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Brewed by Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
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RATINGS: 111   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!""""


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4755) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Ken: Served in a Chouffe glass. Pitch black, motoroil pour. Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. Looks very good. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark cacoa, coffee, roast, raisin and roasted wood, malts and oatmeal. Flavours of chocolate, mocha, bitter, roast, warmth, coffee, cream, toffee, some spices, dark chocolate, some caramel and chocolate/tar drenched malts and hops. The flavour is so nicely balanced creamy deep dark and a bit strong that it is a bit complex and makes it even better to just enjoy it. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, chocolate, coffee and some warmth. Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture. Delicious and balanced beer. Deep, strong, dark and tasty!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PissSinker (23) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
Sweet fuck. Good shit. Fucking good shit. This cunt makes me proud to be an Australian.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (588) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle from (I don’t remember). A 2012, maybe even 2011 purchase that I’ve had tucked away. Jet black, oily looking, massive frothy brown head which was unexpected, as was the high level of carbonation. Lots of bitter coffee and licorice/aniseed, dark, sweet chocolate, solid bitterness, both roast malt and hops. An excellent beer only let down by the carbonation issues.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (901) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
Opaque black colour with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of chocolate and bitter. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (381) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle from King and Godfrey. Pours a dark black/brown with loads of foamy dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, cough medicine, port, plums and some light tropical fruit. Taste is more cough medicine, plum, brandy, with some coffee on the finish and a mild bitterness. Mouth feel is very viscous and sticky. As it heats up, the aroma is slightly more floral and the alcohol burns off a little and the coffee finish intensifies and becomes more smoky. Overall it definitely needs to warm up to become more drinkable. Really enjoyable and complex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5799) - ITALY - APR 14, 2013
scura buona schiuma scura buona schiuma fine discreta persistenza cioccolato amaro con una buona dose di luppolo buon amaro morbida in bocca discreto corpo alcool piuttosto nascosto

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1078) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Jet black oily pour with a nice tanned chocolate head. Nose loaded with intense roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Fair bit of booze in there as well. Taste has is massive on the espresso and dark choc! Licorice tones combining with a huge hop bitterness! More booze in the taste. Massive beer. A bit too harsh for me. This would age very well.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a near black one with a nice brown chocolate top. It smells of green banana, wet cardboard, a bit "wild" I guess you can say and slightly coffee-like also. A bit, hmm, let’s say strange and not to impressive. Definitely not what I was expecting from a beer of this caliber.The flavor is a bit acidic, quite different from a dark wild thing. It’s definitely over carbonated. Foaming sensation in the throat with some coffee, soft chocolate and something slightly herbal. 26.12.2012

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2013
Pours pitch black with HUGE amounts of brown head; too much head really. Rich chocolate ice cream aroma. Body is very light for the weight of bitter rum’n’raisin that follows. I guess you could call the body "silky" but the amount of head and lightness of the body means that despite the darkness of the flavours and colours it doesn’t *feel* like a stout, let alone an imperial one. It’s good, but not quite there. But, mmm, in the meantime the very rich chocolatey, creamy aftertaste is very drinkable. A winner on everything but palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (4240) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from trade with fletchfighters, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew on Christmas Tasting 2012. Pours a pitch black body with a huge bubbly light khaki head. Aroma is black berries, ashes, coffee, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, medicinal bitter herbal tones, hints of licorice, wood and ashes. A bit strange, and it also seems over-carbonated and fizzy. Not among the best, hope it’s a bad bottle although it didn’t seem to be actually infected.


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