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

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular. Currently 6.0% in bottle.

Black Rocks is a Black IPA. It is very dark in colour, yet has many characteristics of an India Pale Ale. Late mash additions provide the colour without the harsher, roasted flavours of the dark malts. The beer has a blackcurrant aroma and flavours of liquorice and pithy grapefruit

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3.1
mkel07 (5995) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from The WIne Emporium. Rating from 2013. As far as black IPA’s go this one was quite good. Deep black colour with a hint of light brown foam.

3.9
Davros (3187) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
Pours black with a large lasting head. Nose shows roasted malt, resinous hops, pine and fruit confectionery. Cocoa and roasted malt as flavours along with more of the confectionery. Some pine too. Finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness. Nice creamy carbonation works well.

3.7
humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
(33 cl bottle courtesy of minutemat; Bottled March 19th 2014) Pours black with big, tan, creamy head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is hoppy with citrus notes. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a relatively dry and bitter finish. Flavour has more piney notes and is characterised by hop bitterness and less of sweetness. Hardly any toasted character from the dark malt, which is generally the way I like my black IPA. Decent.

3.6
Stuartyboy (1671) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark ale with tan head fruity aroma with citrus grapefruit taste that is fresh and crisp

3.4
mr_h (5570) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
330ml bottle (bottle conditioned) from Alesela, Glasgow - opaque dark brown, thin beige off-white head, blackcurrant aroma, no lacing, dry, dark malty flavour, bit of liquorice, bittersweet finish

4.2
gegwilson (3712) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from the Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Pour black with a cream head. This is good stuff - starts bitter and hoppy before the chocolatey malts really start to come through. Finishes a little earthy but with a nice dark chocolate aftertaste. The hope notes are citrus and pine and aren’t quite as prominent as they can be in so e BIPAs. This is still top draw though.

3.5
MichaelAwesome (6519) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
Fine Black IPA with lots of hops and high drinkability. Citrus in the aroma with a balanced bitterness. Some grass in the back finish that one nicely off.

3.7
NikkTwist (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque pour. Tulip. Large tan head. Smooth dark notes. Goes down easy. Almost wish it was more of a challenge.

3.8
crlnts (390) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Nice light beige head. Dark red brown. Good lacing. Roasted malt, caramel.Hops, citrus pine., grapefruit, orange. Bitter sweet. Soft carbonation.

3.8
Beerhunter111 (20490) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee + schöne herbe fruchtige Aromen. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, fruchtig, hopfig, bitter, klasse Bier!


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