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 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 (5047) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours pitch black with a great diminishing creamy brown head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, roasted, dark fruits, soy, coffee, fruity and bready. Flavor is velvety fullbodied, roasted, slightly sweet and malty in front, more bitter fruity and coffee in middle and bittering getting stronger and pungent towards the end. Finishes bitter malty coffee and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 20, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en abr´12. Color negro profundo y tintes marrón oscuro a contraluz. Capa persistente, de burbuja pequeña y tono bronceado. Maltas dulces y tostadas, frutos oscuros maduros y matices de chocolate tanto en sabor como aroma. Amargor oleíco de lúpulo en el intermedio. Paladar sedoso. Cuerpo pleno y gentil carbonatación. El amargor, suavizado por notas de chocolate, fluye como un rio subterráneo a través de una montaña viscosa y malteada y permanece hasta el final con un sutil toque ácido/afrutado. Retrogusto afrutado ligero. ¡10% ABV! ¿ a quién le preocupa?. ¡ Buen trabajo, Australianos! 330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on apr´12.Pitch black in color, very dark brown to the light. Lasting, small bubbled, tan head. Toasted sweet malts, ripe dark fruits, hints of chocolate, both in flavors & aromas. Oily hoppy bitterness is shown in the middle. Silky palate. Full body, soft carbonation. Bitterness, softened by choco notes, flows as an underground river through an smooth viscous malty mountain & lingers into the end with subtle acidic fruit touch. Slightly fruity aftertaste. 10% ABV! Who cares?...Good job Aussies!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
A well balanced stout. High in hop aroma with a good malt profile. A great beer to sip on a cold wet night, with the 10% alcohol hit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2012
Pours totally black with a very brown head. Aroma is quite roasty with some chocolate and coffee with hints of dark fruit. Taste is also quite roasty with plenty of chocolate, coffee with dark fruit and woody notes leading to a dry finish. Amazing stuff. One of the best beers in Australia and, for me, cementing Murray’s as Australia’s best brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1890) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 21, 2012
0/07/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (330ml bottle). Nera, quasi impenetrabile, con lievissimo cappello di schiuma color cappuccino, per nulla persistente. Al naso ha un intenso aroma di malti tostati, cioccolato amaro, luppolo e spezie. In bocca è intensa e sorprendentemente ben bilanciata, cioccolato amaro, vaniglia, spezie e un magnifico luppolo. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione corretta. Una Imperial Stout sorprendentemente buona e di carattere. Da provare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours black opaque with average creamy head. Fair lace. Aroma of biscuit, burnt toffee caramel, chocolate grains, nutty, roasted malt, pitted fruits and a slight touch of vinegar. Full to medium body - slick mouthfeel, medium-average carbonation, big malt backbone, complexity of toasty malts, tarry plus the above notes - moderately bitter. Solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle at Craig’s house. caramel, spruce, black, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle at home from my GBBF haul .... deep black ... small brown head ... soft open light pine hop and dark roast malt nose ... big meaty malt roast .. big pine hop ... but not over powering ... juicy body ... really quite nice ...

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