Tuesday night, fancy a beer? Beer reviews below....

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Murrays Dark Knight (Australia)

Murrays Dark Knight
Murrays Brewing Co
4.5% ABV

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.

Scores: -

Aroma 7.5/10
Appearance 4/5
Taste 8/10
Palate 3/5
Overall 15/20

Total 75%

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