Dandm (125) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Room temperature. Coffee, caramel, some chocolate but very watery. Earthy, smoky, toasty. Mild sweet and bitter. Well balanced. Clear, dark, red brown. Little carbonation. This is a nice lighter porter, easy to drink. Maybe an after dinner beer when you’re already full or a bit pished.
LesArgen (352) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2016
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It’s main distinction is that it’s the first Murray’s beer I haven’t liked. The aromas of malted milk, mocha and coffee are promising, but the aftertaste is dominated by an unpleasant astringency and even a slight metallic taste. There are flavours of chocolate, milk and coffee on the front of the palate but really nothing but that horrible aftertaste remains for me. Make it stop.
Itsumishi (47) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a stubbie, pours dark reddy brown with an off white almost yellow head that doesn’t lace well.
Aroma is your standard porter fare, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasted malts. Yummy smelling but not outstanding.
Taste is burnt toast, coffee, medium bitter at the front with a medium sweet finish.
Palate is pretty awful. Really ruins an otherwise decent beer. Thin, astringent, bubbly. Not how I like my porter.
OK, but certainly not great.
mcberko (16954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Murray’s, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and dry cocoa powder. Flavour is laid back, with lots of toasted malt and dry bitter cocoa powder. Dry finish. Light-bodied and rather weak, but pleasant.
ngunity (159) - - MAR 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Poured with modest tan head. Drank easy with basic honest porter flavor. A bit raw, fine though.
stoutnick (841) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark with murky foam. Aroma is very basic - like fresh brewery wort - seaweed, vegetable extract, light soy sauce. Taste is the same but majoring on the seaweed aspect. Remember when this was my go to beer but my palate is definitely different now!
M_Sack (675) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with blush of ruby. Rich chocolate malt, biscuit abc caramel aromas. Disappointing lack of flavour in the front and mid palates. Pleasant bitterness towards end. Very average from murrays who are usually great.
Ngejo (979) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap. Brown, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, lively, & bitter finish.
Capa (3192) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a muddy dark brown with nearly no head. Nice roast malt aroma with chocolate, and a bit of caramel. Thin, harshly bitter body. Flavor is cocoa, medium caramel malt, a bit of roasted malt, the faintest amount of coffee. This one was disappointing. Has a pretty decent aroma but the flavor does’t match up. It’s a fairly ugly looking beer and the body does not help the brew. It isn’t bad but it’s not something I would get again.
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’m surprised at the reviews, I don’t get much from this beer. It’s described as ’full bodied’ and ’rich’, it’s quite watery. They say ’deep ruby colour’, I see no ruby, it’s Coke in colour, and a ’creamy’ head, no it was thin, fizzy and gone quickly.
I don’t get much from the aroma at all, mild caramel, the taste is also weak but definitely not unpleasant, short finish and not very bitter.