StevieT (1497) - - APR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a very dark brown, strong oak aroma with hints of roasted malt, smooth and rich. Give it a go.
ANZUShophunter (267) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Scratch for Weekend of Darkness. Black with tan head and a forest-like aroma of piney hops and oak. The rich taste of Karma Citra works well with the barrique: there’s a lot going on in this one with the interplay between bitterness and malt backbone. I’ve been a big fan since my first bottle and I’m glad to finally find it on tap. Hail to the Chief!
vanvenlo (1708) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Deluxe ontap(23-Jul-16)Light herbal roast malt aroma.Black,thick brown head&clingy fluffy lace.Herbal berry flavour.Bitter vanilla choc finish& berry spice aftertaste.
Lunkie (1770) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet chocolate herbal aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Malt cherry chocolate flavour. Smooth palate.
Muggus69 (2023) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass @ GABS 2016, Melbourne
Near-black with tan head.
Good nose - plenty of citrus & pine hop, charred malt, touch of vanilla & toasty oak.
Lovely smooth texture to it. Palate reveals notes of toasty buttery oak amongst big resiny hop notes & mild roast notes. Top notch!
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Clear, brown, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (April 2014). Oily dark brown/black, creamy tan head, chocolate, vanilla, some subtle oak, roast grain, piney hops, smooth texture, full body, long dry bitter finish. Excellent.
stoutnick (826) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black big tan head. Aroma is amazing - vanilla choc wafer black malt. Taste is the same with some nice bitterness balancing the vanilla sweetness. Great stuff - one of the best black IPAs around.
Davros (2726) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a large tan head.
Nose shows tropical fruit, soft roasted malt, bready noets and very soft oak.
The roast plays a more dominant role as a flavour, with cocoa and nutty notes. Again, the oak is very soft. some lychee, pine and papaya are present too. Pretty awesome stuff.
Carbonation is perhaps just a little high.
mkel07 (4991) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Archive Beer Boutique July 2013. Middle of the road as far as black IPA’s go. Good combination of malt and hops that works wee but left me wanting more.
KeefOz (1494) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge tint (like a porter) and a one-finger light tan frothy head that retained well ands laced OK. Carbonation low. Aroma strongly of resin and citrus/grapefruit hops. Taste strongly of citrus hops with a trace of roasted malt. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel with a long, nice, moderately bitter finish. Quite nice.