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


on tap


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1099) - 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 (8218) - 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 (3522) - 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 (11384) - 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 (698) - 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 (1538) - 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 (1119) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1068) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2013
330ml bottle, 2011 edition, 2468 of 2500. Pours a thick, opaque black, with a very small tan head, which nevertheless lasts well and leaves decent lacing. The aroma has notes of butterscotch, Bailey’s and Irish whiskey, as well as some lurking herbal hops. Bitter herbal hops up front lead through a touch of oak to honeyed, raisin and toffee muscat, which gives it a luscious feel. There is some Irish whiskey in a warming finish, and a lingering butterscotch flavour. This is a really superb imperial stout. Its very individual flavours stand out from the crowd of standard stouts, and its warming, luscious feel really elevates it above them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2732) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle, 13C. Black with a tan head that fades to a coat. Aroma of oak, dark berries, grapes, mocha. Very silky mouthfeel. Alcohol sticks out more than expected. Taste has mocha flavours and hints of berries. Not much sweetness at all. Firm bitterness, quite salty. And lots of oak droning on through the lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1221) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2012
2011 Vintage on Tap at Moorilla Estate (wine bar@Mona) 8% ABV and spent 4 months on American Oak Barrels A-- Black, pitch black. No light penetrating this puppy. One finger light brown head. Slowly fades to film but the film does stick around for a while. Very little carbonation shown with this and good spotty lacing and a oily dark residue left with this when finished. S-- Oak, vanilla, toasted coconut, chocolate and more Oak. Oak bomb is probably the best words to use for this as this is very in your face. Fresh oak but not green, ripe oak. Big, bold, assertive smell. T-- Oak is still very dominant. Still get vanilla and coconut but can make out more Belgian and dark chocolate and just bits of char and ash. M-- Freshness of the barrel does come out in the feel. Low carbonation and medium heavy feel. Slick and oily with a dry oaked chocolate finish. O-- The kicker for this is the $25 a bottle price point for a 330 ML bottle. On tap was a bargain for $19. The good points. The barrel version is much better than the regular version. The barrel does wonders and adds a lot of complexity to the base beer. Similar to Great Divide Oak Aged Yet but harsher and, well, a lot more Oak. Needs more sweetness to smooth out the barrel ageing. The base beer would work well in Port, rum or whisky barrels quite well as the body suits it and does improve. Maybe cut it down to 3 months as opposed to 4 months. Easy to drink and well hidden ABV. Was able to drink the regular version and two of the BA version. Age it for a year or two and should be a very good beer and a treat.

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