Oakes (17699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Dark brown, a little roasty but w some tartness. Quite sweet, rich stingy malt but tempered by Belgiany sift yeast accents. gnoff (10538) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.mkel07 (5995) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
Described as a "Farmhouse Imperial Stout".
Black color, brown head. Alcohol, sweet, roasted, coffee, dry taste. Dry, grainy, alcohol aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, high dry bitterness. Sweet, malty scent, also light acidic.
330ml bottle. Pours a jet black colour with a latte coloured head that builds. Aniseed and licorice in the aroma. Thick in the mouth with a big bold flavour thatbhits all parts of the mouth. hawthorne00 (3956) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 [8/12] Bottle, 14C. Black with a small tan head that fades to a coat. Aroma of roasted malt, weeds, earth, chicory. Not that sweet, but taste has molasses and kola nut, powdery cocoa. Astringent, earthy and herbal with vague bitterness. Warming rather than hot alcohol. Faintly rummy. No residual sweetness. Interesting, but the flavours don’t (yet?) meld together. [3.4]gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
[3/13] Bottle, 12C. Black with an inch of tan head. Mysterious funky earthy aroma with coffee and chicory, roasted barley, dark berries. Tight powerful roasted flavours, dark rum, pinot noir, cocoa. Insistent coffee, spices and zingy astringent flavours build. Now seems coiled. [3.6]
[3/14] Black with an inch of tan head that lasts well. Lots of chicory, light roasted coffee, earthy. Body was never substantial, seems to be thinning. Quite interesting. Not clear this is going anywhere, though.
[6/14] Last bottle, just a few days after its bb date. Black, 2 inches of head fades to a good coat. Very earthy, still quite boozy, a little astringent. Reminds me a bit of Moa IS - berries, moderate roast, chicory, that Murray’s rumminess. Still torn on this one - an interesting not-quite-success, I guess. Will get again if hiding anywhere. 3.7, but leaving score as journey average.
Tan head good size dark pour medium carbonation aromas vanilla strong yeast creaminess spice malt sweetness caramel liquorice the flavours citrus spicy clove grain creaminess grainy malt liquorice raisin roasted chocolate medium bitter very morishing taste good to drink the finish farmyard and imperial tastes come together grain hop yeast fruit spice creaminess roasted and sweet malts medium bitter great aftertastes on the palate more better than I thought it would be
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours viscous black with little to no head. Nose is very farmhousey with a touch of roasted malts and the slightest hint of milk chocolate. The funkiness of the nose overrides the other notes, not necessarily in a bad way. Taste starts out with your typical farmhouse notes. It slowly creeps into milk chocolate and roasted woodiness. Finishes very dry with a touch of funk on the finish. A very unusual beer. Can’t believe this is over 10%. Tastes more like a 5% brew/ Weird stuff but pretty tasty bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2012
Black body with lasting tan head. A little bit thick and heavy in the mouth but does taste all right, coffee, liquorice and some chocolate notes.
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle from King&Godfree. Exceptional, pumped up black IPA. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, and notes of grass, flowers, and liquorice. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head. StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 A very big beer, strong flavours of coffee and burnt hops. I love it, definitely worth it. Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2013
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malt, fruit, raisin, caramel and chocolate. Taste is very sweet and too much alcohol which kind of overwhelms everything with little roastiness or bitterness. Decent but probably the first Murrays beer I’ve had that I was less than impressed with.