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Buxton Imperial Black

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (50) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 20, 2014
Cervesa amb una molt bona compenetració entre les maltes torrades i la gran quantitat de llúpol. Cerveza con una buena compenetración entre las maltas tostadas y la gran cantidad de lúpulo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rhyshewer (59) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Aroma: Mango, Lime, Grapefruit, Red Berries, hint of Chocolate. Appearance: Black, minimal Tan Head. Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee, grapefruit, citrus, roasty. Palate: Light bodied, Oily texture, medium carbonation, warm, bitter roasty ending. Overall: IPA with added Black. Leans more on the hoppy side than the malty, but retains a nice balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
InPivoVeritas (196) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with big off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is orange, citrus fruits, strawberries and light pine. Taste is medium sweet at the beginning. High, long and clead bitterness quickly takes over. Light roast. Medium body. Very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
terrybail (515) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO Pours and looks like a stout AROMA chocolate, roasty, citrus, earthy, alcohol, Appearance black, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, Very good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buczer (99) - Pabianice, POLAND - APR 6, 2014
bottle, pours very dark brown, almost black with beige durable head. Intense citrus aroma with roasted bacground. Taste is very complex. Roasted malts, chocolate, a little bit of coffee, friuty, medium bitterness, bit sour. Medium body, nice bitter finish. Zajebiste :)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fajry (167) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Flaska. Velmi, velmi tmave pivo. Vona prazene slady, kava, kakao, jemne alkohol. Chut opat prazene slady, horka cokolada, suchost kakaa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Aroma plum, chocolate. Light roast. Moderate herbal grassy hops. Dark brown colour. Taste is very nicely balanced, with bold amount of chocolate and roast complementing the grassy herbal hoppiness. Nicely balanced. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (796) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours black color, nice long lasting beige head. Aroma is roasted, hoppy, coffee, cocoa. Taste is roasted, hoppy, grapefruit, coffee, dark chocolate, lightly sweet, some hints of alcohol. Very nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (3816) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown color with medium beige heads. Roasted malt, citrus hops in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, citrus hops in taste. Medium long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This fruity, resinous and chocolatey Black IPA pleases from aroma to finish, lending plenty of complexity and flavor.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A stable sheet of foam decorates the brown-edged black.
-Carbonation might be a bit zealous.
-Hop profile is more coniferous than citrusy.
-Bitterness is a blend of hop resins and malt roastiness.
-Drinkability is pretty high for the style.

Bottle. Merci, Ian!


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