Pyobon (1416) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
(Bottle) Fantastic looking beer - Clear very dark, essentially black, with deep ruby red hints, and a dark thick head. Great aroma - black coffee, tobacco and hints of vanilla. Light body with gentle prickly carbonation. Great taste, but nothing like a lager. The taste is dominated by dark roast flavours which are present from the foretaste but steadily grow until they give a rich dark roast coffee bitter finish. There’s smoky notes throughout, and some gentle tangy fruitiness at the start. Overall a very unusual beer and one that works very well. TedE (1357) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2015
650ml bottle into pint glass. Coffee/chocolate nose, a little fruity sourness. Black beer with foamy white head. Medium body, light mouthfeel, a little zing on the tongue. Finish is all dry coffee notes, quite intense. The problem I have is I don’t like the taste of coffee so although I appreciate the process and skill here I’m not enjoying it. Just tastes like cold coffee to me. varanid99 (1252) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
Black pour, thin pale tan head. Very strong coffee aroma, a little cocoa, citrus, roasty malt. Taste is coffee, roasty, floral, little bit of bitterness. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours jet black with just a hint of dark mahogany around the sides of the glass. Creamy decent tan coloured head falls away very quickly leaving just a thin layer. Some lacing, Good looking beer. Aromas are pretty much as expected with dark roasted grains, both espresso coffee and milk chocolate and some dark toffee. Nice. Flavour wise lots of bitterness thanks to the roasted grain. Creamy mouthfeel but and acrid and astringent aftertaste. An OK attempt. My daughter loved the bottle though. Thought the giraffe with thongs was very cute.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours very dark, almost black, with cola coloured highlights and a fluffy tan head that doesn’t last long. Aroma has at least as much roasted malt as coffee plus hints of dark chocolate and liquorice. Coffee certainly dominates the flavour though, however there are still hints of chocolate, liquorice and malt. Creamy but light mouthfeel with low carbonation and a long roasty finish. Although this is a little like carbonated coffee, it’s a very nice coffee beer, slightly one-note but nice.
ShaneJ (896) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from (don’t remember). Shiny black, small brown head, lots of coffee and roast malt in the aroma, tastes more of the same, some vanilla, dry roasty bitterness, light body, dry grainy texture, long dry bitter finish. Quite good. ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at a tasting 15th of January 2011. Pours dark, thin light brown head. Aroma is of (surprise) coffee, flavour is of coffee but very thin in the mouth. As others have said, its good to see a brewer trying to do something different, but misses the mark a bit. Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a solid black with a large but diminishing ten head - hence the name I guess. Coffee and roasted malt are evident on the nose. Taste has more coffee, dark malt and a smoky note, followed by a metallic tang at the end. The body is rather lighter than I expected given the colour. Slightly unbalanced and a bit weird, but not too bad for all that. Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2014
Aroma: coffee, floral and malt
App: black, tan head with great sheet lacing
Flavour: coffee and malt with some hop balance
Palate: long coffee and hop finish
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UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 Bottle. Deep black with a thin cream head and heavy lacing. Strong aromas of coffee, chocolate and milk followed by just a hint of lemon blossom hops. Heavy coffee flavour with a lick of milk chocolate. Luscious, strong mouthfeel at the front of the palate followed by an immaculately integrated dry, bitter finish. Quality stuff.