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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
Share this beer with friends!
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.

foles' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foles (45) - - SEP 4, 2012
Black coffee lager. It works somehow. I would put this somewhere between an imperial stout and a dunkel/schwarzbier. Great depth of character and only 5% abv. Can't taste the coffee though. Lovely beer but $12 for 650ml is a bit rich ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (183) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Really nice roasty coffee style beer. I kind of wish it had a bit more body but considering it is a lager it’s a mighty tasty beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theodopilos (33) - - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from dan murphys, into snifter glass, what a beautiful looking beer, flavours of coffee and chocolate, sitting on my back deck with a storm cracking over brisbane, what an amazing beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (644) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from (don’t remember). Shiny black, small brown head, lots of coffee and roast malt in the aroma, tastes more of the same, some vanilla, dry roasty bitterness, light body, dry grainy texture, long dry bitter finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1021) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
(Bottle) Fantastic looking beer - Clear very dark, essentially black, with deep ruby red hints, and a dark thick head. Great aroma - black coffee, tobacco and hints of vanilla. Light body with gentle prickly carbonation. Great taste, but nothing like a lager. The taste is dominated by dark roast flavours which are present from the foretaste but steadily grow until they give a rich dark roast coffee bitter finish. There’s smoky notes throughout, and some gentle tangy fruitiness at the start. Overall a very unusual beer and one that works very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3922) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
From a large bottle shared in Cairns, Australia. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavors of coffee, tobacco and leather. Smooth, smoky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HandbagCurly (2) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Long lasting heady black beer. Love the coffee infused flavour. Great finishing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (610) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
Black pour, thin pale tan head. Very strong coffee aroma, a little cocoa, citrus, roasty malt. Taste is coffee, roasty, floral, little bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (651) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
Aroma: coffee, floral and malt App: black, tan head with great sheet lacing Flavour: coffee and malt with some hop balance Palate: long coffee and hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Deep black with a thin cream head and heavy lacing. Strong aromas of coffee, chocolate and milk followed by just a hint of lemon blossom hops. Heavy coffee flavour with a lick of milk chocolate. Luscious, strong mouthfeel at the front of the palate followed by an immaculately integrated dry, bitter finish. Quality stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1508) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Herbal spice bitter coffee aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing . Malt stale coffee bitter flavour. Flat palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50