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

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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


The_Osprey's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (2912) - Richmond, Greater London, - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014

March 2013 - Cold 500ml bottle. Big thick foamy head lasts a few minutes. Smells piney, fair bit of cat urine. Taste is really interesting. Initially like a floral IPA, then comes in the barley and coffee, finish is more barley and bitterness, aftertaste is dark chocolate. Flavours are strong but balanced. This is great. Not miles away from top marks. (4.1)

Nov 2014 - 330ml bottle, new branding. 2 months old. Black, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is hoppy with apple, pine, some ash, fruit salad sweets. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is ash, pine, woody bitterness, soft medicinal, salty finish. Nice, but not quite up to where it was last time round. (3.8)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12060) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
KØLF 141114. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, pine. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, chocolate, pine, orange, citrus. Very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (93) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Cask at Buxton Tap House. Black with thick tan head. Heady fruity hop aromas with roasted malt... Flavours follow suit. Really thick and creamy malts with a strong hop backbone. Superb black IPA. Helps that it was served impeccably at Buxton’s own tap house.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (2220) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
Black body, beige huge head, standing bumpy. Lacing’s varied with holes. Dry prunes through forest leaves, pine cones, liquorice and berries, and a tiny coffee note into the nose. Tastes dark malts, dusty leafy hops, liquorice, coffee notes, huge bowl of dark fruits. Lingering fruity dark finish including potent hops. Body’s good, carbonation’s soft. Tasty sipper. [33cl br bottle, abv7.5%, BB11.06.2015, B@Vinmonopolet 9008, T@höme17May]

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IngetSlick (26) - - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière. Beige foamy head with a coffee colored liquid. Smells of Hazelnut and citrus. A complex tste of grass, citrus, coffe & punch. Sweet & bitter aftertaste. Overall an exceptional Black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
330ml bottle from Eebria. Pours black with tan head. Brilliant zesty Black IPA with hints of chocolate and a nice bitter finish. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2986) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015
English black IPA with dense, creamy, pale beige, regularly shaped head and opaque black colour. Strong and very attractive, elegantly spicy hoppy and refreshing aroma of grapefruit, pine needles, lemon zest, chocolate fondant, dried plums, toasted bread, black pepper corns, liquorice, dried wormwood and other bitter herbs, tangerine, walnuts, blueberries... Fruity onset, raisins, sourish berries, pear, with a strong and very refreshing citrus peel note, medium carbo, smooth and oily mouthfeel, smooth and velvety dark maltiness ensuing with nutty, caramelly and slightly chocolatey character, becoming roasted bitter in the end, but no coffee-like flavour: instead, the roasted bitterness is interrupted by the hops, playing their role in drying the mouth, with a resinous, peppery and lovely citrussy, aromatic quality as well as deeply bittering, lasting for a long time; alcohol warms a little bit, whisky-like, but does not become too apparent at any point. This is a beautifully crafted example of a style I admittedly have a weakness for. Cheers to Buxton, one of those new, creative English craft breweries. Makes me curious for the rest of their range.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1675) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Donkere roodzwarte kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, hop, chocolade, koffie. Smaakt bitter, koffie, fruitig, vanille. Goede bittere smaak, maar ook zacht en zoetig. Mooi bier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3050) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
(Buxton Imperial Black) Bottle 330 ml, shared with vipinvelp, ABV 7.5% Black coloured body, light beige head, tall but a bit thin, with good retention though, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of grass, hops, citrus, not so much roasted character. Nice taste, grass, light hops, wild plantation, light chocolate, roasted malts now, liquorice. Medium body, good carbonation. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2021) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Flaska från Savuer Biére. Smak och doft av humle, grapefrukt, svarta vinbär, rostad malt, torkad frukt med toner av choklad och tobak. Fruktig, frisk, spännande och välbalanserade smaker, lätt kropp, beska med smak av grapefrukt och tall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (777) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
Bottle at home, black beer with a medium head, aroma is roasted, some citrus. Taste is citrus, malt, some coffee, nice one


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