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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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""""Inspired by the great stouts favoured by Russian Imperial Court, Murray’s “Wild Thing” Imperial Stout is a beer fit for a Czar. A massive, intense drinking experience. The colour is black. Totally black. The heart of darkness. Impossible to see through even when held up to the light – nothing insipid about this beer. Aromas of strong dark chocolate, a little fruitiness from the hops and yeast and some rumminess from the alcohol. The flavour is an intense hit of mocha – bitter dark chocolate bordering on coffee. Some malt sweetness but an aggressive hop bitterness and roast grain bite to balance. And then there’s the mouthfeel… Full bodied is an understatement. Massive mouthfillling malt that almost overwhelms, before the freight train of the bitterness from the hops and the roast acidity kicks in to clean up the palate. A tiny batch of a huge beer – only 1100 bottles brewed. A beer to savour if you dare!""""


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle 330ml (PBF IX)
Opaque black, small beige head. Cellar, licorice and toast in the nose.Medium to full-bodied. Cellar, licorice, vintage flavors. Sweet licorice in the finish. Past its prime.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. Black colour, brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some toffee and quite ok. Flavour is quite similar with some wood and syrupy notes. A bit vintage taste to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6287) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours dark mahogany-red color with a small beige head. Sweetish caramel malts on the nose, some licorice and roasted notes also. Roasted malts and caramel notes on the flavor, subtle licorice, earthy notes and some wood. A bit weird but tasty.
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5793) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, BBE 12.04.2013
Aroma has soy sauce, some boubon notes and hay. Flavour has soy sauce, moldy cellar, some licorice and hints of coffee. Too old?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3855) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
330ml bottle @ PBF IX

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of dark chocolate. roasty malts, mocha and syrup, hints of cellary notes. Taste is sweet, roasty and dark chocolatey with notes of syrup, mocha and ripe fruits. Finish is sweetish and roasty with some dark chocolate. Okay, feels a bit old though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
330 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and cream. Flavour of roasted malts, salty licorice, bready malts, smoke, moldy cellary notes and yeast. Vegetables as well. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Feels very old.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattyhennessy (331) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
2012/2013 editions tasted. Pours a jet black with an impressive tan head. So black light doesn’t travel through it. Aroma of coffee, caramel, liquorice and some dark sweet fruit. Flavour is cocoa, dark malt and just a hint of the liquorice and stonefruit to boost this. One of the most impressive beers I’ve had

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle - BBE April 2013; Drank July 2012 - Pitch Black in colour. Very malty; bitter dark chocolate, espresso coffee, roasty (slightly burnt) malts, caramel, hints of liquorice. Fruity; hints of dark fruits. Hoppy; aggressive piney resinous hop bitterness. Tarry and rather oily. Intense chocolate and coffee roast malty throughout. Some initial sweetness then increasing bitterness. Dry and salty in the finish. Very tasty. Super Imperial Stout!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4885) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
26/XII/13 - 330ml bottle @ home, 2nd Christmas tasting - BB: 16/V/14 (2013-1186) Thanks to Bo for bringing the bottle to Belgium!

Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, grains, roasted malts, little fruity. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: dark chocolate, some caramel, bit sweet, mocha, bit of coffee, little sour, liquorice, red berries. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, coffee, dark chocolate, subtle sweetness, bitter hops, some blueberries, cocoa powder. Man, this is an amazing beer! Way too expensive, I’ll give you that, but a very nice beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19671) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, dark brown head. Rich aroma of coffee, pear and tar. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Intensely flavourful with dark chocolate, tar and coffee. Warming finish. nice imperial stout with a full array of flavours without getting oversized.


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