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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Stout
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Tonybaldeagle's rating

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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (98) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2016
330ml can BB 22/10/2016 Roasted malt aroma. Poured black with tan head. Medium bitterness is followed by roasted finish. The 7% ABV is very apparent at the back. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (121) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2016
330ml Can. Pours a deep black with off white head. Light body with mild malty notes and a slightly sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8284-20160517] Tap. Lightly perfumed floral soaped bread aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Toasted rose petals grains flavour. Medium-full body has an odd tangy finish. Average. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ Smiths, Queenstown, NZ)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wrlangin (133) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2016
330 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours pitch black with tan head. Aroma of hops and coffee. Taste is hops, coffee, and a little pine. Well balanced. I enjoyed this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
2016-05-17. Black body small tan head. 3+ Aroma is mild, very lightly dusty malt has very muted earthy hints. 6+ Flavour is moderately malty, dark malt, whispers of dusty roast, very light tang. Smooth average to light bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, much more mild overall than I expected. 6/3+/6-7/3+/14 On tap at Smithís, Queenstown, NZ.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle at Hopyard, september 4th 2015. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of burned malt, smoke and leather, dried fruit. Taste is light sweet, roasty, with a dry finish. Burned aftertaste with dark fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at The Local Melbourne, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out licorice upfront, along with coffee and cocoa. Flavour is full-bodied, with notes of coffee, a little cocoa and a touch of licorice. Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate. Decent stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 6, 2016
Can. Black, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobbysutts (19) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2016
Pretty happy with this all season stout. Getting malty, liquorice, coffee flavours. Appearance good, super dark with glittery head. All round a good stout, pricey beer for just over the pond. $20. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (267) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 13, 2016
A 330ml can with a best before date of 10th August 2016 and poured into a Moonzen teku glass. It poured a pitch black colour with a big almost three finger dark tan head that stuck around for a while and left nice streaky lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, light char and bittersweet chocolate. Taste starts with a light roast, coffee and light char followed by a bitter espresso and citric finish. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Overall, this was good with nice coffee flavours mixed in with some smoky char and a bitter fruit finish. Light enough to be a stout for all seasons.


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