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


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RATINGS: 123   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 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7578) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22608) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
Dark brown, has a fudgey version of an impy nose - like a suped up version of reg stout. Fudgey, a little rich malt sting, a mellow impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hirsty (26) - Perth, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Aroma - roasty, coffee, chocolate, bread, earthy, leather, alcohol, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, vanilla, woody Appearance - black, slightest redness at the edges, brown foam, head doesn’t last Taste - heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, umami Palate - full body, oily feel, average carbonation, abrupt/sharp finish Overall - Not a bad Imperial Stout but this was brewed earlier this year and is still rather sharp. It could have done with a few more months in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ryanmalkmus (17) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
This may have been the best beer I ever did taste... Need to take notes at the time of drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (426) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Tap at The Local Taphouse Sydney - Thoroughly impressed - not at all heavy but not thin - kinda toned down Rogue Double Choc Stout (which ain’t no bad thing) - alcohol invisible - bit of mocha - if this beer was a girl, she’d be a beautiful shy Goth girl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2013
a magnificent imperial stout in every way, from luscious thick body to creamy dark brown head, deep burnt bitterness and a very classy marsala-tiramisu sort of liqueuryness in aroma and finish. my only caveat is the contribution of the wild yeast - i was hoping for more complex esters and some sourness too but got mainly a faint vegetably note (the way some lambics do) ok perhaps some cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 330 ml at Pumphouse, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.BB 21.06.14.
Large hiss when opened, builds up a huge head. The excessive head build up gets boring fast. Initially at least seems to have a very high co2 level. Black color, brown head after it settles to a nice creamy top with loads of lacing. Sweet, hoppy, some wet tobacco scent. Sweet, bitter, dry cocoa taste. Some alcohol aftertaste, also bitter chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (1353) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2013
Not much aroma but a strong coffee/mocha taste. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. I could drink quite a lot of these.

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