jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle-Lovely dark colour. Great coffee flavours and aromas. A very nice beer.
Choos (562) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
BarossaLuke (536) - 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.
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly good beer. Pure pitch black poor with an interesting yellow head. Plenty of coffee aroma and slightly burnt grains and molasses. The sickly sweet molasses did begin to take over a little toward the end of the beverage but over all a beer full of tasty interesting flavours.
bmeup (496) - 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.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark garnet-black body with a small brown head. Aroma-taste: coffee, burnt wood, bitter chocolate, bitter roasted lasting finish. Medium to light bodied. Somewhat acid, acrid, astringent in the finish.
Jado (420) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid black with a large but diminishing ten head - hence the name I guess. Coffee and roasted malt are evident on the nose. Taste has more coffee, dark malt and a smoky note, followed by a metallic tang at the end. The body is rather lighter than I expected given the colour. Slightly unbalanced and a bit weird, but not too bad for all that.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great colour! Is easy to drink but lacks that punch. The coffee was far too subdued for my liking.
DeliriumT (349) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a perfect velvety black with pale chocolate head. Aroma is sensational coffee and very robust. Flavour is a letdown. This should have been fermented with an ale yeast and made into a stout, but unfortunately it was lagered and lost a lot of the flavour that could have been. Still very enjoyable
StevieT (318) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love it, I like my beers like I like my coffee; black and strong and this fits the bill. Very smooth.