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HopDog BeerWorks Children of Darkness GABS 2012

Brewed by HopDog BeerWorks
Style: Black IPA
South Nowra, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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This has been viciously hopped then barrel aged for aboout 30 days. Expect BIG hops and dark malt characters of chocolate and hints of coffee. The name comes from the Erinyes, the ancient Greek Goddesses of Revenge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Nice looking black IPA, smooth mouthfeel. Very big flavours for its ABV, some what of a texture and flavour I can't pick, peat / belgian yeast?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (530) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2013
Draught. Not a huge nose, but some burnt spicy malt, resiny hops present. Pitch black body with a rough tan head. Palate lighter than it looks, and a little heavy on the bubbles, but smooth and moreish. Somehow sweet and fruity to begin, moves into big juicy flavours of currants, liquorice, vanilla, espresso, and dark chocolate. Delicious hoppy bitterness to finish. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
Cap came off and beer ensued; could not get it into the glass quick enough as it literally exploded all over the kitchen bench. The author of seduction it finally settles in the glass. Three inches of rocky brown plume atop an inky black body. Strong note of eucalypt and hibiscus with notes of cola, roasted coffee bean and carob, charred pine-wood and camphor. Chalky, dry palate. Heftily smoky, bonfire ash finish. Hops are prevalent but the bitterness is well restrained (maybe it’s showing its age prematurely). Soft mouthfeel, soft presence with good length. Malt forward but with a lot of piney, woody, nutty hop and yeast nuances. An enjoyable brew without being in your face. Nice!! (33cL, Bottled October 2012, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (390) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Black pour with a tan coloured frothy head. The aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and citrus fruit a little disappointedly muted. The flavours step up though with coffee, chocolate and vanilla creating a sweetish front to mid palate, dry roasted malts and a good whack of tropical fruit and pine hops to add great bitterness to the end. Very well balanced. A fine example of one of my favourite types of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (541) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Black, big frothy head, very bitter, light-medium body, coffee, vanilla, licorice, resiney/pine. Nice. (had one bottle which had no carbonation, but others have been fine).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours totally black with a small brown head. Aroma is malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, fruit, notes and hops. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a roasty and bitter finish. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1420) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2013
Cherry chocolate malt hop arms. Dark brown colour overprimed head and lacing. Sour malt chocolate flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (567) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Black with light tan head. Aroma is fruity and roasted dark malt. Taste is roasty bitterness which lingers. Overall, one of the better black IPAs in Australia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Tap pours with good head. Bottle. Pours opaque dark cola brown with no to light tan head and some lace. Aromas of toasty malts, chocolate, nuts, tropical fruit and dankness. Medium body, med low carbonation, tasty toast chocolate and tropical fruit and dank hop character. Moderate bitterness balanced with malt. Very tasty. Finish lingers with toasty choc semi sweet with a lingering bitter/dankness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (943) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
(Bottle) Black with huge beige head. Lovely aroma mixing chocolate and hop pine. Full bodied with excellent mouthfilling velvety carbonation. Dark chocolate and dark roast malt flavours from start to finish with plenty of bitterness steadily building. Overall an excellent beer.

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