Brewed by Murray’s Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Why would our business deliberately produce something that most people won’t like? Isn’t the whole purpose of being in business to sell as much of your products and services as you can to make money? At Murray’s our passion is about our beer. What interests us and a lot of our supporters is pushing the boundaries of what great craft beer can be. Shawn’s fault is an out-there beer! Freestyle brewing at its extreme. If you like big flavours and something a bit different, you’ll love Shawn’s Fault. And if you don’t – then it’s Shawn’s fault! This is not a beer for low-carb, no flavour fans. Inspired by reading about an American craft brewery’s India Black Ale, this is a full flavoured IPA brewed using dark malts. The result is a great blend of big hop flavour and aroma with the strong dark chocolate, almost coffee-like flavours from chocolate and black patent malts used. The naming of this beer is really a joke with no pun intended. And if you really hate the beer, don’t blame Shawn. Blame Murray!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43040) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light breadish. Fruity, dark malty and solid hoppy. Bitter, fruity and light peachy. Smooth fruity and light citrusy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36411) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of smoke, caramel, over ripe fruits, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, caramel, and chocolate, leading to a dry caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (27245) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted and hoppy aroma of caramel, liquorice and grass. Roasted and hoppy flavour of grass with notes of liquorice. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a clear reddish brown with a beige head. Heavy licorice aroma with a hoppy edge. Medium body, licorice, roast and a solid if somewhat rough hopping. Bitter and roasty finish. 140212

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16948) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Medium brown reddish highlights. Toasty, lightly citrusy notes. Sweet and a bit tarry, needs a hop flavour boost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear deep dark red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, bitter ryebread, light chocolate, ok hoppy, red berries, light tobacco, notes, wooden notes, light sweet malty, cocoa. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
cloudy dark brown, smooth light brown head. aroma is malty, flowery, hoppy,quite strong, the malty side of the aroma is quite complex with notes of roasted stuff, chocolate etc. flavor is malty, hoppy, flowery, roasted malts, okay dark ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (10045) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Described as an "India Black Ale" at 7.5% ABV.
Clear very dark reddish brown to black color, light brown head. Hoppy, citrus, fruity, solvents, malty, roasted, nettles taste. Fruity, alcohol, hoppy aftertaste. Smooth, rich mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Noticeable alcohol. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, spicy scent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5676) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2011
330ml bottle at Murrays Manly. Strong black colour with a a coffee and dark chocolate aroma that leads into the flavour which is great. Full bodied and definetley not Shawn’s fault.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours clear dark ruby brown with a nice tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, toasted, molassis, a bit sweet, fruity and bready. Flavor is pungent, peppery, roasted, malty, fruity, has a slight sweetness and is kick-ass bitter. Finishes longlived roasted and bitter. Right in my alley, excellent.

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