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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1168) - - SEP 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 I love it, I like my beers like I like my coffee; black and strong and this fits the bill. Pours thick and black with a tan head, very smooth with rich coffee and chocolate flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TedE (642) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2015
650ml bottle into pint glass. Coffee/chocolate nose, a little fruity sourness. Black beer with foamy white head. Medium body, light mouthfeel, a little zing on the tongue. Finish is all dry coffee notes, quite intense. The problem I have is I donít like the taste of coffee so although I appreciate the process and skill here Iím not enjoying it. Just tastes like cold coffee to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (163) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2015
On tap at Archive. Looks like a nice ice coffee but the coffee doesnít dominate and the taste was in the direction of a bock. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbruce (2) - Robina, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
I felt this beautiful coffee flavor would be better with a lighter flavored beer as the dark Guinness type of beer isnít something i would normally favor.. but i can taste the coffee though, so it was so unique and different!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patersoi (84) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Tiramisu! Pours black with short lasting tan head. No coffee bouquet. First hit is bitter coffee but before you can react it is followed up by a creamy malty sweetness that balances it off. Creamy, sweet and coffee? Tiramisu! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (210) - 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 itís a mighty tasty beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theodopilos (64) - - 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 (771) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from (donít 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 (1180) - 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. Thereís 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 (5001) - 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

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