bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Maris (916) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 650ml bottle on 28/12/2010. Pours a dark mahogany. Has a strong aroma of coffee with some chocolate and raisins. The flavours are dark roast coffee, burnt malt, toast, dark chocolate and a bit of caramel. This one has a very nice sweet bitter balance, and the carbonation is spot on. A very nice, quite meaty dark drop.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good stab at a coffee beer but not great. Very intense and clean nose of milk chocolate and coffee, and hints if roast. Palate is lean by comparison, perhaps the lager base being a bit restrictive, although the chocolate and coffee does hang around, albeit in a mild fashion.
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Real dark body, looks black, short lasting light tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and coffee plus hints of dark chocolate and liquorice. Taste has lots of coffee but somehow it doesn’t seem over the top, some ash, dark chocolate and a medium body.
hawthorne00 (2259) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown tinged black with a large tan head that fades to 1 cm. Singed caramel and coffee aroma. Taste has roasted malt, coffee, slightly salted licorice. Roasted bitterness and grass in the finish. Solid enough beer.
BarossaLuke (537) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown to black in colour this beer lives up to its name with a good hit of espresso coffee straight off the bat. the coffee tends to dominate the aroma but the flavour has some more malt character to it. Lighter in body than it looks which i guess is as it should be as this is not a stout but a dark lager. Good to see an Aussie craft brewer daring to be different.
dabre4 (6) - , AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bmeup (499) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.