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


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7884) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6276) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5228) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2010
650ml bottle. Black coal colour with a foam top the colour of a good latte.Pours thick and meaty with a strong coffee bean aroma, a bit like iced coffee. Bitter dark chocolate flavour that sits on the tongue. Medium bodied and would go nicely with tiramusu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2010
Black pour good head fawn colour medium carbonation the aromas chickory coffee fresh bean smell flavour rich chocolate nutty caramel liccorice salty note no harm good ibu strength coffee bean taste very good slightly dry finish coffee done well sweet malt good bitter aftertaste nice ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3546) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, 650 ml. Pitch black with a massive foamy beige head. Aroma is bready, roasted malty with notes of coffee and preserved dark fruits. Flavor is sweet and quite bitter, nice roasted finish, coffee, licorice. Quite fizzy carbonation, creamy texture. A very well tasting lager, and a quite radical take on the schwartzbeer style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2913) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2012
A surprisingly good, deliciously meaty lager this one turned out to be. At just on cool a steady pour resulted in a black as black bodied beer lined with very fine carbonation. Tight, tidy and satin sheened tannish pad atop lasts the length. Aroma of Banksia, gum tree bark and smoked red wood, damp soil, oak, cocoa and freshly kilned coffee bean comes thick and fast. The persistent head adds a creaminess to the palate. Heavy smoky edge with a backbone of macchiato-like coffee flavours. At first simplistic but well presented. A touch of vanilla and bitter burnt berries linger long with the smoke. Assertively bitter but in complete balance. This is moorish stuff. Had the saliva glands just peaking; the olfactories working overtime. It is beautifully rounded, thick and full in body and silky smooth in feel. Lasting presence just tops it. I was confused as style but geez this is good. Lovely! (65cL, no date stamp, BWS Ellenbrook)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2831) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
Pours black with a lasting tan head. Nose shows heavy coffee and some oatmeal backed by soft roasted malt. Similar amount of coffee as a flavour, perhaps a bit heavy-handed. Underneath is some sweet malt, very clean. Too highly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2010
Tap at Platform Bar. This is a dark lager so I thought schwarzbier was the best category. Uses Zarraffa Coffee and really is like drinking beer coffee! To this end they have done really well. Not terribly complex, but good easy drinking. More a breakfast beer than beer geek breakfast!

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