185. Wild Thing Imperial Stout

Posted: June 19, 2013 in Australian lager, Stout
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Wild Thing Imperial Stout - BOTTLEWild Thing Imperial Stout

Company info:
Murray’s Craft Brewing Co
Bobs Farm, N.S.W


Alcohol: 10%
Standard drinks: 2.6

Cap type: Non-twist

Cost: I picked this up for $TBC AU

Label info: ‘Wild by name, wild by nature. Black from head to toe with dominant hints of strong dark chocolate and a little bit rummy fruitiness. Aggressive hop bitterness matched to a rounded, silky body and mouthfeel, Wild Thing Imperial Stout is a feast for all the senses. Purrfect with the darkest of chocolate. Thankyou for supporting slow beer’

What the label really means: Bring on the wildlife.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Once again Murray’s prove that they are well ahead of the game in beer label design. First glance and the label just screams brilliance. It’s sharp, it’s smooth, it’s sophisticated, it’s sexy, it’s saucy. In the middle of the glass stands a thing lady dressed in a latex or rubber cat suit. A whip drapes from her left hand. It’s either a BDSM dame, or it’s Catwoman. The colours are all shades of grey, and it works a treat. The whole design just works and there isn’t a single element that is out of place. Brilliant.

I give it a label rating of 9 out of 10.

AROMA:  Malty, rich, and deep.

Taste: GLASS – Syrup-like in texture and mouth feel, this is a super-smooth brew with a noticeable, and enjoyable, back of mouth espresso bitterness. It’s very rich, very complex in flavour with strong malty, molasses flavours. This is one hearty beer to be sampled, savoured, enjoyed.Wild Thing Imperial Stout - GLASS

I give it a beer from glass rating of 7.5 out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE  Drinking Wild Thing from the bottle is certainly enticing given the beautiful label. However, the syrupy texture becomes a little over-bearing. There’s no room for it to breathe! It’s still good, and it’s still very obvious this is a well-crafted beer, but I am going back to the glass to finish this.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 7 out of 10.

Accompanying food: A chunky steak and kidney pie would work with this!

Best season to appreciate: Definitely a by the fireplace Winter brew.

All-nighter beer? It’s not really a session beer (and not because of the barely noticeable high-alcohol content of 10%!) for me…it’s just a bit too intense in flavour to last more than three or four.


  1. radiosnivins says:

    Wild Thing isn’t available down here, which is a shame because I’m a big fan of high fooze Imperial stouts. I love ’em, and I’m a staunch anti-monarchist. I can think of no better way to spend an evening than nursing a few bottles of the stuff whilst pondering life’s perplexities, such as why Simon the Likeable worked for Kaos when he could’ve been seducing women. Nine out of ten.


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