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
Rangi (626) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black poor with a superb tan head. Big aroma of fruit and pine. Taste is bitter and smooth with a nice amount of sweetness to keep the dark malts from being to bitter and astringent. Well brewed black ipa maybe even the best I’ve had so far. Will be ordering again!
Davros (2164) - 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.
sinkas (289) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Sail and anchor and bottle aubin grove liquor
Aroma of hops and roast with vanilla
Palate smooth and quite firm bitterness accentuated by roastiness
MrPlow (12) - - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark colour with white head. Aroma is oak and hops. A lot going on with this beer. Initial notes of vanilla and blackcurrant, oak, dark malts and then the hops. Great beer!
Maris (1085) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 330ml bottle on 11/5/2014. Pours a very dark tan with a medium head. The aroma is fruity, floral and a touch roasty. Flavour wise, it beautifully balanced with caramel, fruit, a touch of coffee and a very firm but not over the top hop bitterness. This is definitely on the sweeter side for a black IPA but damn it drinks well. The palate is a touch creamy and the carbonation is medium. Really smooth and supremely well integrated. Can’t recall having a Black IPA which is better than this.
Rosslew (289) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate hit to start before the floral and citrus comes through. Black in the glass. A sting on the tongue with a sharp sugar finish. Another brew that gets better when allowed to settle. Classy.
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vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 mil bottle from Low buy Lilydale nice resin hops in the aroma black in colour tan head taste is smooth hoppy roasted malts not as bitter as other black ipa’s
thecraftofbeer (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in colour with a dark cream, almost brown head. Very piney/resinous on the nose but taste is incredible! Smokey and creamy but also nice and hoppy!
varanid99 (609) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a decent tan head & good lacing. Roast, citrus, cocoa, slightly floral aromas - big aroma even during the pour. Taste is roasty, piney, some citrus, and warm woody, vanilla; starts a little sweet but rounded out with nice bitterness. Cracking good beer - just shades the Karma Citra I reckon