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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, sweet roasted and caramel, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark sweet malt, chocolate, dry, late finish has licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20110804]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32033) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a pitch black with a small beige head. Fruity, roasty nose with a whiff of smoke - quite some alcohol too. Solid body, heavy roast almost a little peaty, dark dried fruits and a solid malt bitterness. Somewhat rough. 140212

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21533) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Bottled@GBBF2011. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, mild roasted malts as well as some slight coffee and toasted notes. Flavour is dark fruits, wood, liquorice, alcohol, some slight toasted notes as well as mild toffeeish notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19972) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
11th March 2012
Opaque brown - black beer. Short tan head. Surprisingly crisp palate. Rich dark malt with a trace of roast. Minerals. Coffee. Subtle fruits underneath. Tangy dark malt before a crispy dry finish. Lingering licorice bitter aftertaste. Decent and quite light on it’s toes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
bottle at home .. deep black ... thin tan lacing ... sweet cherry black currant roast ... little fizzy ... huge treacle ... big bitter hop ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle @ GBBF, 2011. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Chocolate, roast and caramel. Smooth and full bodied. Roasted and fruity dry end.


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