mkel07 (3304) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from early 2014. Not bad for a black IPA. Aroma and flavour were both reasonable and the dark brown to black colour caught the eye.
KeefOz (886) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Archive Beer Boutique, Brisbane. Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany coloured edge tint. Head 5mm froth that diminished quickly to a collar. Laced OK. Aroma very subtly of coffee/mocha/chicory. Taste initially of nice sweet chocolate followed by a slight bitterness. Light to medium body. Smooth with a slightly bitter finish. Better than the Cavalier Midnight Mongrel.
StevieT (571) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Archive. Pours black (surprisingly) with a tan head, mild chocolate aroma, a little hops bitterness in there with the coffee/malt flavours. Smooth and very drinkable.
hawthorne00 (2403) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is full of grapefruit with mocha underneath. Lightish bodied. Loads of juicy grapefruit, sweetish chocolate, fairly bitter finish. Solid, although without much nuance - I liked the grapefruit but wanted some pine or spices too.