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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7550) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a small tan head that leaves a some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, chocolate, grape hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium plus body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Grape hoppy, mild fruity, coffee and some chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely stuff! Had anyway a little bit higher hope at 7.5% abv.
Personal stats: Bottle from Ninas Mini Market in Edinburgh, Scotland.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
From keg at the Euston Tap on 9 September 2014. Not had this chappie in a while and it was a pleasure to renew acquaintance (note to self: where are my old and more extensive notes?). Really lovely fruity, tropical hop character on the nose. Excellent balance of roast and bitter/grapefruit hop character on the palate. Just as a black IPA should be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours dark black with a thin beige head, pine hop in the aroma, has a big hop taste with a background of roast chocolate malts. Dry finish, this is really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015

First rating: Big beige-brown lasting head. Mostly opaque black body goes deep dark brown at edges. Spicy roasty earthy aroma with chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet spicy earthy gooseberry taste with roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty earthy chocolatey aftertaste with spicy gooseberry notes. Lovely, harmonic beer with lots of flavour. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strmmen.) 6,4,7,3,13=3.3

Second rating: Big brown-beige head. Opaque black body goes deep dark red at the bottom with fast carbonation. Deep roasty tropical fruit aroma with wooden overripe berries notes. Dry-sweet roasty pineapple taste with wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry wooden lacquer and tropical fruit aftertaste with burnt dusty notes. The aroma has some jarring combinations, but its much more harmonic in the mouth. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strmmen.) 6,4,7,3,13=3.3

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (7460) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
BBF 12 smells like a weak IPA, taste folows black IPA... doesnt taste any diffrent to me than an IPA , eyes closed... and the fact this is very mediocer... nah, would rather drink something else than ... but this aint bad at all , theres just way better out there

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (7228) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
500 ml bottle conditioned, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Lovely aroma of citrussy hops, on a background of moderately roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate. The medium dry flavour has again citrussy hops, blended with distinct roasted malts, notes of strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate and resin. The contradictory "Black IPA" style is beginning to grow on me, and this one is a fine specimen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (7225) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
33cl bottle @ Hell hunt. Pours black with a thick light brown head. Citrusy fruity, roasty, woody aroma. Pleasant.. Flavor has roastedness, grapefruit, licorice. Long finish. Roasty. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7214) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2012
On tap at 4th Borefts. Black colour with small tan head, leaving a thin layer. Full dose intense hoppy aroma, grassy. Taste is grassy hoppy, decent dark malty undertones; really bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (7207) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
500ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Pine, roasted malt, grapefruit and plain chocolate in the aroma. Hoppy, soapy and roasted taste with coffee, liquorice and chocolate detected. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7174) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2013
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Massive size, brown head, stays. Full of hops, sweet, mellow roast, fresh notes in aroma. Nice sneaking roast, bunch of hops, juicy, floral taste. Well balanced bitterness. Nice brew!


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