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Garage Project Aro Noir

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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Stout
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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For those of you who donít know Aro there is a light side and a dark side to the valley. For those of us on the dark side of the street itís been a long dark winter. But salvation is nigh. The coming of Spring has brought the first teasing hints that the sun might come again to the Garage.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1259) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
500mL bottle. Near black beer, pours a dense beige head. Good nose packed full of tropical fruity & spicy hop, with roasted notes of espresso & dark chocolate in the mix. Full bodied, quite rich, smooth carbonation. Plenty to enjoy on the palate - chocolate malts, solid hop presence, good bitterness on a long finish. Solid beer, surely itís a Black IPA!? Oh well, still good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1045) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a moderate beige head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Milk chocolate, hints of coffee, savoury nutty notes and faint floral hops make up the aroma. Mild spice hops up front give way to black coffee and cocoa in the mid-palate. Nutty notes give the finish a pleasantly savoury feel. This is not the most groundbreaking stout around, but it is pretty enjoyable nevertheless, and quite good on a rainy night.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (51) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
BOTTLE. shared with RW. Black as with small brown head & the aroma of Worcestershire sauce. Taste was faint coffee & just burnt/roasted malts, with a quick & easy finish. Bottle sourced Cellarbrations Capel

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1283) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
East of Everything ontap (17-Jul-2014) Sweet malt herbal aroma.Medium sweet malt herbal flavour.Rounded herbal finish&veg aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMStringer (19) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from regional. Nice art. Not much to report. More subtle than other GP beers I have sampled. A pretty user friendly stout; rich with very low key hints of choc and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (692) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
From a bottle. Pours black with a rich coffee chocolate aroma, super smooth, bitter dark chocolate hints, give it a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rangi (597) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2014
Very nice stout. Coffee and roast but there is a more complex something in there. Some smokiness and red wine like flavours? Was very nice regardless.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - APR 23, 2014
Dark but hints of the past vibrant hops of summer delicately balanced in a warm comforting dark beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (559) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Beervana 2013. Oily black, thick tan head, roasty, burnt grain, bitter coffee, sweet chocolate hiding in there too. medium body, texture a bit thin, dry, bitter finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gazagaz (8) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
very nice stout. Roasted malt aroma. minimal tan head. Light sweet Bitter taste with full body and long finish. A top stout.


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