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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (7022) - Vantaa, - JAN 26, 2013
Dark brown, lasting beige head. Musty, roasty, grapefruity and coffeeish flavor. Anise, licorice, hoppy and roasty aroma. Very tempting aroma, great balance. Maybe the best beer on the festival? more please. thumps up!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Czekoladowo-likierowa słodycz, fajna gęstość, niezła goryczka, tylko chmielu w aromacie mało. Dobre piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2555) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle. Very dark brown, big head. Aroma of grassy and herbal hops, in taste lightly sweet, grassy with grapefruit bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (663) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Deep black, frothy mocha coloured head, minimal lacing. Aromas of toasty coffee, grapefruit and caramel. Heavy grapefruit flavours throughout, dry toasty coffee to finish and a long, mid level bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1450) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 28/10/2015. Pours a very drak brown with a big head. Has quite an odd aroma - blackcurrant is accurate, with some vegemite yeastiness. Its a malty beast in the mouth, with lots of roasted, burnt malts, some chocolate notes, and more vegemite. Theres a bit of sweet fruit in the mix, and the bitterness is firm and resiny. The texture is a touch creamy and the carbonation soft. An unusual and quite interesting black IPA which Im a little undecided about. Perhaps I should give it another try...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (1116) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2015
Noire opaque, collet persistant, belle dentelle. Aromes caf et zeste dagrumes. Vive a lattaque, lamertume se dveloppe au fur et mesure pour une finale longue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours black with a brown head. Im not sure how accurate my tasting was. I feel like the bottle may have been off. Ill have to try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8690) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle from Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a yeast, grass nettle hop bitter, light grapefruit sour palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heman (870) - Tychy, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Aromat zdominowany jest chmielem, zapach jest słodki, owocowo- kwiatowy. Pod nimi delikatne nuty żywiczne. Bardzo przyjemne wrażenie, a dodatkowo w miarę ogrzewania, spod chmielu można wyczuć subtelne nuty palone. Barwa nieprzejrzyście czarna, piana intensywna, drobno-pęcherzykowa, ładnie oblepia szkło. Smak zdominowany jest chmielem, w pierwszej linii mamy posmaki żywiczno-trawiaste. Goryczka jest wysoka i wyraźna, ale dobrze skontrowana pełnią słodową. Przed samą końcwką pojawia się na krtką chwilę, smak kawy i słodw palonych, ale jest naprawdę ledwo wyczuwalny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, grapefruit, taste is similar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1208) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle at home. Dark fruit, bitter chocolate, liquorice with a bit of citrus sweetness. Well balanced malt and hop. Very tasty.,

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