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


on tap

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RATINGS: 464   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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The_Osprey's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (9343) - 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)

MaltMonger1 (1) - FRANCE - DEC 10, 2017 does not count
Great black IPA !
Chocolate and roasted aromas from malts with great hops.

ALIBALI (2584) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2017
Ashgrauer BetonHarz, der schwarze VorzeigeBody & der ,mal wieder cremende, massiv harzhopfige Abgang treten Arsch ✨👌 ...Cascadian Style ❤✨ 0,33l Flasche im CAFE DE KOFFER, Groningen.

sebsky (330) - ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle @Bumble Inn,Peterborough.
Black,red tint.
Nose - strong pine,pineapple.
Taste -citrus,pine,slightly astringent.

buddybutch (128) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Strong roasted malt, dry hope, light grapefruit. Liquor finish. Soft/flat carbonation

robinshute123 (69) - Torquay, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Very dark colored black IPA. Rosted malts and slight chocolate flavours :) a very well crafted beer!

bateleur (162) - BETCHWORTH, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark with thick beige head. Aroma roasted malt and chocolate. Taste hoppy bitter followed by strong coffee bitter.

Maarten1993 (1365) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Drank 12-8-17 while writing. Nice beer. Quite soft. More stout-ish than Black IPA. Especially in the beginning it’s malty. Hops coming through in the end. Good.

LazyPyro (1667) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours black with a thick beige head, decent retention. Aroma: citrus, fruity, roast malt. Taste: hoppy, citrus fruits, herbal, roast malt, pine, hint of chocolate, nicely balanced, nice bitterness. Medium body, smooth oily texture, moderate carbonation. What a great black IPA!

weihenweizen (4143) - 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!

JackMandarin (467) - 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!

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