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Murray’s Heart of Darkness Oak Aged

Formerly brewed at Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Murray’s Heart of Darkness is a big beautiful Belgian-inspired beer. An imperial stout (sort of), with strong esters and light phenolics from the Belgian yeast, and a greater emphasis on the chocolate malt character rather than the more traditional roast barley. A luscious brew made for sipping.

To celebrate our 500th brew, we put a twist on this infamous beer and oak aged it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Pours a black with minimum beige head. Smell like dark forest chocolate cake, with hints of raisin, mission figs and the sweetness of dates. Hints of red fruit and subtle coffee. Full body. Starts with a sharp carbonation/crisp flavor, followed by a snap of fig, before going into a semi-sweet chocolate flavor. After which there is a fudge and date flavor with a slight bitterness to lighten the sugar in your platte. Quite a complex beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23006) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, faint head. Oaky nose with some raspberry. Mid sweet, plenty of licorice, near full body. Aniseed and oak. The oak seem to have toned down the rich chocolaty flavours, all in favour of oak. Salty, mildly warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Black - offwhite edges. Burned, fruity, mentol, fruity, oakey, english licorice, oiley notes, dryness, high licorice, light medicine, herbal notes, high malty, zulu, light tarmac.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, alcohol, marzipan and liquorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice, hops and alcohol. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a small light brown head. Aroma with notes of roasted malts, preserved fruits, licorice, subdued oak. Taste is sweet, only lightly oaked, nicely balancing the lingering bitter finish. Big bodied. Better and more smooth than the "average" version....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, wood, brettanomyces, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, bread, and a bit of brettanomyces, leading to a lightly tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is thick malty and light vanilla touch. Dark roasted malty, chocolate and light vanilla. Bitter, dark malty and smooth chocolate mixed with vanilla. Smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11897) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
clear dark brown, smooth light brown head. roasted malty aroma, slightly boozy. flavor is roasted malty, wood, booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours an almost pitch black with a vague reddish hue and a beige head. Roasty nose, some raisins and a vague woody note. Solid body, heavy roast, sweet raisins and a subtle if absolutely woody note. Warming alcohol finish. 140212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2716) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2012
Pours black with a large, tan head. Nose shows roasted malt, soft booze, chocolate and soft vanilla oak characters. Lots of roasted malt as a flavours too, alongside soft booze, some sharp oak and belgian-like spicy notes. The oak and alcohol is a bit too strong for my liking. Body could be a bit thicker.

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