Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, thin head. Big weedy aroma, with fairly strong coffeeish note. There is a fair bit of coffee up front, and then lots of hop bitterness, light leafy character. While not 100% effective -there isnít a lot of harmony between the hops and the coffee- it is a natural extension of the black IPA theme.
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Coffee chemical malt aroma. Dark brown colour with great head and lacing. Coffee sour malt flavour. Smooth palate.
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vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Village Brasserie ontap (29-Aug-13) Resin roasted coffee and light choc malt. Black colour, thick brown head and solid sheet lacing. Pine coffee malt flavour. Bitter stark roast choc coffee finish with a resin herbal hop, along with a hint of nutty aftertaste. Doesnt seem to deliver the right balance of flavour and feel,... a bit stark and lacks finesse.
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bitter coffee aroma and flavor throughout the beverage backed up just enough with the roast malts. Pure black poor. Nice enough beer.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a small off-white head.
Nose shows roasted coffee, sweet crystal malt, soft roasted malt, piny and resinous hops. Tempting.
Quite similar flavours, a good mix of coffee and roasted malt along with more pine. Seems to finish a bit abruptly though.
Body feels a bit watery.
Sevenlee (1155) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brasserie in Melbourne. Pours very dark with a light brown head. Aroma is malt, fruit, coffee, chocolate and some roastiness. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a dryish finish. A little watery for my taste. Not bad.
LesArgen (177) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was called simply the Black Coffee IPA, but I assume itís the same beer - bought on tap from the Prince Wine Store Essendon.
The aroma was an intoxicating mix of coffee, grapefruit and smoke. In the mouth it was more hoppy, but the same basic elements were there. Perhaps the only knock on it is that the palate was a little thin. A really nice drop, and Iím kind of regretting that I shared my 1l squealer with a friend
Stew41 (1660) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crazy nose - think lifted tropical fruits more at home in a pale ale. Coffee and roast is very subtle in the palate. Indeed tough to pick at all. Just faint roast to finish. Drinks really well but i donít think it really delivers as it might or should have.