Saturday, 29 September 2012
Murrays Dark Knight (Australia)
Murrays Dark Knight
Murrays Brewing Co
One of the many excellent beers from this Port Stephens boutique brewery. The brewery is now maintained by a former home brewing enthusiast Shawn Sherlock. He actually gave up a PhD in Australian History to make his love of beer his career. The brewery itself was set up by Murray Howe who was inspired during a trip to the U.S in 2004 when he discovered countless craft brewings and decided to come back to Australia and establish a brewery.
Murrays Brewery is definitely worth a visit (if you are ever in the area) and certainly worth the trip up from Sydney to sample some of their many interesting brews.
The Dark Knight is brewed with 6 different malts to create this porter style beer.
A massive roasted coffee malt hit is immediate on the nose. The beer pours with a dark ruby opaque liquid with a quickly disappearing tan head. The beer has a bitter black coffee flavour is first noted with dark chocolate and tobacco. The beer itself is quite flat with a medium body.
The beer is let down slightly by the lack of the life in the bottle although the flavours are great.