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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2011
This wasn’t too bad, but after the Kooinda Black IPA masterclass, this was ever so slightly non descript. Still a good solid effort, as expected by one of Australia’s better breweries. A decent fruity nose with some alcoholic malt coffee and chocolate notes. The body is fairly dense with the sweet chocolate quickly overun by the fruity hop finish. Never really differentiateis itself, but goes down nicely and demands a repeat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11944) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26209) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1394) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Dark brown pour with a small tanned head. Solid lacing left on the glass. Nose is pine dominant with a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is loads of pine and citrus hops. More hints of Choc in the taste. No real roasted malts or coffee tones about it tho. Easy to drink but not as good as a kooinda black ipa or a before the dawn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Pretty good black IPA, not as balanced as some others out there though. But still easy drinking, partially helped by the lower ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1629) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014
From a growler from Murray’s. Pours a very, very dark brown, off-white head that laces well, mild coffee aroma, bitter roasted malt flavours with dark chocolate hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
Poured an almost black body with a decent head. Expected fruity aroma, peach and passionfruit followed by a touch of coffee. Taste is pleasant if not exactly standing out , same flavours as in the aroma. Very easy to drink and one BIPA I could probably drink plenty of.

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