Jado (252) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the expected ímidnightí black, although some reddish highlights can still be seen. Fluffy tan head with visible carbonation. Toasty malt and pine resin come through in the aromas. Pine resin and hoppy bitterness are to the fore on tasting, but this mellows out leaving a more rounded chocolate and malt flavours at the end, with just a hint of vanilla. This is a big but very well balanced black IPA. Very tasty indeed.
Maris (751) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 500ml bottle on 21/1/2013. Pours a very dark amber with a medium to big tan head which disappears quickly. Has a pleasant pine hop aroma with some dark malts (particularly caramel) in the background. In the mouth, thereís lots of sweet milk chocolate and caramel, which is set off against a big piny resiny hop finish, which features a touch of roastiness as well. The palate is quite creamy and the carbonation lively. A very good black IPA with heaps of character. Makes me proud to be an Aussie!
Pyobon (728) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Beautiful looking beer - opaque almost black with large dense tan head. Lovely hoppy aroma with grapefruit, pine and some floral hints. Palate is lighter than you might expect for such a dark beer, having medium body nice fine carbonation. The flavour is also lighter than appearance leads you to expect, but is in no way lacking. This is a hoppy beer, but not over the top in bitterness. The flavour starts with a balance of roasty and tangy notes before the hoppy bitterness rapidly develops for a reasonable bitter finish. An unusual and very nice beer.
stoutnick (164) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Smell is hops and roasted character. Taste is more resiny quality in amongst the dark malts. Palate is perhaps too bitter after roast fades; not enough fruity dry hopped character. But it is a beer which grows on you, once you can deal with the bitterness. Ended up liking the intensity and boldness.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with dense light tan coloured head. Plenty of lacing as it falls away to all except the thinnest film. Aromas show lots of sweet caramel and plenty of suggary sweetness. Hops show through as sour oranges. A little roasted grain brings it all together. Nice. Taste is dominated by resiny hop bitterness with only the some feint sweetness upfront. Finish is dominated by hop resins which hang around for ages. Medium mouthfeel. Nive beer.
Lunkie (1168) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour excellent head and lacing. Chocolate malt hop atoma. Smooth fruity spicy chocolate malt flavour. Rich lingering palate.
jonnyguns (384) - - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Bottle from mane liquor. Pours black with a solid lasting tanned head. Aromas include lots of citrus fruits, grapefruit, dark chocolate and roasted. Loads of roasted malts and dark chocolate Backed by slight tropical fruits. Nicely of carbonated. chocolate more evident as the beer warms. Wonderful black IPA one of the best beers in Australia
Davros (1481) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a lasting, light tan head.
Nose shows pine, citrus, nectarines and grapefruit, along with very soft roasted malt and some crystal malt.
The roasted malt is more prominent as a flavour, but thereís also a fair hit of sweet malt underneath to stop things from getting to dry. In terms of hops itís an assault of pine and grapefruit followed by an aggressively bitter finish.
Gramoit (252) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine hops strong on the nose. Taste is very smooth with medium-high bitterness and includes plenty of hops but with a strong dark chocolate flavor.
fletchfighters (817) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured black with a light brown head.
Tropical fruit notes with a big roast background. Nice.
Heavy roast that turned to nail polish remover. Harsh bitterness. Could not finish as was overwhelming undrinkable. Pitty as nose and first sips were good
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