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

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RATINGS: 290   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Toffee orange and Terry’s chocolate orange up front on this impenetrable dark ruby-brown beer. Good sized fluffy beige head forms. Gentle carbonation and a world of flavour. Up front we get a hint of freshly ground coffee, followed swiftly by pine resin and sweet toffee malt. Then the citrus comes along to freshen the palate and finishes with a hint of earthy malt. Some chocolate, lots of hop bitterness. Its particularly drinkable for its ABV and bests the original. I’m glad I have 500ml as 330ml wouldn’t be enough. Lovely. This is up there with Axe-edge and SPA as my top Buxton brews. Edited 2/8/12 score revised up to 4.8 from 4.6 keg at barley mow, bristol
Unable to find fault, spot on tropical aroma, nary a hint of black malt, just full on fruit punch, no sign of the booze either, perfect carbonation and palate, fab 5/5 Edited 8/5/13 score up from 4.8 to 5

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle with husband. Black pour, tan head. Tropical fruits the feature in the nose, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is dominated by tropical fruits, with lots of roasted malts. Very similar to Axe Edge (wouldn’t be shocked if there weren’t many differences besides the malts used).

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hlcarr (1) - - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
Black in colour and with a malty base, the zesty hops and dark fruit aromas make for a brilliant Black IPA. Great hoppy and intense finish

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle from Rehills in Newcastle. Inky black with spicy orange marmalade flavours and a bitter grapefruit finish. Superb!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Great taste. Aromas of chocolate and liquorice, hints of vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Creamy palate. Black, with a frothy head.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle 0,5l Black color, against the light dark brown. Wonderfull creamy and huge, rocky foam. Aroma is just perfect!!!. So complex and so intensive. Masterpiece. Citrus, tropical fruits, pines, oranges, resins, in the background chocolate. Taste: amazing balance between bitterness and some sweetness. Here we have some citrus, pines, resins, oranges, tropical fruits, grapefruits, citrus pulp - perfectly mixed with dark chocolate, roasty malts. Very refreshing and addictive taste. Long warming finish, alcohol imperceptible. Medium body, creamy texture with low carbonation. Fabulous and Fantastic beer!!! One of the greatest that I ever tasted.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MiSiU (21) - Bosutow, POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Fruity, spicy aroma. It smells green, and tastes the same. Small but stable head, lot of tropical fruit and hops. Long aftertaste with toned and balanced bitterness. My no.1 beer for half a year now. Still need to find something better :D

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Appearance: pitch black with a huge tan head that just won’t drop. Great lacing. Aroma: fresh, citrusy and hoppy. Exactly how a Black IPA should smell. Even though it’s black, there’s no roastiness, no coffee, no chocolate in the aroma. Only fresh hops. Taste: pretty much the same as the aroma: hoppy, citrusy, however there are some roasty notes in the background, very subtle though. Medium bitterness, perfect for this beer. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation. Overall: a perfect example of how a black IPA should look, smell and taste like. This one is one of my all time favourite beers and I enjoy drinking it every once in a while. Highly recommended. Enjoyed from a teku glass.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hlc (10) - - JUN 7, 2012
Pours almost jet, brilliant nose with all the hop goodness coming through, taste is superb with loads of hop charecter carried through on the body, very well balanced

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (692) - - AUG 15, 2012
Pours pitch black with a thin beige head. Lots of pulpy citrus fruits, dark berries, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, pine, even some warming alcohol.


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