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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 463   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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4.1
The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014

March 2013 - Cold 500ml bottle. Big thick foamy head lasts a few minutes. Smells piney, fair bit of cat urine. Taste is really interesting. Initially like a floral IPA, then comes in the barley and coffee, finish is more barley and bitterness, aftertaste is dark chocolate. Flavours are strong but balanced. This is great. Not miles away from top marks. (4.1)

Nov 2014 - 330ml bottle, new branding. 2 months old. Black, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is hoppy with apple, pine, some ash, fruit salad sweets. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is ash, pine, woody bitterness, soft medicinal, salty finish. Nice, but not quite up to where it was last time round. (3.8)


3.8
weihenweizen (3748) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Refrigerated 330 ml brown bottle, bottled April 25, 2017, poured into a glass from Leighton. Translucent black with small off-white head. Aroma is nice herbal hops, medium body, some carbonation, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is nice herbal hops, fruity dark malt, citrus hops, and a little evergreen hops. Not too heavy for me, really one of the best black IPAs I have had. Thanks Leighton!

4.2
JackMandarin (365) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle from Bridgend Services, Freuchie. Pours a very dark brown. Thin, off-white head that just about clings to the side as we go. Aroma has a powerful pine hit. Dank tropicality. Stone fruit aroma. Red berry jammy notes. Caramelised orange. Toasty aromas. Very light coffee and chocolate. Very well played. Taste has more red berry notes, both fresh and dried. Seville orange tang. A little citric and juicy lemon. Substantial bitterness. Long, bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. Light roastiness at the end. Decent carbonation. Medium to full mouthfeel. Bench-marking gear here. Lovely!

3.8
Sjohnh (928) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
These are daft beers, aren’t they. Confusion at the outset as the cola / stout appearance yields to a piney, citrussy fruit salad. Then, if not done well, it’s a horrible clash of coffee and fruit. When done well, like here, the hops are fruity and dank and the roasted malt and chocolate provide a subtle backbone. Good body too.

3.9
R4N5H (1164) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
On tap at the Buxton Brewery taproom on 26-May-2017. Almost black with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and cocao nibs. Full body and medium carbonation. Taste of malt, chocolate, molasses and hops. A lovely smooth bitter hoppy chocolatey finish. Pretty good Black IPA.

2.8
ironcontra (210) - POLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Fairly opaque with a light head and good lacing. Low body and fairly carbonated. Outside of yer customary IPA hoppiness you’ve got some bitter black coffee flacors thrown in, a bit piney, a bit smokey. A solid refreshing BIPA but definitely not on a level of its own

2.9
erikaraeb (138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2017
On tap @ Hanging Bat Edinburgh. Mild malty aroma and tastes of smoke, cigarettes, and saltine crackers. Somewhat watery for a black IPA.

4
Beerowl80 (379) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of roast malt and dark chocolate with some fruity hops. Moderate sweet and bitter. Oily with medium body. Very nice.

3.9
Ktwse (4797) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, citrus. Taste is fairly rich bitter, citrus followed by coffee in the finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.5
Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Solidne ciemne IIPA.

4
AshtonMcCobb (6499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle from Hanging Bat. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - wafts of canned oranges and apples on opening. A general expansion into fruit salad by the time the pour has finished. On closer inspection add some resin and molasses. Taste - more fruit salad intermingled with molasses, dark chocolate and toffee. Marmalade. Lime taper on the finish. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - great stuff. A very narrow style to get right but this was nailed. First 4 of 2017.


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