This is a dark and sexy beer (yep, ’sexy’: we think 9.2 % is down-right raunchy) and so we named it after the Nordic goddess of the underworld, ’HEL’. The beer pours black as sin, with a dense, long-lasting head. The aromas reveal
burnt sugar and subtle roast, balanced by some heady citrus and pine notes. The mouth reveals a seriously smooth, but ballsy beer. The significant bitterness is perfectly balanced by uplifting passionfruit/citrus/pine flavours from the intense dry hopping, and deep, rich, toffee
StevieT (767) - - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity aroma, surprisingly hoppy for a black IPA, mild roasted flavours, very sessionable which dangerous for such a strong beer. Well worth a try if you like your black IPA’s on the hoppy side.
mkel07 (3822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Tomahawk Bar 170115. Deep black colour and looked a lot bigger bodied in the glass than it felt in the mouth. Good combination of maltiness and happiness with hops winning the battle in the mouth.
gam (3385) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas pine passionfruit stone fruit honey the flavours caramel medium strong bitter toffee resin lovely pine apricot passionfruit crisp and balanced black ale tastes outdo a strong alcohol volume the finish classy ale love the hops pine and bitter rich toffee linger good tasting BIPA
Choos (647) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: malt, prune, coffee, chocolate and citrus hop
Appearance: black with a heart of murky brown, tan head, sheet lacing
Flavour: grassy and citrus with some choc and brandy notes balanced with loads of malt.
Palate: long hop finish
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