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


on tap


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RATINGS: 124   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 18/20
CitrusP (63) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2012
Really is the best from Murrays and one of my favourite beers. The flavour balance is near perfect for this style. good mix of alcohol warmth smooth creamy dark chocolate and bitter espresso. nice uplifting fruitiness on the nose that compliments a rich chocolate aroma. great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2012
Pours deep black with a rich, coffee brown head. Cocoa powder aroma. Sweet, sharp and light up front, dissipating into a medium heavy, smooth, flatly carbonated dark chocolate bitter finish. Big alcohol is warming but not detectable in taste. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4870) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours as black as coal and just as thick. Great dense coffee coloured head and big rich chocolate aroma with vanilla and aniseed. Thick in the mouth and oh so good. This is all beer and more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brenhophead (683) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2012
Squealer on a stormy September night. Pours like jet black oil with a large fluffy mocha head. An amazing aroma of chocolate with a slight hop fruitiness and vanilla essence notes.. WOW. Firstly i get an alcohol warmth on the tongue and then that amazing chocolate flavour followed by a lingering bitter espresso hit. What an amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apcandrew (47) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours dark black with a dark tan head. Aroma of honey, chocolate and malt. Taste chocolate and malt. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1373) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured black, almost ink black. Dark one finger brown sugar head that slowly faded away. Just a touch over film when it finished settling. Really good head retention to this when swirling. Imposing looking beer. S-- Dark and thick. Dark chocolate, coffee and sugar. Very straightforward. T-- Coffee, baking chocolate and more chocolate. Once again very straightforward. M-- Thick and rich but and a bit of acidic coffee finish. Lots of bitter chocolate and coffee but at times gets a little thin. It works well though. Do get the occasional vanilla flash. Think it is still developing though. ABV is very well hidden. Low carbonation and heavy feel. Finishes a bit dry. O-- Real good RIS. Best to age it though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewBandit56 (17) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2012
330ml bottle. Mane liquor. Everything that I would ever want in an imperial stout! Nothing I write is going to do it justice, if ur a self confessed beer geek give it a run and you won’t be disappointed!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gramoit (381) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
Excellent beer. Pours jet black with thick very dark tanned chocolate head. Intense dark chocolate and roasted malts aroma. Taste buds worked over time with this one, Loads of chocolate and coffee but with a nice hoppy finish. Full Bodied with the alcohol hidden well this is a another ripper from Murrays.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 Re-rate: After my first try I was so impressed. However, the past x3 (x1 tap at murray’s x 2 bottle) drinks have been less than impressive. It is let down by a lack of complexity. You are teased for the first moments the beer is in your mouth, then it disappears. I need more body in my RIS. Still the best stout in Australia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2012
0.33 l bottle from GBBF 2011. Black color. Sweet and roasty salty licorice aroma with coffee. Sweet and roasty flavor with raisins, licorice, coffee, dark sugar and bitter chocolate. Full body. Good solid imperial stout.

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