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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9970) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a citrus and treacle aroma. There is a hearty chocolate malt flavor with dome dark molasses and a hefty dose of hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Praha, Tampere.
Pours deep dark brown color with small head. Aroma of fruits, hops, dark toasted malts and caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, fruits, caramel, hops and sugar. Bitter fruity palate with a dry finish. Very nice.
3515

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9919) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
50cl bottle sampled with friends at beer temple. Thin off white head. Hazy dark amber pour. Great bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9908) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Bouteille 33cl partage avec Tderoeck, merci! Brune fonce, col dense et crmeux sur une couleur caf au lait. Dor au verre. Arme sur une pointe de malt, lger chocolat, caramel et grill, houblonn perce en rtro ajoutant une belle balance fruite. Palais est lger en amertume avec une impression de Cascade. Profil malt tirant vers un lger style anglais, note de Maris, cara, chocolat. Fruit rappelant les agrumes, note de pamplemousse, pour un fini rpeux et au caractre anglais. Petite note damertume perce en fin de bouche et balance la part belle des malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This fruity, resinous and chocolatey Black IPA pleases from aroma to finish, lending plenty of complexity and flavor.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A stable sheet of foam decorates the brown-edged black.
-Carbonation might be a bit zealous.
-Hop profile is more coniferous than citrusy.
-Bitterness is a blend of hop resins and malt roastiness.
-Drinkability is pretty high for the style.

Bottle. Merci, Ian!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Deep pitch black pour with a thick moussey brown head. The aroma is amazing - orange peel, tangerine and some slightly tropical notes. A very subtle bit of cocoa and a touch of moderate malt character through the middle. Medium bodied but the hops in here are very expressive. Juicy and citrusy with a fantastic balance of malt and hops. Has a little bit of floral character as well. Its lovely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Draught. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing brown head. Very dark body. Mild sugary coffee citrus cream aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Short finish. Alcohol level nicely disquised.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (9216) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Cask @ Borefts 2012. Black with only some bubbles for a head. Very lovely hopiness, citrus, tropical fruits, white grapes, pine. Taste is similar, tropical fruits, citrus zest, white grapes, tad kiwi, pulp, reasonably bitter with some mocha and dark malts, fine roast and choc in the back. Cask bodied, little carb and served warmer than usual which I mind less. It a UK thang.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (9181) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
9/I/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 11/VI/15, bottled: 11/IX/14 (2015-25) Thanks to The_Osprey for the trade!

Little hazy deep brown beer, huge creamy beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit piny, citrus, caramel, some mocha, sweet malts, cheesy touch, fruity, some strawberry jam. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, little sour, bitter hops, bit resinous. Aftertaste: soft roast, very bitter hops, resinous, citrus, bit piny, oily hops, long lasting bitterness. Very nice stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8821) - ITALY - APR 20, 2013
scura buona schiuma discreta persistenza note fruttate frutta esotica leggero agrumato in tocco resinoso leggere note torrefatte buon amaro


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