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


on tap


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RATINGS: 192   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Norwich Tap House. Black with a red hue and quickly diminishing off white head. Leans more towards the IPA end of the scale, but with some notable black stuff in there on the fruity side of a porter - so winter fruits, roast malts and a strong citrus and pine bitterness from the hops. Medium body, mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (4004) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from Cornelius. Dense black body with a thick off-white head that holds well. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, oranges and a hint of chocolate - such a bright, fruity aroma for a Black IPA. Delicious tropical fruit flavour with a big hoppy hit. Medium body with an oily texture. A stunning Black IPA that leans more towards an IPA than a Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (5079) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Tap at Buxton Tap House. 6.0%. Very dark brown. Minimal head. Juicy dark fruits. Toffee apples. Big bitter mouthfeel. Big tasty IPA. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2609) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Keg at The Lyric, London on 15 June. Dark, almost black pour. Burnt and bitter aroma; earthy with hints of coffee. Bitter taste followed by some subtle balanced sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2013
50cl, new English brew Anno 2011, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, malty/fruity and slightly roasted/bitter, easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (4073) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2013
500ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Nice grapefruit aromas. Pours black with average tan head, some lacing. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste is some coffee, fruity hops, some subtle roasty flavours, well balanced. Very enjoyable. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (9514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Draught. Low and quickly dsiappearing white head. Hazy dark brown body. Hard roasted malt aroma with coffee and a touch of blackcurrant. Flavor of roasted malt and coffee with hints of grass and grapefruit. Low carbonation. Long finish. Alcohol level seems just right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12366) - Troms, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
200ml from tap at Mikkeller & Friends, shared with Skinnyviking. Coal black body, tiny layer, fragile lacing. Dark fruity aroma joined by roasted malts. Dark leafs to the taste buds mingled with roasted malts, including a touch of coffee. Malt bitter ending. Easy to drink and easy to enjoy (Copenhagen, 22.05.2013).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (2066) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
Gravity at Cambridge Beer Festival 2013. Deep black with brown tint, not too much of a head. Intense mouth puckering upfront hit, fruity and also salty, it actually does have blackcurrant and licorice as the blurb says, almost like those old blackcurrant and licorice sweets! Really nice. Finish is long and bitter, citric, if anything like grapefruit. I sometimes find Black IPAs a bit artificial and forced, struggling to meld flavours together, but this is superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (16045) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle @ Ynwa , Kolding. Pours nearly black. Small White head. Roast, cocoa, liquorice and grapefruit. Smooth and dry.

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