Murray's Heart of Darkness


Published May 16, 2011

There have been plenty of intriguing beers out of the Murray's stable in recent times, but perhaps none as wacky as this. The beer inspired by Joseph Conrad's novel about the darkness of the human condition combines a Belgian yeast with heaps of chocolate malt and dark sugar in a beastly Imperial Stout. It's an intriguing affair, one in which two vastly different and powerful elements somehow come together without one overpowering the other. Both on the nose and in the mouth the fruity esters and spicy notes of the yeast are very much present, yet so are the ballsy malt flavours. It's a thick, syrupy affair that pours as near to black as makes no difference with a deep tan head, blood red hints and all manner of dark fruits, molasses, high percentage couverture and some roasty flavours in the mix, creating a beer as twisted as Conrad's book.

Belgian Imperial Stout

3443 Nelson Bay Rd
Bobs Farm
NSW 2316

(02) 4982 6411
Open Hours

Cellar door
Mon to Fri: 10am to 5.30pm
Weekends from 10am
Lunch: Open 7 days
Dinner: Friday and Saturday nights in January (bookings essential)


Public tours daily at 2pm. $5 per person. Bookings recommended.
Groups of 20 or more and private tours by appointment.
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