mkel07 (5829) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2012
330ml bottle. There is certainly a lot of darkness in the colour with this beer pouring a midnight black and carrying a deep head of an foam that hovers and takes a while to settle. Hops, malt and chocolate are intermingled in the aroma while the flavour is much the same. One of the better black IPA’s I have had. gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
Medium carbonation large tan head dark pour aromas coffee pine fruit floral notes liquorice cocoa the flavours strong ibu citrus peel tasteroast chocolate coffee raisin liquorice resiny pine earthyness strong the finish more bitter than sweet still good on palate fruity hops pine lots of malt taste earthyness good for the style hawthorne00 (3900) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle, 9C. Black with a large beige head. Aroma of nectarines, kumquats, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Lightish bodied, despite large and growing head carbonation is restrained. Plenty of citrus and some stone fruit, caramel, chocolate. Finish is snappily dry and moderately bitter with lingering citrus notes. Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2012
Pours black with a large, light tan head.
Nose shows heavy coffee, along with chocolate, vanilla and the faintest hint of piny hops. Not very BIPA-like but pretty enticing!
Very similar flavours, with the addition of an aggressive, piny bitterness in the finish.
Nice creamy carbonation.
Not particularly hoppy but good nonetheless. ALLOVATE (3002) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
Cap came off and beer ensued; could not get it into the glass quick enough as it literally exploded all over the kitchen bench. The author of seduction it finally settles in the glass. Three inches of rocky brown plume atop an inky black body. Strong note of eucalypt and hibiscus with notes of cola, roasted coffee bean and carob, charred pine-wood and camphor. Chalky, dry palate. Heftily smoky, bonfire ash finish. Hops are prevalent but the bitterness is well restrained (maybe it’s showing its age prematurely). Soft mouthfeel, soft presence with good length. Malt forward but with a lot of piney, woody, nutty hop and yeast nuances. An enjoyable brew without being in your face. Nice!! (33cL, Bottled October 2012, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle from Olinda Cellars. Exceptional, very tasty. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head. Lunkie (1926) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2013
Cherry chocolate malt hop arms. Dark brown colour overprimed head and lacing. Sour malt chocolate flavour. Smooth palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours totally black with a small brown head. Aroma is malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, fruit, notes and hops. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a roasty and bitter finish. Pretty damn good. fletchfighters (1519) - 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. Maris (1498) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 20/2/2015. Pours almost black with a huge light tan head. Has a quite strong aroma of roasted malt, fruity hops and a good dash of yeast. The flavour is really intense - extremely roasty, with chocolate, even a touch of coffee, along with lots of sweet stone fruit. In the end, the bitterness prevails - lingering, almost a little salty - but it’s still quite well balanced. Full bodied and a touch over carbed. Overall, a touch rough but still has a fair bit of charm. Give it a try if you’re keen on beers which are pretty full on.