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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Murray’s Heart of Darkness ‘Belgio’ Imperial Stoutis a mix of styles and according to Head Brewer, Shawn Sherlock, “one of a kind”. “This is a big, beautiful beer. A big, dark, beautiful beer. A big, dark, Belgian inspired beautiful beer. And at 9.6% abvit’s made for sipping - perfect for the darkest of winter nights.” Shawn describes Heart of Darkness as an Imperial Stout in basic style but with a stronger accent on the chocolate malt over the roast barley, some rummy, portiness from the dark brown sugar, and underpinning it all, some classic Belgian esters and very light phenolics from the yeast.The beer pours very dark brown/black in colour with dark ruby highlights when held up to the light.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4651) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
From bottle at Olympen. Black with a creamy beige head. Bitter chocolade aroma. Dry chocolatey flavours, hints of fruitiness, leaves the tongue very dry. Some milk chocolate. Absolutely above average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Thanks to Josh for the bottle! Poured fairly deep brown with a nice, dense tan head.. looked good. The aroma picked up semi-sweet toasted almonds, black patent, and chocolate malts with dark fruit and light cocoa accents.. brown sugar and just a kiss of raw molasses on the back of the nose.. nothing striking, but it was definitely good. The flavor opened with a touch of sour malts, with chocolate taking over after that.. brown sugar and molasses also settled in at the core.. finished with more chocolate, some peppery warmth, and an aftershock of dark fruity yeast.. tasty stuff. Medium-plus bodied, dry, and sharp at some times on the palate.. OK feel and flow.. this was a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjollnir (384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2012
330mL bottle. Pours opaque brown-black with a thin ring of tan foam. Aromas of toast, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, raisins, red wine, a little wood. Medium sweetness, lots of roast in the flavour, dark chocolate, medium bitterness. Medium-full bodied, soft creamy carbonation, fairly slick with a roasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, small beige head. Rich licorice aroma. Full bodied with quite soft mouthfeel. Tobacco, leather and salt, followed by aniseed, chocolate and salmiak. Long really bitter finish. Surprisingly drinkable, rich and pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1194) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours totally black with a dense brown head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate and some alcohol. Taste is also roasty with chocolate, alcohol leading to a dry finish. Great job.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12756) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Black - offwhite edges. Burned, fruity, mentol, english licorice, oiley notes, dryness, high licorice, high malty, zulu, light tarmac.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and liquorice with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, caramel and liquorice with notes of hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and solid hoppy. Solid roasted and dark malty. Sweet dark malty, caramelish and toasted dark malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a small light brownish head. Yeast, licorice, hard roasted malts, raisins hits your nose as dive into the aroma. Taste is sweet with a lingering bitter finish. Notes of dried fruits soaked in rhum. Big bodied, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. A very dark red-brown beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, soy sauce, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and soy sauce, leading to a dry finish.


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