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


on tap

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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (7631) - 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)

   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. Solidne ciemne IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (6276) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (2514) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2016
dark brown colour, moderate sized beige-ish head; aroma of cocoa powder, overripe tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine resins and grape seed; taste of dark chocolate, overripe tropical fruity sweetness, grapefruit, grassy and resiny notes and grape seed bitterness; great black IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros IX (80) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
It was a good, but a quite yeasty stout and I didnt think much of it. Then I realised that it was well past its drink by date, which explains a lot. No taste of hops, some good dark malts, a bit of alcohol, but too much yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perun (157) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - DEC 10, 2016
Аромат после отстоя пены. Кофе, карамел& Приемле& но плотнос& для "темног&# эля" мало.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2756) - Rros, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2016
Olmost black with a light brownb head - Malt and fruity hop aroma - Malt body to support a good hoppy flavour that is fruity with good bitterness - the hops with bitterness goes into the finish - This was good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2359) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle 33cl. poured into a shaker. Clear dark ruby brown, good frothy tan head, fairly lasting, good lacing; fruity nose, aroma dark malts, oranges, cherries, black berries, after a while also cocoa, light licorice; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dried dark fruits; lingering roasty sweetbitter aftertaste, chocolate, fruity; medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation; very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1667) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 24, 2016
Black colored, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate, roasted malt, moderate citrus and pine hops. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, chocolate and cocoa, roasted malt, moderate citrusy grapefruit and floral hoppiness, medium bitterness, dry finish, lasting roasty bitter aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, creamy. (bottle, Sir Williams Pub, Ljubljana)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (1125) - FRANCE - NOV 5, 2016
On tap in Kaschk, Berlin-- Pours deep black with thin tan head. Nose is caramel and roasted malts. Aromas are roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, licorice. Average carbonation, full body. Long sweet, roasty and fruity finish. Really complex and great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (581) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2016 Donkerzwart bier met crmekleurige schuimkraag die goed aan het glas blijft plakken. Heerlijk aroma en smaken van drop, zoethout, citrus, appelsien, beetje koffie. Lekker volle romige smaak met een mooi zoet-bittertje op het eind. Lang leve Buxton.

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