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


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 (662) - - JUL 13, 2014
This was one of the most pleasant black ipas Iíve 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 donít notice too much. Brilliant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (839) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours black, nice beige foam. Aroma is soft, full of fruits and and roasty hoppiness. Building up anticipation before I am able to taste it. Finally I do and taste has strong hops, bubblegum sweetness. Hops are bitter, balanced with the body but still carrying on, almost like a hop liquor. Lingering bitterness, really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle. Lovely aroma, sticky, pine. Taste is great. Loads of taste, lots of hops, lots of pine, bit of roast. Lovely. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (4346) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2015
Pitch black color. Light brown head. Pine molasses citrusy nose with lots of dark chocolate in the nose. Wonderful stuff. Big big cotton candy citrus notes with pine, balanced and alcohol is well hidden. With molasses and citrus lingering in the finish. Bitterness lingers. Hands down one of the best imperial black ipas Iíve ever had. Wow. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (163) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. A wonderfully dark body with coffee notes on the nose. Rich taste and nice lingering bitterness on the palate. Another nice brew from Kaiju...more please!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Woodspop (14) - Rivervale, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Smells awesome. Nice and dark with a coffee taste. Burnt toast after taste. Growler from mane liquor.. #growlerparty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Excellent. Out of a growler from Mane liquor. Pours smooth with a minimal head and tastes genuine for a black IPA. Chocolate, toast, smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Tap. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours black with an off-white head. Nose shows pine, grapefruit, lychee, pineapple, caramel, fruit confectionery and soft roasted malt. Full-on flavours, lots of roasted malt, sweet caramel, piny and fruity hops and soft booze. Very thick and chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1685) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2015
500mL bottle from Beer Cartel Looks like perfection - dense tan head sits proudly atop a near-black opaque body. Intense nose; charred toast, licorice, cocoa, bitter orange/kumquat, pine sap, faintest hint of espresso. Body is smooth, slightly viscous and slick, yet iím hard pressed to figure out how this weighs in at almost 11%! OH YUM! Malt opens up a bit more on the body; pronounced espresso & cocoa notes, with charred nutty, toastiness, paving the way for big hop notes of leafy herbs, pine, kumquat, ripe stonefruits. Bitterness is firm, agressive, a slap in the face, but thereís plenty of malt to keep you upright. Once again, 11%....where? This beer is diabolical - it shouldnít be this strong, itís evil, avoid it, give it to me instead....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (588) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2015
Beerbud online. Haha! now we are talking, hops on a level field with the sweetish and roasty malts. Wonderful beer, but is it really;-)

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