overall
99
99
style
Brewed by Buxton
Style: Black IPA
Buxton, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16882) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. It pours a big, creamy, dark beige head over an almost black body. Nice lacings. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and lots of orange peel and pine cones. Its full bodied and a bit heavy on the carbonation. Still nice though. Semi-dry. Roasted matls, dark chocolate, hints of coffee and lots of pine cones and citrus peel. Nice hoppy bitterness too, lasting for a good while. Roasted malts and hop flavors in the finish. Sure a nice one, although its a bit more dark malty than I prefer my Black IPAs. 140613

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (16619) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
500mL bottle at Euston Tap, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of dry toasted malts, some floral hops, and very dry notes. Flavour brings out very dry roasted / toasted malts, pungent piney hops, and dry bread. Very dry body, full of toasted malt and dry piney hops. Excellent black IPA - one of the best British beers out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (16569) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Unclear very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, little earthy and pine. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, pine, little earthy, little citrus, little peppery, liquorice and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15908) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle @ Y.N.W.A Beershop, Kolding. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast and a massive amount of fresh hops. Pine and grapefruit. Crisp and really fresh. Soft and smooth. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15571) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 500ml bottle (Angleterre, Helsinki) (6:5:7:4:14=3.6)
Nice roasty aroma. Mellow rich body. Smooth body, but carbonation a little higher than I like, swirls away though. Nice nuttiness. Not sure where this is aiming as its not a black IPA. I guess its a good hoppy stout though.Good balance between full stout roast and bitter hops. Aromatics not so extreme, barely fighting the other aspects, not a self-selling aroma at all. But still a nice beer.
Rerate: Keg (Pudel, Tallinn) (7:5:7:4:14=3.7)
Very similar to bottle, but a bit more aroma, both roast and pungent spicy hops. Taste matches that exactly. Covers 7.5% very well. Lovely hoppy stout. We did a comparison to Dark Arts, which wed previously given 3.7, and while that one smelt better, this clearly tasted better. Overall, the preference was here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2012
Cask at Borefts BeerFest 2012. Black - offwhite head. Roasted, light burned, dry burned, ok hoppy, dry bitterness, high malty, zesty, citrus, nice malty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (15126) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2012
50cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Pitch black color, small rough off-white colored head. Smell is great: malts, roasted malts, hops, fruity hops. Taste malts, lightly some coffee, fantastic hops, fruityness and a lovely bitterness. Wow this is good! Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
KLF 141114. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, pine. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, chocolate, pine, orange, citrus. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (14223) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest 12. Black, inky with tan head. Corr heavy, charcoaled malts, deep, full, dry then a playfull hoppiness, tangy and bitter, lasting. A belting great beer, very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14014) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
Cask at CBC. It pours cloudy dark brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is charcoal, treacle, varnish, cola and liquorice. The taste is charcoal, roasted malt, sweet caramel, tar, treacle, smoke, wood, liquorice, cocoa powder and a touch of spice, with a long dry-dry roasted finish. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. A tasty black IPA.


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