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

bottled
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RATINGS: 332   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.


Osprey87's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Osprey87 (2049) - - 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)


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gregus (297) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Butelka; barwa czarna; piana bujna, gęsta, drobna, ładnie oblepia szkło. Intensywny aromat cytrusowy, pomarańczowy, żywiczny, czekoladowy, ciemnych słodów. W smaku cytrusy, pomarańcza, grejpfrut, ciemna czekolada. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Goryczka wysoka. Gładkie w ustach.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle at the Local Pub, Athens. Black color with beige frothy head. Hoppy aroma, piney and grassy, light roasted malty. Heavy bitter and light sweet taste, like the aroma. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (350) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
330 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of pine, grass and hops. Taste is bitter, pine and grass mostly, with some floral notes. The black character shines through its absence. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6723) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikaLukanainen (29) - POLAND - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Pours black with no reflexes. The head is of impressive size, long-lasting and of deep beige colour. Aroma is a bunch of citrus notes with resin, pine, floral accents - very intense and pleasant. Taste is moderately sweet, resin with some chocolate. The albedo bitterness comes into play at the exact moment, is quite strong but not too dominant. Resin in the aftertaste. Generally, the best Black IPA I have tried so far. Balanced, hoppy, disappeared from the glass unexpectably fast - Although Black IPA is not my favourite beer style I found myself panting for more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (573) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black, aroma is toffee, roast malts, sweet caramel, coffee. Taste is roast malts, coffee, caramel, sweetness, fruity hops, finish is gentle bitter, body is medium, carbonation is soft. Excellent

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobyFischer (105) - FRANCE - NOV 26, 2014
Robe épaisse noire d’encre.Tout à fait trouble avec de très légers reflets rouges à la lumière.Nez d’épines d’arbres résineux : pin, sapin très prenant et subtil.En bouche, beau corps malté, boisé, chocolat noir et saveurs d’houblons aromatiques.Fin amère, mais à peine sèche.Bel équilibre.Très bonne black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6602) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle traded with madmitch76. It pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is loaded with juicy hops and licorice. Light roast. The flavor is licorice, roasted malts, citric hops, juicy fruit and pine. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frode (308) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle 33 cl.
Dark brown, tan head. Roasted malt, hoppy citrus. Sweet, more of same and chocolate. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
330 ml bottle @ Konttori
Dark cola brown beer with blonde head. Aroma has chocolate, licorice, pine, resin and toffee. Flavor is resinous and grapefruity bitter as well as chocolaty sweet. Palate is medium full and slick. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste is resinous with licorice and coffee acidicy. Decent, but again the age of 12 months is too much for this, it shows on the aftertaste.


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