doriangrey (38) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2017
Very pleasant malty coffee aroma and good tan head. Strong black realistic espresso coffee with a dash of chocolate. Lacking body and balance slightly but a good drop. StevieT (2000) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2016
On tap at Beer Incider. The bitterness of the coffee stacks up well against hops, well made and very drinkable. mkel07 (5848) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from June 2013. Lots of coffee in both flavour and aroma. Pretty handy beer this one. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Dark brown, thin head. Big weedy aroma, with fairly strong coffeeish note. There is a fair bit of coffee up front, and then lots of hop bitterness, light leafy character. While not 100% effective -there isn’t a lot of harmony between the hops and the coffee- it is a natural extension of the black IPA theme. Lunkie (1926) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
Coffee chemical malt aroma. Dark brown colour with great head and lacing. Coffee sour malt flavour. Smooth palate.
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vanvenlo (1861) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
Village Brasserie ontap (29-Aug-13) Resin roasted coffee and light choc malt. Black colour, thick brown head and solid sheet lacing. Pine coffee malt flavour. Bitter stark roast choc coffee finish with a resin herbal hop, along with a hint of nutty aftertaste. Doesnt seem to deliver the right balance of flavour and feel,... a bit stark and lacks finesse. Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2013
Nice bitter coffee aroma and flavor throughout the beverage backed up just enough with the roast malts. Pure black poor. Nice enough beer. Davros (3137) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a small off-white head.
Nose shows roasted coffee, sweet crystal malt, soft roasted malt, piny and resinous hops. Tempting.
Quite similar flavours, a good mix of coffee and roasted malt along with more pine. Seems to finish a bit abruptly though.
Body feels a bit watery. Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at the Brasserie in Melbourne. Pours very dark with a light brown head. Aroma is malt, fruit, coffee, chocolate and some roastiness. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a dryish finish. A little watery for my taste. Not bad. LesArgen (358) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
This was called simply the Black Coffee IPA, but I assume it’s the same beer - bought on tap from the Prince Wine Store Essendon.
The aroma was an intoxicating mix of coffee, grapefruit and smoke. In the mouth it was more hoppy, but the same basic elements were there. Perhaps the only knock on it is that the palate was a little thin. A really nice drop, and I’m kind of regretting that I shared my 1l squealer with a friend