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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Tap, 2010, 7.9%. Wonderful, full marks! Aromas of caramel, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, spice, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long duration. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2010
Moo Brew barrel aged Imperial Stout Vintage release 2008/ bottle#0664 of 1515. Artwork on bottle by John Kelly 2005. What’s inside is heaven, very dark brown/black with a huge head that diminishes to a 10mm firm packed brown head. Premium roasted malt, coffee, vanilla bean, chocolate oakey tanins and a wonderful hop aroma evident. Taste is all about balance. Just spot on. Tried this one with a ’top brewer’ first word was ’Jesus’ then later ’Oh’. So we both liked it. Very under rated. The price $25au/330ml. way to expensive so don’t buy it. Hehehe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jamiedlynch (1) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2012 does not count
With out superlatives. An amazing beer that has a depth and richness that belies its 8%abv. A stunning and rare beer on tap

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2014
Black with a fine tan head. Nose is toffee, caramel, coffee, raisin, chocolate. Flavor is sweet caramel and candy sugar, coffee, burnt toast, rum and raisin, vanilla. Rich, thick and velvety. Oh boy is this excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle 894. Thanks Skyview! I’m pretty sure that one should’t compare to existing beers, but my first thought was along the lines of "07 Surly Darkness"!! This beer easily compares to that pinacle release from Surly. The brown head didn’t last as long as the other beers, but it was initially massive. The chard barrels add a divine balancing flavor to the rich, roasted malts. Some black licorice, coffee, carob and just the right amount of soy make for an impressive offering. And on a side note the labels from this brewery are simple and compelling - a refreshing change from some of the overly complex beer and wine labels crowding the shelves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1101) - Sydney, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (9569) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2012 vintage. Pours beautiful black with generous tan head. strong coffee and roasted flavours, not much hop noticeable. Nice subtle sweetness, not particularly bitter. This is less rich in alcohol, maltiness and mouthfeel than most imperial stouts but it completely works for it. An absolutely delicious beer to sip and savour with dessert.330 ml bottle at Nant distillery restaurant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6180) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle: #2059/2500: Vintage 2012: Thanks Owen: Shaker: Good brown creamy head. Black body. Aroma has bourbon, vanilla, wood, herbs, roast, chocolate, pralines, soft sweet bourbon notes mix well with their smooth spicy notes. Flavour is a smooth and creamy mix of roast, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, bitter, some hints of toffee, salmiak and honey. Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, light dry, ash, wood roast and coal. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied. Wonderfull stuf! Very interesting beer! And great label!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerm8 (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2011 does not count
Just a heavenly brew,roasty, chocolate, bread, herbs, I could easily call this my favourite stout.I did drink it off the tap at MONA GALLERY in Hobart ,Tasmania.

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