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Murray’s Dark Knight

Brewed by Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Made in traditional Brown Porter style from selected roasted malts dark ale is full bodied, rich and complex. Pouring with a deep ruby colour and creamy off-white coloured head, an aroma of caramel and bittersweet chocolate, which follows through in the flavour with a balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dandm (81) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2016
Room temperature. Coffee, caramel, some chocolate but very watery. Earthy, smoky, toasty. Mild sweet and bitter. Well balanced. Clear, dark, red brown. Little carbonation. This is a nice lighter porter, easy to drink. Maybe an after dinner beer when you’re already full or a bit pished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
LesArgen (317) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2016
It’s main distinction is that it’s the first Murray’s beer I haven’t liked. The aromas of malted milk, mocha and coffee are promising, but the aftertaste is dominated by an unpleasant astringency and even a slight metallic taste. There are flavours of chocolate, milk and coffee on the front of the palate but really nothing but that horrible aftertaste remains for me. Make it stop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Itsumishi (45) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2016
From a stubbie, pours dark reddy brown with an off white almost yellow head that doesn’t lace well. Aroma is your standard porter fare, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasted malts. Yummy smelling but not outstanding. Taste is burnt toast, coffee, medium bitter at the front with a medium sweet finish. Palate is pretty awful. Really ruins an otherwise decent beer. Thin, astringent, bubbly. Not how I like my porter. OK, but certainly not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap at Murray’s, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and dry cocoa powder. Flavour is laid back, with lots of toasted malt and dry bitter cocoa powder. Dry finish. Light-bodied and rather weak, but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngunity (125) - - MAR 18, 2016
From bottle. Poured with modest tan head. Drank easy with basic honest porter flavor. A bit raw, fine though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutnick (830) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Dark with murky foam. Aroma is very basic - like fresh brewery wort - seaweed, vegetable extract, light soy sauce. Taste is the same but majoring on the seaweed aspect. Remember when this was my go to beer but my palate is definitely different now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
M_Sack (623) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Black with blush of ruby. Rich chocolate malt, biscuit abc caramel aromas. Disappointing lack of flavour in the front and mid palates. Pleasant bitterness towards end. Very average from murrays who are usually great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 23, 2014
Tap. Brown, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, lively, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2758) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a muddy dark brown with nearly no head. Nice roast malt aroma with chocolate, and a bit of caramel. Thin, harshly bitter body. Flavor is cocoa, medium caramel malt, a bit of roasted malt, the faintest amount of coffee. This one was disappointing. Has a pretty decent aroma but the flavor does’t match up. It’s a fairly ugly looking beer and the body does not help the brew. It isn’t bad but it’s not something I would get again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
I’m surprised at the reviews, I don’t get much from this beer. It’s described as ’full bodied’ and ’rich’, it’s quite watery. They say ’deep ruby colour’, I see no ruby, it’s Coke in colour, and a ’creamy’ head, no it was thin, fizzy and gone quickly. I don’t get much from the aroma at all, mild caramel, the taste is also weak but definitely not unpleasant, short finish and not very bitter.

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