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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Archive Beer Boutique and Bistro, Brisbane, on July 19, 2013.
Black color with red hues, brown head. Roasted, coffee, dry taste. Coffee, dry, roasted aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high dry griany bitterness. Malty, grainy, coffee, roasted scent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1939) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3389) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (963) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 650ml bottle (nicely designed). Pour is near opaque dark red-black with a medium-sized beige head of good duration. The nose is dominated by the roasted coffee beans with a slight background nuttiness. Nice smooth palate with those coffee flavours prominent and a nice bitter dry finish. It has a leaner body than a coffee-infused stout so I think the term "black coffee lager" (or schwarzbier) is accurate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3053) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and coffee herbal. Dark roasted malty, caramelish and bitter coffee herbal. Bitter and dry roasted malty. Smooth dark malty into the finish. Smooth dark malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
pitch dark, smoot light brown head. aroma of hard roasted malts, lots of coffee. quite bitter and slightly herbal. flavor is coffee, roasted malts, this hebal coffee flavor from coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle-Lovely dark colour. Great coffee flavours and aromas. A very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1320) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is malt with plenty of coffee with light toastiness. Taste is light sweet toasty and coffee with a light to medium bitterness. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (507) - 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.


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