Brewed by Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Mornington, VIC, Australia
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1272) - - NOV 8, 2012
330 ML bottle Thanks to Owen for the bottle Black pour. Really nice dark leather brown head. Almost reverse cascading. Impressive and thick looking. Lots of bakers chocolate, burnt marshmallow, dark fruits and a lot of licorice. Little bit of char and ash in the nose. Dry as heck. Lots of licorice to start. Bitter licorice. Once settled down a lot of dark fruits and chocolate. Bold and dry. A bit too much alcohol for the ABV but a good RIS either way. One of the better one’s around here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1462) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2015
Mornington Brewery bottle(27-Jul-2015)Spirit plum choc aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Roast choc plum flavour.Spirit plum roast choc finish&broad choc coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (673) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2015
Aroma: malty caramel App: black with red highlights and a tan head Flavour: big hop with toasty caramel. Spiritous notes Palate: long malty finish with hop and choc sauce ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (947) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle at Burspraks Blind Imperial Stout Tasting! Pours black with a tiny, brown head. Aroma has caramel, roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, figs. Taste is bitter and sweet. Lots of chocolate, caramel sweetness. Slight burned sugar. Sticky body and a low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (736) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle @ Burspraks Blindtasting. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of vanilla, dark sweet chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, caramel, roast, sweet licorice. Taste is vanilla, caramel, roast, molasses, light sweet licorice, dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottle Share (pure imperial stout version). Pitch black with a dark tan head. Nose has loads of chocolate, vanilla and some roast. Taste is sweet chocolate, fudge, roast and some coffee. Solid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1595) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak @ blind taste. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of liquorice, figs, chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa beans and fudge. The taste is sweet but yet roasted with liquorice, chocolate, bitter roasted coffee and some cocoa. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap at Tomahawk Bar 060615. This is a big beer that is not be be messed with. Thick black and syrupy looking. While the aroma is quite moderate the flavour is anything but. Thick in the mouth but smooth as silk. The booziness is well contained.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle: Thanks Owen: Chouffe glass. Close to pitch black with a brown head. Aroma has tones of liquorice, roast, soy, hint of gingerbread, some dark roasted liquid malt and liquid bay leaf. Flavour has some good liquorice tones with some roast and rubber, deep malt roast, light sticky... Very interesting.. Aftertaste is bitter, deep roast, liquorice and a hint of liquorice rubber... Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, close full body. Not complex and not troo rich as the deep dark liquorice conquers but there’s your strong note that dominates, ravage and pillage in a defty manner. Top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (463) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
Looks and pours like motor oil, with a nice small chocolate brown creamy head. Lots of dark chocolate on the nose, along with a little mocha coffee, licorice, some booze, hint of soy. The taste is top shelf - molasses, dark chocolate, charred steak, hint of coffee, soy and a nice warming booze. Really viscous and sticky. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1552) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
330mL bottle Properly thick sump oil looking stuff. Holds a creamy brown head - you it means business! Aroma is quite diabolical; indescribably burnt coffee, unfathomably dark chocolate with notes of currants, liquorice, charred wood, and earthy hops. Just to complete the illusion, not only does it look like sump oil, but feels like it - not that I’ve had that much experience drinking sump oil... But yeah, oily, thick, really thick, subdued carbonation, seems bigger than even 9.5% yet alcohol is not overly prominent. This beer doesn’t let you off easy - it’s intense from the word go and just holds on for dear life with lots of deep roast coffee, bitter cocoa, charred meaty notes, earthy hops, dark dried fruits, roast nuts, and a big warming bitter finish that just lingers, and lingers... Seriously good, ridiculously underrated, a contender for best Stout in Australia, no doubt!

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