Nevele (9) - - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great black IPA on tap at The Scratch in Brisbane. Very dark of colour, full of flavour, slight taste of roastiness, and a great bittersweet aftertaste.
hank37 (38) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Seems to me to have a maltier backing than most BIPA, and it’s a welcome observation, as far as I’m concerned. Theres the usual fruitburst aroma that is part and parcel for Nelson Sauvin hops, and then the wonderful chocolatey, velvet backbone with lashings of hops and sweet fruit.
gyllenbock (4560) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33cl) at Tipplers Tap, Brisbane, August 2014. Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, grapefruit, dark chocolate and coffee. The finish was rather bitter. A descent one.
norkle (14) - - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma dominated by burnt malt toffee character. Great black opaque colour topped by good creamy lasting head. Taste is dominated by black beer burnt character. Palate is clean with some residual burnt malt at back of mouth that dissipates quickly. Overall a pleasant black beer, but not much of the hops advertised in IPA name. Possibly a little too much of burnt character without a lot of other depth of flavour.
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle in Cairns, AUS. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of toasted nuts and some weedy notes. Flavors of tobacco and licorice. Not much hop character. Bitter, roasty finish.
Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aromas of espresso, spicy hops. Jet-black with a thick, creamy tan head. Lively carbonation, sticky body with quite a bit of sediment apparent. Flavours of prunes, soy sauce, a hint of treacle. Savoured this one- a very nice black beer.
mattyhennessy (289) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky dark brown appearance with a solid tan head. There is an initial woody taste with burnt coffee and dark malt flavours. Progress into dark fruits and grapefruit and finishes with some citrus and resin. A dry, strong hop finish. Very nice
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
20th February 2014
Fare thee well Josh tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Colin and big Dave. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Light dry dark malt bearing.a good coffee streak. Mild dark fruits, tangy. Spot of lactose. Bitterish finish. Okay but could do with more hop flavour.
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Hoorah - thanks to Wingmanwillis for plundering this one for me, 20/02/14.
Murky dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan swirl atop the glass.
Nose is earthy, dank hops, light cocoa, jammy berry fruits, spice, light roast.
Taste comprises light dirt, touch of tropicals, cocoa, bitter grapefruit, earthy.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi dry close.
So so CDA, pretty basic.
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Dave/Colin. It pours murky deep brown with a medium tan head. The nose is dirt, earth, roasted malt, toast, chocolate and brown bread. The taste is roasted malt, toast, mild acidity, coffee, burnt notes, dark fruits and bitter citrus with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Alright Black IPA.
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria. Near black, small head. Chocolate, coffee and grapefruit up front. Mid sweet with above medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Bold and heavy with chocolate, resin and caramel. Resiny finish, Big, bold and relatively unrefined.