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


on tap

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RATINGS: 410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drjoeng (248) - - SEP 4, 2014
7.5% ABV IPA Pours out a stout head of thick tan foam. Settles into a thin crust of creamy malty foam. The nose on this thing is disarming and deceptively deep and floral. Looks like a stout, smells like an IPA. Nice strong hints of ripe kiwis and passion fruit. First mouthful is light, carbonated and hoppy. There is no syrupy heft. Something you’d expect of a imperial stout or strong porter which this had every indication of being when poured out. Only as the first few mouthfuls settles into the back of the throat does the stout experience start to kick in with a toasty, malty, barley-like bass beat. There is a soft harmony of toffee, and a hint of dark chocolate. Breathe in through your nose and let it linger in the back of your throat and you amazingly get another cheeky reminder that the brewer’s crafty use of aromatic hops. Goes on my favorites list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1178) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Dark brown to black body, with a quite small but stable, creamy, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood, earth, citrus, dark berries. Taste with about the same aromas and some more tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium, creamy, with a lively carbonation and it finishes medium bitter, roasty and citric. Tasty! Especially the balance is great, with creamy dark malt notes on a par with fresh citric hop notes. Really easy to drink, the ABV isn’t noticeable. Overall I have to say, I’m beginning to love Black IPAs from Britain, each one I’ve had so far was just delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1949) - ESTONIA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown beer, tan head. Nose is roasty malt, crisp hops, grapefruit, passion fruit. Taste is roast, malt, touch of coffee and chocolate. Finish has a lot of grapefruity hops, nice roasty bitterness and some alcohol. Medium carbonation, somewhat oily mouhtfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simonsen (898) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart farge, mykt karbonert med beige kremet skumtopp. Smaker kaffe, sitrus, granbar samt fruktighet fra solbær. En anstendig bipa. Ganske god

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ColaKid (70) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
Bloody ripper of a black IPA. Had a pint at East of Everything, Melbourne. A full bodied IPA with robust blackcurrent citrus hop flavour, amazing stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HaakonBjerkeli (44) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Thick , pale cappuccino head, lasting. Creamy and medium body, almost black. Aroma is citrusy, dark fruit/berry. Taste is the same, som bitterness, roast, malt sweetness. Good balance between styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2390) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle enjoyed at home
Black with a tanned head. Smell of roast, citrus, dark malts. Moderate sweet, roast, coffee and citrus nice blended. Medium bitter finish. A quite straight forward BIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2413) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to richthevillanvillan black tan head. Aroma is topical pine liquorice. Taste is same good roasted notes and good hoppy bitterness. Nice oily mouthfeel. V good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Strong mix of aromas, citrus and tropical fruits with the IPA mixed with the burnt grains and licorice dark ale, pours black and murky (I don’t like to waste the sediment) with a small but lasting head, it was a full bodied IPA with the advantage of dark ale burnt bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2849) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Re-Rating Date: 5/13/2015Tasted on bottle. Black color with a frothy white head with good lasting and nice lacework. aroma has notes of fresh hops, some roasty notes and coffee. Flavor is strong bittery with good duration, roasted malts notes with licorice and black coffee hints. Strong bittery final with good duration and hogh astringency.
Rating Date: 8/21/2014 Black color with a frothy white head with good lasting. Aroma has notes of light toasted malts, slightly citrusy. Flavor has a decent bitterness, slightly roasted malts and light citrus. The final has a good bitterness with good duration.

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