grainmerchant (11) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A amazing Black IPA, This oaked black IPA is complex with a huge layering of different flavours and aromatics as the temperature and your pallet adjusts. dark in colour, Hoppy citrusy aroma that changes into vanilla as the beer warms. A outstanding beer and unlike any other brewed in Australia
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at blind tasting. Pours a very dark brown/black with decent sized tan head that hangs around nicely. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and the prominent piney hops that I remember from the normal Karma Citra. Taste is much the same with piney hops and the sweetness rounding it off. Not sure how much the barrel ageing actually did for this beer.
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Tap at Mane Liquor on the Blind Tasting Barrel Aged Beer Night. Pours dark brown with a small, beige head leaving sticky lacing. Nose shows prominent vanilla and chocolate - almost white chocolate like with a big heavy dose of piney driven hops and some tropical undertones. Not as much barrel comes through as I was expecting. More barrel on the nose. Some light vanilla and oaky/woody undertones with the excessive hopped up beer. Grass, piney and citrus hops work well. Basically Karma Citra with hints of vanilla underlying it. Solid stuff. Re-rate from the bottle. Preferred it in the bottle than the first time around. I know it’s only on oak for 7 days but I like the sweet vanilla that runs through it. Just adds something extra and brings it all together nicely. Enjoyable
Gramoit (379) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite an easy one to drink, it comprised of mostly hoppy and woody flavours. Pretty dam good, will need to try again.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer, not as good as all the hype though. Nice barrel presence, subte flavours but not much else pushing it through on the palate. Keep up using the barrels though.