Lunkie (1533) - Glen Iris, - FEB 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hop malt spice aroma. Dark brown colour poor head & lacing. Malt herbal hop spice flavour. Smooth palate.
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gyllenbock (5344) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mkel07 (3963) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Maris (1098) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Davros (2188) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ShaneJ (660) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Park Hotel pot nice hoppy aroma black with tan head taste is very bitter ok
gam (3478) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
hawthorne00 (2684) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
omhper (20556) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle. Rich/deep black colour with a thin brown head, which laces well. Aromas of coffee, citrus and pine, with hints of licorice, A smokey flavour with roasted malt character, notes of dark chocolate and rich caramel. Clean, bitter finish which is relatively short.