yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and mild citrusy to grapefruity. Bitter, dark roasted malty, fruity and mild citric. Bitter, dry dark roasted malty and breadish. Bitter and fruity finish.
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate and dark malts. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and roasted malt, as well as hints of ashes, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a clear black with a a reddish hue and a light brown head. Roasty aroma. Medium body, sweet roastiness with a lightly tart edge, heavy carbonation, a subtle edge of phenols. Some chocolate appears late. More of a Porter than a Black IPA really. 180911
Davros (2123) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black ruby with a large tan head.
Nose shows cocoa, roasted malt, piney hops and a tangy citrus character.
Big roasty flavours up front, with lots of espresso, before transistioning to that tangy citrus and light fruit. Soft alcohol also shows.
Pretty high carbonation.
That acidic, tangy, citric character is obviously out of place, but otherwise good stuff.
FlyingWombat (21) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this beer on several occasions in several forms. It was best fresh in draught form, a real "wow" beer in the local craft beer landscape. It was the awesome Aussie Black IPA that existed before the BIPA really took off here in Australia (everyone is brewing one now!). This review is of a 1 year old aged bottle (750ml), poured into tulip glas. Beautiful solid and consistant black appearance with massive creamy tan head. Big aroma of burnt roasty malts, coffee, biscuit, dark fruits and yeast. Hops have clearly mellowed from the aging. Taste is roasted matls, coffee, chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth, full and warm. Solid finish, moreish. Easy to drink and enjoy several at once, even thought the alcoholic effect kicks in quick. Probably wouldn’t want to age it any longer, because the yeast seems to be on the edge of turning. But all round...a well crafted beer!
maneliquor (3365) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours jet black. No light coming through at all. A very nice tan head is produced. Not a great deal of lacing. Lots of roasted coffee and chocolte malts on the nose. A touch of piney hops. Chocolate malts come through on the flavour big time. Pine hops finish this one off. Very good and worth the money. Although yeastie boys gives this one a run
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big frothy head dark pout light carbonation aromas strong malt coffee chocolate hop fruit vanilla flavour some creaminess coffee rich chocolate dark fruits sharp bitter above medium ibu good fruit character grapefruit lemon yeast goodness well put together ipa finish hopy fruit taste prominent malt tastes a fizz and sparkle pleasing aftertaste lasting bitter
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a dense tan coloured head. Hangs around pretty well leaving nice lacing. Brilliant aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate toffee caramel and coffee offset by some decent citrusy hop aromas. Brilliant stuff. All seems to come together really nice. Flavours pretty much follow what you would expect based on the aromas. Flavours are initially sweet thanks to the dark caramel and toffee. Finish shows lots of bitterness from both the hops and roasted malt. Fullish smooth mouthfeel. Brilliant beer.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a great mocha head. Aromas are all over the place, coffee, choc & caramel from the malt with some fruit as well. Lovely strong dark malt flavours that really cover up the alcohol. Rich full mouthfeel. This is an outstanding beer, I loved it.
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried last month at the Sail and Anchor Night of the Barrels. Black in body with lasting head. Roasted notes in the taste along with some chocolate and a little too much sugar for me to truly appreciate it.