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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdpeebs (687) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12770) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19665) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10609) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (2731) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours clear dark ruby brown with a nice tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, toasted, molassis, a bit sweet, fruity and bready. Flavor is pungent, peppery, roasted, malty, fruity, has a slight sweetness and is kick-ass bitter. Finishes longlived roasted and bitter. Right in my alley, excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
330mL bottle Black body, brown highlights. Dense tna head sticks around. Aroma of fruity hops - citrus, tropicals, and spice. Notes of coffee grinds and dark chocolate noticeable. Creamy palate, perhaps not as thick as I was expecting for the strength and looking like a stout afterall, certainly more like an IPA, rounded edges, no sign of roast acridity. Solid back bone of sweet pale malt bringing with it notes of dark chocolate, roasted nuts and mocha. Hops come through with a vengence; resiny, ripe fruits, dried spices, with a firm but not aggressive lingering bitterness. Very well made, doesn’t really come across as the dark beer it is, more like an IPA, and a bloody tasty one at that. Deadly drinkable!


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