Brewed by Bacchus Brewing Company (Australia)
Style: Black IPA
Capalaba, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
One of our signature brews, this Black IPA is a hop lovers dream. Approx 300gm’s of American hops crammed into this beautifully balanced ale.

winkle's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, - DEC 22, 2011
Good solid beer this, big hoppy nose follows through to the flavour and on to a lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2016
500mL bottle from Bacchus. Bottled 29/09/16...tommorrow!?!?! Deep bronze body (near-black in the glass), holds a solid tan head. Mix of roast malt & resiny hop on the nose - burnt toast, grass, coffee, citrus, dark toffee, passionfruit, nuts. Texture is smooth, full, moderate carbonation, plenty of weight to it. Body reveals dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast & nuts amongst citrus rind, grass, passionfruit/guava tropical sort of notes. Moderate-high bitterness, very easy finish. Really good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle share at CBC Islington, as ’Bacchus Obama Black IPA’. Thanks Obama. And Big Dave. Pours opaque black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is redcurrant, chalky, earth. Body is smooth with soft carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is chalky, soapy, twiggy, dry finish. It’s a decent enough CDA overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Thanks Obama. Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Many thanks to Big Dave. Dark brown reddy coloured pour with a small light tan head. Aroma is weird spicy ginger, orange, cola cubes, brown sugars, perfume. Flavour is composed of brown bready grains, ginger, cola, canned pineapple. Palate is medium bodied, frothy carbonation, woody, tannin. Decent..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at Craft Islington, thanks to Big Dave. It pours black with a medium tan head. The aroma is soft, bitter - sweet, plenty of dried fruits, Dandelion & Burdock and blackberry jam. The taste is smooth upfront, bitter - sweet, burnt toast, roasted malts, cocoa, earth, jammy berry and Dandelion & Burdock. Medium + body and moderate carbonation. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
21st April 2016
Craft Islington bottleshare. Thanks to Big Dave. Almost opaque dark brown beer, thin pale tan head. Palate is light, dry and fairly crisp. Very mild dark malts, mild tang and dark chocolate. Generic tangy fruits. Light pine and hop spice. Floralness on the light finish. Pretty light but tasty. A welcome brew unlike Obama and his current nose poking threatening visit. He can kiss my arse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016
57cl bottle shared at Dave’s tasting @CBC Islington, London. Big thanks to Dave for this one. It pours a clean dark brown color with Amber edges and a small tan head. Aroma is dried wood, roasted malts, pine cones, grass and lemon peel. Taste is medium dry and tangy with light sweet stone fruit notes. Also notes of grass earth wood and pine cones. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Dave. Pours deep brown with a frothy, beige head. Odd nose, some burnt grass, earth, wood, roast. Light sweet flavour with some leathery berries, earth, light toast. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with more light roast, berries, earth. So so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottle at Islo, thanks to Wingman, 21/04/16. Black with a decent tan cap. Nose is light cocoa, roast malt, cocoa powder, charr, toffee fudge. Taste comprises pine resin, earthy red berry, light spice, liquorice, toffee fudge. Medium bodied, fine carbonation , drying close. solid CDA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1627) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
Aroma of sweet malt and chocolate, mild flavours of coffee and hops. Black with a lasting white head, pretty smooth, I’m a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Draught as a sampler at CraftBrewer (Bacchus Brewing Company), Capalaba - Brisbane. On July 22, 2013.
Clear dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, light fruity, roasted, grainy taste. Roasted aftertaste. Sweet, fruity, roasted scent. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

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