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


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   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!""""

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Opague, pitch black colour with a light brown head. Smells chocolate, coffee, roasty. Tastes chocolate, roasty, bitter. Full body, great aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Black opaque color, small brown head. Smell roasty, malts, coffee. Taste coffee, malts, roastyness; nice. Good carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at Biero. Full marks, I absolutely love the slightly salty taste. Aromas of coffe, butter, chocolate, mussels, with hints of alcohol. Taste has a sweet start, with salty notes, and bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is velvety, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
Brought all the way from the land of the Aussie by ndon. Thanks a lot Nick. Pours black as hell with a thin tan head. Decent intense impy stout aroma, lots of roasted malts thick creamy malts on aroma. It’s intense in the mouth. really lovely intense choc. Dark Belgian choc. Dry finish. hides the alcohol well. Is this the best Australian beer I’ve ever had? Well possibly. Fresh Little Creatures in Freo takes some beating. It’s a big beer but there is a reasonably amount of drinkability. Just a touch of newspaper on the swallow. Bit too roasty dryness on the finish? bit of fish oil in there somewhere too. Still it’s a pretty good beer. Cheers NIck.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcsimmo (30) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
Pours a small tan head that quickly dissipates. Jet black in colour. Rum and dark fruit predominant aromas. On tasting, the flavours come on strong but nothing overpowers and it rounds out nicely in the finish. I get a better sense of the bitter chocolate and as expected there’s a slight alcoholic kick. It’s a big beer that goes down smoothly, full-bodied and with a nice oily mouthfeel. Lived up to my high expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
Pleasant savory aroma, Rich but not cloyingly sweet like many Imp stouts. Little soy sauce flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
[bottle] shared by skyview. Pours clear, almost black, with a really dark head. One of the darkest heads I’ve seen. Aroma is roasted malts, a touch of soy sauce, powdery chocolate, artificial vanilla. The flavor is really rich and full, chocolate, roasted malts, chalky, and earthy flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
Thanks Skyview for this taste. Holy soy sauce batman! A little chocolate in the aroma. The body is a dark dark brown. The body is a bit more complex. Still has some soy characteristics, but there a little nuttiness and the dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
black body with a medium tan head, good cap and retention, ok lace... milk chocolate and cocoa nibs, a touch of chemical alcohol on the finish, but very solid... wow, I finally found a really good Australian beer, tastes exactly like an imperial stout should, cocoa nibs, bakers chocolate, and little roasted character, very complex and tastey, however, its a bit overcarbonated and the chemical finish from the nose presents again... gladly drink again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Love at first sight. Almost gluggs out. Pours jet black with no light coming through. Has a small tan head which eventually becomes a small ring of heavy tan around the edges. Aroma is huge. Very dark chocolate, vanilla, some sweet roasted malts. Notes of bourbon and oak. Taste is superb. Big, dark chocolate mixed with espresso-like coffee, sweet vanilla-like malts, wood, and some hopppy bitterness to finish it off. Woody bourbon tones linger throughout the entire brew. Loved it so much I put a few bottles in my cellar and plan to keep them there for a few years at least... if I can resist them that is. Re-rate as the newest vintages haven’t been as good as the first few. Will try some aged ones soon

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