yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Pinball (10134) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JanLaursen (2487) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smells great - tropical fruit. Lots of chocolate malt flavour with pine from the hops. Delicious.
ComradeK (857) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours a near opaque, ruby-hued black, with a large beige head, which lasts well, and leaves excellent lacing. Fresh, strong hop aromas of pine and grapefruit mix with some floral notes and some very imperial stout-like molasses and dark chocolate. A sharp lemon flavour introduces the beer, moving into a strong bitterness, with pine, spice and some chilli. This gives way to a sublimely dark and malty body, with rye bread, dark chocolate and wafer biscuit flavours mingling pleasantly. Floral hops reappear towards the finish, along with a touch of spice and coffee. This is an amazingly good beer, as I have come to expect from Murray’s. It combines the best elements of an IPA and an imperial stout to create a dark and luscious beer with a huge kick of hops to pep things up - a lovely brew indeed.
Maris (848) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 8/10/2011. Abv listed as 7.5% rather than 7.2%. Pours a very dark amber with a big head. Has a slightly fruity, hoppy aroma. The flavours are primarily dark chocolate and a touch of fruit. Very hoppy at the back. Another enjoyable beer from Murrays.