Brewed by Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
""""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!""""

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stdc (1) - - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Complex beer whilst being balanced. Hides the alcohol content well. Matches well with bbq red or smoked meats or chocolate

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3842) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
330ml bottle from Bitter Phew, 2012 vintage. Beautiful from the start. Aroma wafts up and provides signs of great things to come. Black slippery body with oil skin beige head. Taste is equal parts roast grain and woody flavors. High ABV is masked by all of the other sumptuous characters.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (1051) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2015
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay. Pours black with little head. Coffee and chocolate aroma, caramel. Taste of dark chocolate, roasty, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (273) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
From bottle (like the cat woman on the label). Pours black velvet. Rich taste with strong chocolate and some coffee notes. Well balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2015
Very smooth, great balance. Dark and wild. Roasted coffee and bitter without being offensive. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
23rd November 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and mildly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Nice dark malts, light in feel but rich in taste. Little dark malt cream and smooth mild dark chocolate. Finishes smooth and pretty dry with the malts turning slightly bitter. Interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours rich black-brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma holds mild char, dark fruits, some toast. Medium to big sweet flavor, some burnt caramel, earth, burnt wood, dried dark fruits. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Rich chocolate on the finish, moderate roast, dark fruits. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8882) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle share for Colin’s 40th. Opaque black dark caramel clouded pour with a halo of Tam head. Aroma is booze, caramel., nutty toffee, flavour is nutty caramel, booze, woody, toffee, nice raspberry berry fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12231) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to me. 2011. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich coffee, chocolate, earth, cake, gateaux and general filth. The taste is rich, roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, dirt, ash, burnt wood, treacle, filth and muck with a dry, sweet finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Rich and filthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (596) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2015 Pours darkest brown with not much carbonation, small mocha head that quickly recedes leaving a soapy brown film. Aromas include charred steak, mocha coffee and some caramel. Taste is bittersweet dark chocolate, a little toffee, then coffee bitter and dries out with peppery charred meat in the finish. Didn?t get any of the purported rumminess or fruitiness. Nice full body and mouth coating. Good Australian imperial stout.

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