Davros (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large off white head.
Nose shows figs, chocolate, sultanas as well as piny and resinous hops.
Mixture of black ipa and old ale in terms of flavours. Soft roast and piny hops but also some figs and port-like notes.
Sevenlee (1451) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, toasty and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a light roasty and hop finish, Good.
StevieT (813) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a tiny tan head, mild coffee aroma, just the right amount of fruit hop flavours with a mild hint of chocolate. Great stuff
gam (3425) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige head good size dark pour medium carbonation aromas dark fruits rich malts note of pine the flavours biscuit malt candy sweetness toffee syrup crisp notes medium bitter some resin grapefruit apricot the finish best tastes crisp sweet malts hop and bitter mix resin note good tasting BIPA
Niksko (401) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (YAY!). Pours cola black with a thin off white head. Nose is passionfruit, orange marmalade, a hint of cola, a little coffee. Flavor is very coffee and roast dominant. I get a little charcoal and some orange marmalade on the mid palate, a Belgian spice note as well, orange peel on the finish, along with more coffee, more burnt toast. Medium bodied, not overbearing, appropriate carbonation. So great to see Doctor’s Orders in bottles, and this is really lovely. Complex, balanced, tasty. Very good.
LesArgen (236) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
With its black body and frothy head, this looks like a great BIPA, but it’s downhill from there. The aromas of bread, sweet biscuits, orange peel and lemon prove a somewhat strange combination and in the mouth the citrus overpowers the malt completely so that there’s this odd mixture of grapefruit and boiled lollies. The palate is watery and the length short. Probably the worst BIPA I’ve ever had.
maneliquor (3361) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bob’s Bar. Looks the goods. The nose has heaps of candied sugar, brown sugar, molasses and bright orange. The taste is very citric but is overall dominated by the belgian yeast and candied feel. Loads of dark fruit come out. I feel like it may have needed to be toned up a notch to get past that intense belgian focus, but maybe that’s just me.
Rangi (617) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black poor with a frothy tan head. aroma of biscuit chocolate and fruity tropical hops. Dry on the palate. Well balanced beer this one.
vanvenlo (1346) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Ontap at Beer Deluxe Hawthorn) - 14-Jan-13 - Sweet toffee choc malt and a touch of smoke roast malt. Black colour and light brown head. Sweet tropical fruit, pine hop and spice flavour. Warming hop sweet fruit malt finish and medicinal aftertaste. Not the right balance of flavours too call it a belgian style for me.
mkel07 (3875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Scratch. Sinfully black in colour with some good lacing left on the glass. Hopped up aroma with some fruitiness mixed in there as well. The flavour and body is strong.