jonno (2761) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2011
This wasn’t too bad, but after the Kooinda Black IPA masterclass, this was ever so slightly non descript. Still a good solid effort, as expected by one of Australia’s better breweries. A decent fruity nose with some alcoholic malt coffee and chocolate notes. The body is fairly dense with the sweet chocolate quickly overun by the fruity hop finish. Never really differentiateis itself, but goes down nicely and demands a repeat! Pinball (12145) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
cloudy dark brown, smooth light brown head.
aroma is malty, flowery, hoppy,quite strong, the malty side of the aroma is quite complex with notes of roasted stuff, chocolate etc.
flavor is malty, hoppy, flowery, roasted malts, okay dark ipa. yespr (45425) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Fruity, dark malty and solid hoppy. Bitter, fruity and light peachy. Smooth fruity and light citrusy finish. joergen (28106) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted and hoppy aroma of caramel, liquorice and grass.
Roasted and hoppy flavour of grass with notes of liquorice.
Hoppy finish. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear deep dark red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, bitter ryebread, light chocolate, ok hoppy, red berries, light tobacco, notes, wooden notes, light sweet malty, cocoa. OK.
Maris (1513) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 8/10/2011. Abv listed as 7.5% rather than 7.2%. Pours a very dark amber with a big head. Has a slightly fruity, hoppy aroma. The flavours are primarily dark chocolate and a touch of fruit. Very hoppy at the back. Another enjoyable beer from Murrays. jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Dark brown pour with a small tanned head. Solid lacing left on the glass. Nose is pine dominant with a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is loads of pine and citrus hops. More hints of Choc in the taste. No real roasted malts or coffee tones about it tho. Easy to drink but not as good as a kooinda black ipa or a before the dawn.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Pretty good black IPA, not as balanced as some others out there though. But still easy drinking, partially helped by the lower ABV. StevieT (2012) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014
From a growler from Murray’s. Pours a very, very dark brown, off-white head that laces well, mild coffee aroma, bitter roasted malt flavours with dark chocolate hints. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark coppery brown with a lasting, foamy tan head. Hoppy aroma has notes of grapefruit, lemon, passionfruit and spruce, with malty, caramelly undertone. Flavour is quite hoppy also with some solid piney notes upfront and some decent bitterness but this is tempered by some substantial sweetness and stronger notes of caramel and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is light and slick with lively carbonation and a lingering bittersweet finish. Really just like a very hoppy brown ale and quite a nice one at that.