apcandrew (47) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours dark black with a dark tan head. Aroma of honey, chocolate and malt. Taste chocolate and malt. Enjoyable. fletchfighters (1539) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured black, almost ink black. Dark one finger brown sugar head that slowly faded away. Just a touch over film when it finished settling. Really good head retention to this when swirling. Imposing looking beer.
S-- Dark and thick. Dark chocolate, coffee and sugar. Very straightforward.
T-- Coffee, baking chocolate and more chocolate. Once again very straightforward.
M-- Thick and rich but and a bit of acidic coffee finish. Lots of bitter chocolate and coffee but at times gets a little thin. It works well though. Do get the occasional vanilla flash. Think it is still developing though. ABV is very well hidden. Low carbonation and heavy feel. Finishes a bit dry.
O-- Real good RIS. Best to age it though BrewBandit56 (17) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2012
330ml bottle. Mane liquor. Everything that I would ever want in an imperial stout! Nothing I write is going to do it justice, if ur a self confessed beer geek give it a run and you won’t be disappointed!! Gramoit (491) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Excellent beer. Pours jet black with thick very dark tanned chocolate head. Intense dark chocolate and roasted malts aroma. Taste buds worked over time with this one, Loads of chocolate and coffee but with a nice hoppy finish. Full Bodied with the alcohol hidden well this is a another ripper from Murrays. pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 Re-rate: After my first try I was so impressed. However, the past x3 (x1 tap at murray’s x 2 bottle) drinks have been less than impressive. It is let down by a lack of complexity. You are teased for the first moments the beer is in your mouth, then it disappears. I need more body in my RIS. Still the best stout in Australia.
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2012
0.33 l bottle from GBBF 2011. Black color. Sweet and roasty salty licorice aroma with coffee. Sweet and roasty flavor with raisins, licorice, coffee, dark sugar and bitter chocolate. Full body. Good solid imperial stout. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours pitch black with a great diminishing creamy brown head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, roasted, dark fruits, soy, coffee, fruity and bready. Flavor is velvety fullbodied, roasted, slightly sweet and malty in front, more bitter fruity and coffee in middle and bittering getting stronger and pungent towards the end. Finishes bitter malty coffee and fruity. GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 20, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Saboreada en abr´12. Color negro profundo y tintes marrón oscuro a contraluz. Capa persistente, de burbuja pequeña y tono bronceado. Maltas dulces y tostadas, frutos oscuros maduros y matices de chocolate tanto en sabor como aroma. Amargor oleíco de lúpulo en el intermedio. Paladar sedoso. Cuerpo pleno y gentil carbonatación. El amargor, suavizado por notas de chocolate, fluye como un rio subterráneo a través de una montaña viscosa y malteada y permanece hasta el final con un sutil toque ácido/afrutado. Retrogusto afrutado ligero. ¡10% ABV! ¿ a quién le preocupa?. ¡ Buen trabajo, Australianos!
330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on apr´12.Pitch black in color, very dark brown to the light. Lasting, small bubbled, tan head. Toasted sweet malts, ripe dark fruits, hints of chocolate, both in flavors & aromas. Oily hoppy bitterness is shown in the middle. Silky palate. Full body, soft carbonation. Bitterness, softened by choco notes, flows as an underground river through an smooth viscous malty mountain & lingers into the end with subtle acidic fruit touch. Slightly fruity aftertaste. 10% ABV! Who cares?...Good job Aussies!!!
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
A well balanced stout. High in hop aroma with a good malt profile. A great beer to sip on a cold wet night, with the 10% alcohol hit.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2012
Pours totally black with a very brown head. Aroma is quite roasty with some chocolate and coffee with hints of dark fruit. Taste is also quite roasty with plenty of chocolate, coffee with dark fruit and woody notes leading to a dry finish. Amazing stuff. One of the best beers in Australia and, for me, cementing Murray’s as Australia’s best brewery.