Davros (3258) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large, light tan head.
Nose shows fruity hops, with pinapple and passion fruit the most prominent.
Underneath is roasted malt and nutty notes. Very tempting.
Roasted malt takes precedence over the hops in the flavours, with nutty, biscuit-like malt and earthy coffee notes at the forefront. Not too much in the way of hops other than in the piny, grapefruit-like assertive bitterness.
Could use a richer body. cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Dark malts ... thin tan head ... dark malts ... soft roast ... light dry hop linger ... sweet roast ... oily hop ... little dry chocolate roast ... hirigalzkar (3240) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours black witha off white head. Licorice and citrus notes in the aroam. Crisp and hoppy at first. Then the dark malts and licorice takes over. Small herbalness in the aftertaste. This ones more about the hops and less about the malts (compared to other Black IPAs). beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2012
Clear dark brown with a minimal head.
Tropical fruit aroma with some candy, chocolate and dark fruits.
Roasted malts flavor with a dark cherry note and medium bitterness.
Dry, relatively light bodied and quite nice. lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2013
2013 release. Hop aromas jump out of the glass. Pours near black with thin off white head.. taste is balanced roasted malt- very dark malts with aussie hop flavours of pine and citrus peel. very good beer
danlo (3189) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours black in colour with a thick tan head leaving some lacing and aroma of roasted malt, coffee plus grapefruit hop. Taste is initially sweetish dark malt, roasted, smokey, coffee, followed by chocolate, raisins and fruity citrus grapefruit & pine hop bitterness. Nicely smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, clean finish with some lingering chocolate notes. Well balanced, very drinkable black IPA. madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2nd December 2012Habanero (4798) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Opaque black beer, good pale tan head. Smooth palate, very light. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth light milky dark malt, no roast or bitterness, just very light. Whisper of coffee and chocolate. Mild minerals. Not much else here but the dark malt is marvellously smooth and the beer is very drinkable.
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, pine and coffee. Sweet flawor that ends up more dry. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice black IPA indeed. RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from Plonk. pours almost black with tiny white head. Floral and grassy hop aroma, lingering bitterness. Just a hint of roast at the end. A nice beer, with emphasis on the IPA over the black. mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at Bitter Phew, pours black with a large brown head. Aroma brings out loads of roasted malt and piney hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with a highly roasted, nearly burnt malt quality upfront, backed by tons of bitter piney hops. Nicely balanced, with a harsh finish that works. Very good.