Brewed by Black Dog Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Taminick, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, - FEB 3, 2014
Hop malt spice aroma. Dark brown colour poor head & lacing. Malt herbal hop spice flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3409) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. First sip this reminded me of how Temple Midnight IPA used to be. That token vanilla-esque strain down the middle of the palate with loads of piney hops. Slightly citric and sweet with a lingering ashy bitterness to finish. Quite burnt and charred as you work through it. I really enjoyed this. An aggressive BIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at The Scratch, Brisbane, August 2014. Black with a medium head. Aroma and taste of hops, some licorice, light roasted malt and grapefruit. The finish was fairly bitter. Quite good but with some medical notes in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4031) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
330ml bottle from Scratch Bar 170714. Super tasty, these black IPA’s are starting to grow on me. Complex combination of malt and hops. The glass is well laced with a tan layer of foam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1119) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 15/6/2014. Pours a very dark brown with a big tan head. The nose features some fruity hops and some light roasty notes. This one is packed with flavour, with some IPA fruitiness (stone, citrus and a touch of tropical), along with some big resiny, piney hops. But then the black side takes hold, with big bold roasty notes, and lots of coffee. The palate borders on creamy and the carbonation is relatively lively. I thought these guys’ regular IPA had a bit of black IPA about it, but this can’t be mistaken for anything else. Has a lot of character and is quite complex. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours black with a large tan head. Nos shows pine, toasty and biscuity malt along with soft grapefruit. Roasty flavours but with a bit of pine and a bit hoppy bitterness. Very aggressive finish. Carbonation is a little aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (689) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer (Dec 2013). Oily black, lasting creamy brown head, tropical fruit, bitter coffee, pine, liquorice, molasses, dry roast malt, dry bitter finish. Like a super-hoppy, fuller bodied version of Dead Dog Stout. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at The Park Hotel pot nice hoppy aroma black with tan head taste is very bitter ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
Gassy ale lots of head dark pour aromas floral chocolate pine roasted coffee citrus the flavours chocolate medium bitter pine sweet floral touch citrus roasted coffee crispness good hop malt balance the finish classy ale all round like very much good roasted and malt tastes pine and bitter finish good ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2731) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Black with an inch of light tan head that lasts well. Aroma of grapefruit, black strap licorice, cocoa, lychees, passionfruit. Quite silky textured. Sweet mocha with tropical fruit and grapefruit. Bitterness struggles through the sweetness and emerges a little harsh. No artful dovetailing of complementary flavours, but rambunctious and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
Bottled, from Slowbeer, Melbourne, Victoria. Opaque near black, rich firm head. Aroma of pear, dark chocolate and licorice. Fairly sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel and solid body, Resiny with some eucalypthus wood and lots of resin. Floral and astringent with notes of plastic. Massive chemical bitterness.

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