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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (331) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
Coffee-black pour with a yellow-white head. Moderate carbonation. Very strong coffee flavours as expected, however there is no overpowering bitterness that is usually associated with beers that have added coffee. Very light bodied, as it uses lager yeast that makes this beer perfect for the months between summer and winter, as it has qualities suitable for both .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (389) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (165) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1097) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured black, with just touches of ruby on the bottom and on the sides. One finger of mocha colored head. Good carbonation and head retention. Good lacing on the sides of the glass. S-- Lots of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Get a touch of lemon bitterness. T-- Pretty straight forward. Coffee and a good deal of it. Some chocolate sweetness and a little bit of lemon from the hops. M-- Higher than medium carbonation and a very dry finish. Coffee and chocolate feel stick around a while. Feels more like a stout more than a lager. Very robust feel to this. good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (594) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (618) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3279) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (520) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3159) - 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.


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