Brewed by Moo Brew (Moorilla Estate)
Style: Imperial Stout
Berriedale, Tas, Australia
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Barrel aged (bottled) version only
This 2007 barrel aged imperial stout is our inaugural vintage release. Permanently ’borrowed’ from the winery after 2 years work aging estate grown chardonnay, the fine oak tannin supports the residual sweetness and adds structure to the malt palate. Moo Brew contains no additives or preservatives and is not pasteurised. Cellar in cool temperatures. Enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
16th January 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Josh for another rare opportunity to try Australian craft beer. Opaque dark brown stout with a small pale tan head. Light airy palate, slightly soft. Good tangy dark malts, little dark chocolate and a whisper of coconut. There is a fruity something going on as well. Light dry finish. Comes together well. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Josh. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich-roast, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, tangy dark fruit and wood. The taste is rich, bitter-sweet, earth, toast, chocolate, blackcurrant, bramble, jam, vinous notes and mild acidity. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, fruity and rather drinkable. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15318) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to the Aussie! Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. Tangy dark malt nose, some dark berries, burnt wood. Medium sweet flavor, some milk chocolate, wet earth, burnt wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Medium sweet to finish, more burnt wood, charred malts, muddy earth. Fair.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
Tap at local taphouse. Pours a black with small tan head. Nose shows chocolate, espresso and some vanilla sweetness. Taste is roasted dark chocolate, hints of espresso and a lingering sweetness. Pretty good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Bottled 33 cl, stubbie, after the brewery tour at Moorilla Estate Brewery, Winery, and Gallery, Hobart, on August 9, 2013.
In the tasting bar, after nagging them to finally look enough for it to find it.
2010 vintage, bottle 0593/2500. Marked 8.0% ABV.
They couldn’t find the 2011 vintage, I was happy for the 2010 though! $25 a bottle.
Clear black color, some dark red and brown hints. Brown head. Sweet, coconut, vanilla, roasted, nice scent. Sweet, alcohol, grainy, roasted, coffee taste. Coffee aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Very nice, one of the best beers I had on my 5 week trip in Oz, so happy I kept bothering the staff until they located one for me. Kept well with age too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
small beige head that hangs on dark pour mild carbonation aromas milky woody coffee bean liquorice fruit malt chocolate the flavours coffee bean roasted taste medium bitter woody taste liquorice raisin caramel molasses wine cocoa oak and coffee click together the finish crisp stout best tastes coffee oak influence sweetness dry touch very decent for the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11646) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Bluebetty. Pours completely opaque black with a nice, staying, creamy beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, light dusty, chocolate and coffee, mild astringent oakiness with some vanilla and grapes. Medium to low carbonation, creamy and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of oak character, red wine, grapes, vanilla. Lots of roasted malts and coffee that expands in the aftertaste. Fine astringency. Good Barrel aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (792) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2013
Black with tan head. Quite yeasty with malt behind. Taste is big dark malt richness, over carbonated, bit astringent (tannins overload), mild vanilla, barrel flavour also. Maybe too much going on here. Not a great aftertaste though. Overall, super interesting, but not one I had much fun with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1618) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours black with a tall frothy brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, oak, wine with some acidity. Taste is medium sweet of roasted malt and oakiness leading to a moderate roasty and oaky finish with some alcohol burn on the way down. Pretty damn good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1226) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 29/5/2013 (2011 vintage bottle 0209 of 2500), Pours mahogany with a big tan head. Has a rather unusual aroma of chocolate and orange. Take a sip and it starts out with lots of milk chocolate, some hints of vanilla, and irish whiskey liqueur. It finishes off with a medium roasty bitterness and a touch of soy. The palate is creamy and it’s a little over carbonated (very high for an impy). The carbonation issue aside, this is very nice stuff.

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