Brewed by South East Brewing Company
Style: Black IPA
Officer, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The enormous hop schedule of this beer is balanced by a rich, roast malt character with rummy undertones. The oiliness of the hops coats the mouth with a huge lingering bitterness while the malts add coffee notes.

Rangi's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (594) - - JUL 13, 2014
This was one of the most pleasant black ipas I’ve had. Brilliant black poor with a vibrant mocha coloured head. Aroma is full of coffee and citrus hops, very slight chocolate. Very nice smoothness to the beer which surprised me. Smooth bitterness, smooth coffee and chocolate and the high alcohol content you don’t notice too much. Brilliant beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (537) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
Black pour with a thick tan head. Roasty, piney, coffee, vanilla and grapefruit. Taste is big roasted malt, coffee, piney bitterness, a little boozy, long, bitter, slightly oily finish. Big beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1431) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
Herbal hop nutty aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Malt hop bitter nut flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1273) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
East of Everything ontap(23-Oct-2014)Sweet plum herbal aroma.Black,solid head&sheet lace.Big sweet roast malt herbal floral flavour.Big bitter Herbal plum finish&tangy plum herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roasty, fruit, coffee, chocolate, rummy and hops. Taste is medium sweet and very roasty leading to a smooth finish. Damn fine work!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2481) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle, 11C. Pretty pricey, really only succumbed to this because every damned Melbourne bottlo I go to someone’s banging on about Kaiju!. Black with a largish light tan head that lasts pretty well. Aroma of oranges, orange blossoms, coffee, brown sugar, nectarines, a little chocolate. Smooth oily texture, lowish carbonation is about perfect for me. Clean and bittersweet with loads of oranges, mocha (more dark chocolate than fruity coffee), Australian rumminess, a little pine and some alcohol. Zesty oranges along with firm bitterness at the end. Depth? Not really. Balance? Yes, of a kind. There’s a nagging thought that surely an 11% beer should offer more than a fun whooomp, but it’s just such a fun beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (393) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
Looks..black brown light tan head. Smells.. Big fruity and piney hops, dark heavy roasty malts, slight coffee hints. Tastes..dominates early by rich toasty malts, big piney and resinous hops, some choc long lingering citrus bitterness.. Damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (644) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
On tap at Tomahawk Bar. This was a very pleasant surprise, delicious for such a strong beer, rich deep malt flavour and a warming hint from the alcohol. I loved it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (360) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours pitch black with a beige head that last and lasts and lasts. Nose is dank and citrus hoppy aroma. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, pine and grapefruit finish. Slightly viscous and sticky mouth feel. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whoisghost (78) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Deep brown to black, little carbonation and nice creamy head. Nice sweet coffee /vanilla scent. Tastes amazing, strong roasted coffee with pine and caramel hints also. Sits beautiful in mouth, coats well and is weighted perfectly. Amazing.

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