fletchfighters (1553) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
Quite black. No light penetrating this. Half finger of dark mocha colored head. Some think lacing.
Nose is lots of chocolate with caramel and vanilla. Big malt body.
Taste is chocolate, coffee, pine and citrus.
Full bodied chocolate feel and a nice dry oak finish.
Not really a black IPA but a big hoppy stout. Good beer either way. Becoming a really solid producer here. jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
Had on tap at the brewery. Great dark malt and hop aromas. Lovely combination of roasted malt bitterness and over the top hop bitterness. Very nice beer. Gramoit (493) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Quite enjoying this, hoppy with some roasted Malts on the nose. Hoppy, however is dominated by the chocolate and caramel taste, good stuff. gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2012
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
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the illawarra brewery.pours black as midnight with a thick tan head that lingers. hops up front in the aroma with some subtle roasted notes which is all magnified in the flavour.
Drank from a taster sample. Pours Black with a compact head. Aromas of dark coffee and chocolate malt precede a strong hop aroma. The flavour profile displays a hearty malt backbone that compliments a serious dose of hops with vanilla highlights rounding out the palate.