jonnyguns (1102) - - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Chapel Farm. Pours a pitch black body with a creamy off black head. Aroma just explodes with passionfruit and citrus fruits backed by slight chocolate undertones. Taste is pretty much the same just a really fruity beer so easy to drink and hard to put your glass down. Not overly bitter and the chocolate notes make it really smooth. Its like a black hop hog. Wish they bottled this beauty. One of my favs
Muggus69 (1529) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle from Slowbeer
Near-black, holds a good solid beige head.
Nose packs a punch - citrusy, resiny, piney, passionfruity hops aplenty, rich roasty, nutty, charred malty goodness.
Full bodied, sticky, moderate carbonation, seems bigger than it is.
Big flavours on the body - roasty malts, cocoa, some meaty smoky Rauchmalz-like character, with resiny, citrusy, tropical fruit hops. Bitterness is lifted but well checked.
Seriously good stuff - not just an IPA that is black, it’s like an IPA that made love to a complex, slightly smoky porter, and had babies.
LesArgen (263) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A subtle black ipa with subtle lemon citrus and burnt toast notes. In the mouth there’s also some nuttiness that I’d associate with a Brown ale. The main criticism is that the palate’s a little thin.
Andrus86 (187) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
TAP. Poured cola in colour with light tan head. Sweet hoppy nose, with some subtle chocolate. Citra hops up front, slight dark chocolate flavour finishing with hoppy bitterness.
Sourced Fire Station Busselton
stoutnick (730) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 Good looking stuff - black off white head. Aroma is roasted malt but subtle - nice stuff. Taste is sessional black IPA - drinkable but not particularly interesting. Nice stuff but nothing on the barrique.
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent example of one of my favourite styles - done with one of my favourite hops. More laid-back that others of the breed but all the better as it complements the perfect balance of the taste.
Hop_Hedonist (323) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge charred malt - hops lost in the malt but some effect although unfocused - must be a style preference as it’s too much malt for me.
varanid99 (684) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with light tan head. Slight cocoa aroma under roasted malt, huge citrus and passionfruit. Taste is toffee, dark chocolate, lemon/lime. Cracking good beer.
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Feral Brewery. Pours pitch black with a short off-white head. Super citrusy nose, lots of lime, passionfruit and grapefruit. Taste carries the citrus flavours plus dark malt flavours, touch of liquorice. Sunny autumn Sunday, perfect beer for the occasion.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mkel07 (4301) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. This would have to be the best black IPA that I have head. Deep black colour with a good head, the flavour of this beer is what stands out for me. I think it is the fruitiness that cuts through some of the hoppiness, a distinct citrus touch.
ALLOVATE (2621) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Feral Brewing Company, Baskerville.
Presents well. Big, dollop of tannish foam atop a sparkling, darkest ruby body. Smoke, ash and tobacco atop a whole pineforest and fruit punch bowl of hops. Indecisively soft on the palate; subtle, creamy and yet ashen and powdery in mouthfeel. Quite light on; smoke and dusty dark malts, a touch of cola beer upfront with a backdrop of piney, floral and spicy hops. Laxed in bitterness on the swallow. The finish oh so long and full of flavour with a fragrant perfume and low citrus. The hops a little faded on this one - older sample perhaps! This is quite a sessionable number as is though. I expected in your face but this was soft and pleasing. Not too shabby!!