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


on tap


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 1, 2014
330ml bottle from Redmonds. Deep brown, almost black, ruby highlights. Big, rocky, frothy tan tinted head. Looks the business. Roast malt and a great blast of hops in the aroma, some leather notes, good hints of a pine forest. Flavour is slightly sweet up front, then comes the big dark malt, medium bitter and a touch fruity in the finish. Loads and loads of body. Mouth feel is sublime, rich, oily and slick. Roasty bitterness in the finish. How good is this brewery?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4223) - Radom, POLAND - APR 29, 2014
Aromatyczne chmielne piwo. Lekko tostowe i opiekane. W smaku przyjemnie goryczkowe. Ale nie jest ciezkie w piciu. Pieknie wyglada. tzn jest czarne, se spora piana ale srednio trwala. Metnosc spora bo nic przez swiatlo w szklanicy nie przeswitywalo. Polecam amatorom ciemnych IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4321) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: flowers, light caramels. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: turning very bitter, hints of malty sweets coming up, dry long finish. Overall: OK black IPA, too bitter for me in the plate. Pint at the Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
clear, black, liquorice and bitter coffee at the end.medium body, have been trying lots of black ipas at the moment. not the best but not the worst either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle in The Macc. Dark brown to black body, thin pale tan head. Aroma has hops, coffee, garlic, some smoke. Flavour has coffee, blackcurrant, tropical fruits, nice medium bitter finish. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2014
Large beige head black pour very gassy the aromas rich malt floral citrus the flavours floral stone fruit peach grapefruit strong bitter lemon caramel grain note aniseed the finish could be crisper the best tastes floral hops fruit fair tastingBIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (7214) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy darkest brown colour with huge, frothy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Fruity hoppy aroma, has notes of blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant. Taste is bitter, roasty dark malty with a touch of coffee, some liquorice, fruity hoppy overtones with a grapefruit touch, some sweat. Slightly too dull bitterness, surpressed fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (5731) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. 6%. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma is roasted with sugar and some hops, flavor is bitter and roasted with sthops, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1198) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Kiwifruit, grapefruit and lemongrass hops mix with milk chocolate, black coffee and liquorice to create the aroma. Potent lemongrass, kiwifruit and melon hops up front give way to smooth milk chocolate and mild coffee in the mid-palate. Liquorice comes in at the finish, and there is a lemongrass hops aftertaste. This is a superbly balanced and extremely enjoyable black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5900) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Cask @ Euston Tap (Greater London). Brown with a small ring of beige foam and intense lacing. Aroma of liquorice, fruity notes, roasted malt and pine. Taste is slightly sweet with liquorice, fruity notes, roasted malt and light/moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good Black IPA. I usually dont like beers where liquorice is present, but in this case the balance its not overwhelming and the balance is still good.

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