dfearnley (2200) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle to pint glass
Toasted malt, Worcestershire sauce, pine, and bread.
Very dark brownish red with a very creamy, long lasting, 4 mm head and nice lacing. Taste is pine, lemon, toasted malt, grains, and a touch of coffee waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2015
from bottle that poured an impressive not quite solid black & frothy with a hoppy tropical fruity aroma this tastes really good full of hops & fruity roasty coffee flavours luvly Skarecrow (775) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
500ml bottle BB 14/1/2017
OK, now this is more like it !!
Malty fruit aroma - also sweet biscuit notes.
Pours black with tan head.
Upfront bitterness with a lingering hoppy finish.
All in all not too bad at all.
joergen (28386) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr.
Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, flowers, dark chocolate, hops and grass.
Sweet and fruity flavour of grass, hops and grapefruits.
Sweet and hoppy finish. pintbypint (3670) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
From a 500ml brown bottle. Blackish pour, tan head with nice creaminess. Mild lacing. Light roasty nose, aromatic NZ type hops with a white wine and grassy sharpness. Taste has bright grass and citrus with grapefruit hops. Mild malts. Finishes with decent bitterness, grassy hops linger. Dry end. A bit off centre for black ipa, but overalll really good.
sm89walt (2069) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
Draught - O’Carrolls Treehouse, Auckland. I must confess that I was somewhat perplexed when I came here to add my notes and found it listed as a black IPA. For me, this beer is all about the dark malts, the coffee and roasted malts in particular. There are subtle citrus hop notes but they are decidedly in the minority on this occasion. Medium body, soft carbonation, a rounded mouthful and an enduring coffee malt finish coupled, again delicately, with a citrus undertone. A fine and fading beige head leaving a soapy lace atop an opaque brown - near black - body. Really good stuff irrespective of style. Niksko (624) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2015
Pours black with a fluffy light tan head. Nose is tropical fruit juice. Mango, pineapple, passionfruti, guava. Also some roasted malt aromas, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, charcoal, ash, a little bit of tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple. Finish is dark and roasty, coffee, charcoal, a little orange. Medium body, but not overbearing. Nice black IPA, love the blend of flavors. For me this is really well balanced between the malt and the hop flavors, but with a really interesting hop profile that lends interest and tastiness. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2011
Jet black with a tight white head that seems to endure. Passionfruit is the last thing I expected from a black pint. What a pleasant surprise. Also vine leaves and citrus.
To taste it is significanly lighter than I expected. Not much charry roastiness. Lemoncurd flavours, a twinge of bitterness, berry cane and zest. Not as much IPA as I thought, but a curiosity certainly. gam (3956) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2011
Biege head very dark pour red tinge soft carbonation aromas strong citrus hop dark malts chocolate hint flavour resiny pine citrus bitter is strong taste of malt chocolate cocoa mild bitter is stronger than sweetness floral touch good to drink but a little thin finish nice and hoppy strong bitter but lacking some body bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2011
Presented well in the glass, black with a mainly lasting head. Citrus, passionfruit then a bit of chocolate on the nose, which doesn’t too quite present itself as much in the taste, malts more into the play. Seems most everyone is trying this style nowadays.