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Brewed by Burleigh Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Burleigh Heads, Australia

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Black Giraffe is the result of a collaboration between Burleigh Brewing and Zarraffa Coffee that saw the brewer combine 100 kilos of 100 per cent rainforest alliance coffee beans to create a locally-produced rich and flavoursome black coffee lager.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
pitch dark, smoot light brown head. aroma of hard roasted malts, lots of coffee. quite bitter and slightly herbal. flavor is coffee, roasted malts, this hebal coffee flavor from coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and coffee herbal. Dark roasted malty, caramelish and bitter coffee herbal. Bitter and dry roasted malty. Smooth dark malty into the finish. Smooth dark malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6488) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle at Papsoe. Pours black with a huge fluffy tan head. The aroma is lots of coffee and some roasted malt. The flavour is mostly coffee and hard roasted malt. Light chocolate notes. It kinda explodes in the mouth because of over carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled - shaken by Papsoe. A small black beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, bread, and roasted malt, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours an opaque black with a huge and very lively and frothy brownish head. Roasty nose with a slight tartness. Medium body, chocolatey roast with only a vague coffee note. Fairly dry, roasty finish. Has a vague infection for sure. 200312

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dabre4 (6) - , AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2011 does not count
Pours with a thick tan head. Amazing aroma, rich coffee is dominant with soft caramel. The taste delivers, full body, covers the entire palet with smooth coffe, toffee, and roast. Very smooth, silky texture, and a wonderful dry finish that makes you want to take another sip. Bravo Burleigh Brewing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (520) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
Not a coffee drinker though really enjoyed this black coffee lager. Very strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Lots of bitterness as expected. Would probably even buy this again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle 650ml. Great beer. Aromas of caramel, toffee, coffee, and cola. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy off-white head.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours jet black with just a hint of dark mahogany around the sides of the glass. Creamy decent tan coloured head falls away very quickly leaving just a thin layer. Some lacing, Good looking beer. Aromas are pretty much as expected with dark roasted grains, both espresso coffee and milk chocolate and some dark toffee. Nice. Flavour wise lots of bitterness thanks to the roasted grain. Creamy mouthfeel but and acrid and astringent aftertaste. An OK attempt. My daughter loved the bottle though. Thought the giraffe with thongs was very cute.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at a tasting 15th of January 2011. Pours dark, thin light brown head. Aroma is of (surprise) coffee, flavour is of coffee but very thin in the mouth. As others have said, its good to see a brewer trying to do something different, but misses the mark a bit.


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