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


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7959) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1105) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (4076) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (5406) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a short, well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up a nice blend of toasted chocolate and coffee notes, with fresh earthy spice and rye accents.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found a very heavy base of mocha and lesser licorice, with lively, fresh pine resin and floral bitterness around.. quite hoppy on the finish over more warm chocolate and coffee.. some alcohol warmed the belly, but not 10% worth. Heavy-bodied with great balance between rich malts and fresh, complimentary hoppage.. smooth feel across the middle.. really good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (485) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours black with dark chocolate head. Aroma is piney hops and faint hints of coffee. Flavour is thick bitter chocolate. Too heavy on the bitterness but otherwise spectacular

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5971) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2012
got as a gift from australian tourists ! thanx so much you guys ! pours black, big foam, steady one too. big hopped smell, tastes veryu hoppy too, with warmth of a stout. realy nice ! wish i had more of this

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2012
Pitch black in colour with thick white head.Alcohol on nose, overpowers subtle coffee notes. Strong coffee flavours, with fruity undertones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7641) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
33 cl. bottle split - thx. to Kraddel / Dylan. Finally an Australian beer - it sure took a while and I know that I could have just gotten a Fosters but Australia supposedly has good craft beer and I wanted to try a good one. For some reason Catwoman is pictured on the label - looks pretty stupid. Black with a nicely lacing brown head. This is quite hoppy stuff, fresh bottle - lots of NZ hops in here, kiwi, white grapes, litchi, damn, also mocha, chocolate and booze - colour me intrigued. Light round roast taste, bitter, much heavier mocha, chocolate, quite bitter with still some NZ hops, lighter than in the nose, lots of ice coffee, still pretty damn hoppy, oily nuts - medium oily bodied - an interesting one that is for sure - Australia I salute thee

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