Murray's Heart of Darkness Oak Aged

 
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Formerly brewed at Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Stout
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Murray’s Heart of Darkness is a big beautiful Belgian-inspired beer. An imperial stout (sort of), with strong esters and light phenolics from the Belgian yeast, and a greater emphasis on the chocolate malt character rather than the more traditional roast barley. A luscious brew made for sipping.

To celebrate our 500th brew, we put a twist on this infamous beer and oak aged it!

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3.9
fonefan (49999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by GothGargoyle ]. Clear dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, raisin, plum, prune, wood, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood, raisin - dark fruit. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20130406]

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yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is thick malty and light vanilla touch. Dark roasted malty, chocolate and light vanilla. Bitter, dark malty and smooth chocolate mixed with vanilla. Smooth malty finish.

3.9
Ungstrup (38138) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, wood, brettanomyces, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, bread, and a bit of brettanomyces, leading to a lightly tart finish.

3.8
joergen (28744) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, alcohol, marzipan and liquorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, liquorice, hops and alcohol. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.5
omhper (25351) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2012
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, faint head. Oaky nose with some raspberry. Mid sweet, plenty of licorice, near full body. Aniseed and oak. The oak seem to have toned down the rich chocolaty flavours, all in favour of oak. Salty, mildly warming finish.

3.7
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Josh, never thought I would get to try this. Opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is soft and a little dry. Smooth dark malts with nicely rounded vanilla. Touch of wood. Mellow dark fruits underneath. Whisper of aniseed. Nice.

3.9
Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours an almost pitch black with a vague reddish hue and a beige head. Roasty nose, some raisins and a vague woody note. Solid body, heavy roast, sweet raisins and a subtle if absolutely woody note. Warming alcohol finish. 140212

4.1
Leighton (21839) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - huge thanks to Josh for this Oz whale. Pours deep brown, clear, with a frothy tan head. Nose holds burnt wood, dry chocolate, dried dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, some charred wood, light baking cocoa, burnt marshmallows. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Well balanced to finish, good roasted malts, more burnt marshmallows, light vanilla, hints of dark fruits, dark chocolate. Rich with nice balance. Really solid.

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Rasmus40 (21463) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Oily. 060413

3.8
Theydon_Bois (20165) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle shared at my 5K tasting at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Mr Charles Chaplain for another Aussie tick, 13/11/13. Mid black with a good sized tan head. Nose is light roast, bourbon infused, dark fruits, soft oaky booze, mellow, dark toffee exhaust. Taste comprises light roast, dark chocolate, bourbonic woodness, molasses, toffee fudge. Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate. Decent BA impy, the bourbon is pretty subtle, nice work.


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