. Dark brown color, big frothy light brown head. Big aroma of piney and citrussy hop, slight roast and hint of cookie. Medium bitterness in taste, some roast, slight cookie sweetness. Slight thin in body, but the aroma makes up for that. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from beersiveknown - many thanks, Steve! Pours out in a deep black colour with medium body and steady head. Aroma of fresh hops and roasted nuts. Taste of fresh hops, nuts, barley, spruce, oak and barrel. Fresh and citrus finish. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6459) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Black Door, 20120817) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had pine, grass and hint of roasted malts in the background. Palate was medium bodied and a bit oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, roasted malts, ash, pine, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, hoppy and bitter. Aroma promised less roastedness than the taste delivered. A great beer nevertheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6446) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle in London. It pours a deep amber-brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy and malty with notes of pines needles, dried leaves and cut grass. Taste is malty with some caramel, earthy notes and piney hops and resin. Quite full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a good take on the style

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6445) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2014
Not a bad one but also not relly hitting what I like. Thick, strong with some coffee and roasted malt. Classy classic.


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