Rangi (669) - - 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.
danlo (2016) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Leura Cellars. Pours black in colour with a foamy beige head and roasted malty aroma along with floral fruity hop resins. Taste is roast malt, with chocolate & coffee notes, and sweetish with juicy citrus, orange, grapefruit, woody pine, and hoppy spicy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry spicy roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.
jinroh (939) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lovely aroma, sticky, pine. Taste is great. Loads of taste, lots of hops, lots of pine, bit of roast. Lovely. Easy drinking.
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
ANZUShophunter (206) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
Woodspop (14) - Rivervale, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells awesome. Nice and dark with a coffee taste. Burnt toast after taste. Growler from mane liquor.. #growlerparty
wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent. Out of a growler from Mane liquor. Pours smooth with a minimal head and tastes genuine for a black IPA. Chocolate, toast, smoke.
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Tap. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.
Davros (2535) - 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 (1767) - 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....