Brewed by Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Why would our business deliberately produce something that most people won’t like? Isn’t the whole purpose of being in business to sell as much of your products and services as you can to make money? At Murray’s our passion is about our beer. What interests us and a lot of our supporters is pushing the boundaries of what great craft beer can be. Shawn’s fault is an out-there beer! Freestyle brewing at its extreme. If you like big flavours and something a bit different, you’ll love Shawn’s Fault. And if you don’t – then it’s Shawn’s fault! This is not a beer for low-carb, no flavour fans. Inspired by reading about an American craft brewery’s India Black Ale, this is a full flavoured IPA brewed using dark malts. The result is a great blend of big hop flavour and aroma with the strong dark chocolate, almost coffee-like flavours from chocolate and black patent malts used. The naming of this beer is really a joke with no pun intended. And if you really hate the beer, don’t blame Shawn. Blame Murray!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2012
A reasonable beer. I like the concept and the fact Murray’s is trying something new. The various flavours were nice, but a little confusing together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2911) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2012
Just on cool and into a snifter. Deepest, darkest brown, opaque with a quickly settling pad of yeasty goodness. Big, towering head of foam, holds up high for the length, daubing thick layers of froth in its wake. Deeply, resinous, sharp and piney, forestfloor hops meets salty caramel on the nose with nuances of tar, tobacco, scorched oak, cherry brandy and burnt, bitter raisins. Begins sweet, candyish and fruity in the mouth. A dry and drawing backend leads to a lovely balance of chunky malts and resinous, earthy hops. Very approachable stuff. Firm body, not too heavy, not too light, moderate carbonation and oily late. Wood, smoke and ash, burnt, bitter raisins and dark stone fruit like the nose, powdery cocoa too, lingers long between each sip. This sample is by no way fresh but the way the malt is not hidden, unlike other Black IPA’s, makes this a very quaffable ale. Another Murray’s gem! (33cL, BB 04/05/12, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
I love this beer. The idea of putting an IPA and and a dark beer, my two favorites styles together was brilliant. A fantastic hop aroma and enriched by the great chocolate and dark malt profile. Easy to drink, which could end up to be dangerous, with the abv of 7.5%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear deep dark red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, bitter ryebread, light chocolate, ok hoppy, red berries, light tobacco, notes, wooden notes, light sweet malty, cocoa. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted and hoppy aroma of caramel, liquorice and grass. Roasted and hoppy flavour of grass with notes of liquorice. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Fruity, dark malty and solid hoppy. Bitter, fruity and light peachy. Smooth fruity and light citrusy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
cloudy dark brown, smooth light brown head. aroma is malty, flowery, hoppy,quite strong, the malty side of the aroma is quite complex with notes of roasted stuff, chocolate etc. flavor is malty, hoppy, flowery, roasted malts, okay dark ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle: Red brown beer with a light brown quickly diminishing head. Aroma is herbal hoppy and big malty with some chocolate and toffee notes. Taste is heavy sweett and bitter with notes of resin, herbs and spruce. Very bitter, dry finish. A different take on a black IPA. A tad too malty for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of smoke, caramel, over ripe fruits, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, caramel, and chocolate, leading to a dry caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a clear reddish brown with a beige head. Heavy licorice aroma with a hoppy edge. Medium body, licorice, roast and a solid if somewhat rough hopping. Bitter and roasty finish. 140212

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