Rangi (626) - - JUL 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Ngejo (445) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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....
bmeup (545) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beerbud online. Haha! now we are talking, hops on a level field with the sweetish and roasty malts. Wonderful beer, but is it really;-)
FknClownshoes (25) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky dark brown, coffee crema coloured head. Massive nose of floral and pine hops, slight fruitiness, some chocolate and vanilla spice notes. Biiiiiiig rush of hops, a bit chocolately and some hints of cloves/vanilla. 5/5 on the bitterness (it is very long and persistent finish) there is a slight oily texture but that mellows out the tang from the 11% ABV. This stuff will blow your socks off!
varanid99 (609) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Lunkie (1507) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Herbal hop nutty aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Malt hop bitter nut flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
vanvenlo (1360) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Sevenlee (1505) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
hawthorne00 (2660) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11C. Pretty pricey, really only succumbed to this because every damned Melbourne bottlo I go to someoneís 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. Thereís a nagging thought that surely an 11% beer should offer more than a fun whooomp, but itís just such a fun beer.