Rangi (670) - - JUL 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great black ipa really enjoyed. Poors a nice black with thin just off head the laces nicely. Aroma of slight chocolate roast, citrus slight pine and grapefruit. Little thin on the body but brilliant dry bitterness. Very nice.
bmeup (618) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BB 7.4.16 so not super fresh. Really dark brown with red tinge, head is tan and thick. Roasted malt and subdued floral hops. Taste jumped up a few notches with lots of hop bitterness and a rich firm roast chocolate malt, i only wish it was fresh, still really good Black IPA
DeliriumT (459) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with creamy white head. Smells of a nice porter on first sniff with a hit of fruit salad-y hops. Lovely balance of robust depth with hoppy freshness
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omega (877) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a soft IPA on the palate - good toasted malt flavours that linger. Not overly boozy and easy to drink.
Maris (1308) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 500ml bottle on 27/10/2015. Pours a dark brown with a big light tan head. The aroma features lots of fruity hops and some light roasty and chocolate notes. The flavour is rich and balanced, with more roasted and chocolate malt, lots of sweet citrus fruit, and oodles of firm hops. Medium bodes with soft carbonation. A really good black IPA.
DylansDad (552) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious. Dark roasty slightly sweet and smoky malt melds brilliantly with the pine and citrus hops. Lightish body stops things getting too confused. Dry medium bitter finish. The pint is gone very quickly.
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of citrus, some caramel and some roast. Taste is citrus grapefruit hop flavour mingling with roasty chocolate malt character. Unusual pairing at first sip, almost medicinal tasting, but overall enjoyed the combination. One of the few black IPAs I’ve tried so far and was impressed.
nezzapunk (27) - - AUG 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with good carbonation and decent thick foamy head. Smell is plentiful lots of light zesty fruit with a hint of toffee and licorice. Taste is a bit all over the place with usual IPA flavours but with a kinda burnt edge making it a little bit too bitter, fine on the palate great rolling texture good fizz. A little bit unbalanced feel like the beer needs more punch maybe a higher ABV would make it better or just a bit more whacky!
trentacle (16) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What do you expect from a strongish, dark IBA? This, probably. Dark and toastie. Beer somewhat confused re: origin. Alternately IBA and IPA.
mabznz (4) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, smokey and bitter without an aftertaste and a good head, this is an enjoyable winter beer without hitting the spot.
ShaneJ (818) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Bruhaus, Wellington (August 2014). Dark cola brown, creamy tan head, citrus and roast grain aromas, strong piney bitterness, sweet chocolate, dry roastiness, long bitter finish. Very good.