gnoff (7036) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Described as a "Farmhouse Imperial Stout".
Black color, brown head. Alcohol, sweet, roasted, coffee, dry taste. Dry, grainy, alcohol aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, high dry bitterness. Sweet, malty scent, also light acidic.
bluevegie (3031) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with lasting tan head. A little bit thick and heavy in the mouth but does taste all right, coffee, liquorice and some chocolate notes.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tan head good size dark pour medium carbonation aromas vanilla strong yeast creaminess spice malt sweetness caramel liquorice the flavours citrus spicy clove grain creaminess grainy malt liquorice raisin roasted chocolate medium bitter very morishing taste good to drink the finish farmyard and imperial tastes come together grain hop yeast fruit spice creaminess roasted and sweet malts medium bitter great aftertastes on the palate more better than I thought it would be
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours a jet black colour with a latte coloured head that builds. Aniseed and licorice in the aroma. Thick in the mouth with a big bold flavour thatbhits all parts of the mouth.
maneliquor (2294) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours viscous black with little to no head. Nose is very farmhousey with a touch of roasted malts and the slightest hint of milk chocolate. The funkiness of the nose overrides the other notes, not necessarily in a bad way. Taste starts out with your typical farmhouse notes. It slowly creeps into milk chocolate and roasted woodiness. Finishes very dry with a touch of funk on the finish. A very unusual beer. Canít believe this is over 10%. Tastes more like a 5% brew/ Weird stuff but pretty tasty
hawthorne00 (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Bottle, 14C. Black with a small tan head that fades to a coat. Aroma of roasted malt, weeds, earth, chicory. Not that sweet, but taste has molasses and kola nut, powdery cocoa. Astringent, earthy and herbal with vague bitterness. Warming rather than hot alcohol. Faintly rummy. No residual sweetness. Interesting, but the flavours donít (yet?) meld together. [3.4]
Bottle, 12C. Black with an inch of tan head. Mysterious funky earthy aroma with coffee and chicory, roasted barley, dark berries. Tight powerful roasted flavours, dark rum, pinot noir, cocoa. Insisted coffee, spices and zingy astringent flavours build. Now seems coiled.
davidm (1870) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from King&Godfree. Exceptional, pumped up black IPA. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, and notes of grass, flowers, and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big beer by most standards and best appreciated by the some who like it hot. This is a late-night fireside sipper, with prominent alcohol and a throat-burning swallow. They could strap barrels of this to St Bernards. Impenetrable dark brown with a short but persistent caramel head. Aroma is heavy on chocolate malt - Milo, cocoa powder, some prickly spice and marshmallow sweetness. Thick and creamy. Richly flavoured and yes, earthy. Cherry Ripe, Cointreau and licorice root. As well made as everything Murrays produces. Not a stout Iíd want every night but perfect for the cold months. (33cl bottle from Steveís Cool Booze, Kingsford. BB 2014)
Sevenlee (1093) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malt, fruit, raisin, caramel and chocolate. Taste is very sweet and too much alcohol which kind of overwhelms everything with little roastiness or bitterness. Decent but probably the first Murrays beer Iíve had that I was less than impressed with.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with thanks to Owen. Pours very dark brown with persistent half inch light tan coloured head. Aromas are dominated by doughy yeast. Some roasted grain, a hint of coffee and not much else for me. Flavours are quite sweet with just enough hop bitterness to balance. Decent alcohol wamring on the finish. Thin / medium mouthfeel. Perhaps it still needs some time as other have noted.