MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017 Nevele (10) - - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great black IPA on tap at The Scratch in Brisbane. Very dark of colour, full of flavour, slight taste of roastiness, and a great bittersweet aftertaste.
27Nov2017 Dark chocolate, cacao, charcoal, burnt grass, straw. Clear brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Burnt, charred dark malts, charred toast, charcoal, dark roast coffee, cacao, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent CDA. Bottle from Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, Apollo Bay. craftyrocker (108) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2017
My 100th rating!
330mL bottle at Beer Deluxe Sydney. Bottled 19/Aug/16, making this over 2 years old. Served chilled in a tulip. 6.5%ABV, 60IBU.
Appearance: Black body, tan head which did not last. 3
Aroma: Sherry, vanilla, sweet roast malt, sweet dark chocolate, oxidisation. 8
Taste: Rich, dark roasted malt. Sherry. No hops left. Lingering dark chocolate for a bittersweet finish. 8
Palate: Low carbonation. Oily and viscous. 4
Overall: At this age it is more like an oxidised imperial stout, with no resemblance to IPA. Dark, big and malty. 16 RoJo28 (115) - - MAY 30, 2017
Scared of heights, sure, but nothing beats the moment you hit the water, diving into a pool as a kid. This beer is that. It embraces you like the water does as you push through it, bubbles shooting past.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wrlangin (230) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2016
330 ml bottle from Oxford Tap House. Pours pitch black with large tan head. Mild aroma of toasted malt. Flavour balanced between hops, toasted malt, and chocolate. Balanced and enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone babymammoth (63) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2016
Nose has dark cocoa and rich malt. The hops are distinctive giving it a full nose. Taste is bitter into rich malt flavours. Burnt toast and rich cereal flavours with well developed bitterness and excellent sweet finish. Good beer, although this batch is let down by the excessive carbonation!
Narizao84 (25) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Good beer with smoked flavour and a dark porter touch. Rich in malt aroma and flavor
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mrjez (713) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2015
Pours a solid black with a big beige head. The nose and taste both balance roasted malt with the lively fruity Nelson Sauvin hops really well. It’s not overblown, with harmony factoring more than punch. The feel is dry and warming with a lingering bitterness. Great beer. Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
Wonderful on the nose. Hoppy and bitter at the end. Fits the style. 330ml. 1.8std drks, 70IBU, 7%.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
Delicious! Pours well with a massive head but my word does it taste delicious. Not to be had too cold. Dervock (1510) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
Tap - pours black with a beige head. Roast malt and hop aroma. Lots of toasty malt on the taste with decent amount of hop flavour. Medium palate.