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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Stout
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For those of you who don’t 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 it’s 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.


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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1595) - NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
Botte shared with JMD at HNB 29.04.15. Black. Foamy, dense and persistent pale brown head and lacing. Aroma of black coffee and black malt. Even better taste, balanced with good bitterness and roasted wood. Quite dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3226) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
Kveldens siste flaske (0,65) på Holmens tappekveld: brunsvart med eksemplarisk skum. Nydelig aroma og smak av røstet malt, mørk kaffe og ditto sjokolade. Den mørke sjokoladen overtar og blander seg elegant med mørke bær i slutten og særlig i ettersmaken. Allikevel tørr som en god stout skal være.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3320) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2015
65cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian, thanks a lot. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasty aroma with bitter chocolate, hints of coffee and dark fruits. Medium sweet with lovely roasty flavours and a quite bitter finish. Tasty and quite delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (3701) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet, on order ( bu). Pitch black color, good offwhite/ brownish foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity; roasted aromas, leather, coffee, some autum leaves and light notes of hops. Full body & high complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1385) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at home. The colour is pitch black with a nice looking, creamy, beige head. Roasted aroma with coffee, dark chocolate and nougat. A little careful maybe. The flavour has more roasted tones of ash, leather and dark chocolate. Has a soft and light mouth feel, and a pretty heavy bitterness level. Has a decent aroma but a surprisingly light taste with lots of bitterness. For that it feels a bit unbalanced, and I miss more malty richness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1087) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
22oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of beige head. Medium hoppiness and lots of roasted malt.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2015
Tasted in 650ml bottle. Holds the head well, looks fantastic in the glass. Understated coffee bean, chocolate malt aromas from the glass with a hint of liquorice which all follows through on the palate. Extremely smooth and easy drinking, tasted this stout in the middle of New Zealand summer and still thoroughly enjoyable. Great length and depth to the back palate, well balanced and in all, a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2212) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Easy going stout. Toasty chocolate. A bit bittersweet. Not out of the ordinary but solid. Lightly bittersweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015

Bottle 650ml.

[ As Garage Project Aro Noir ].
ABV: 7.0%. Clear dark black - red brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, charcoal, smoke - leather - wood notes, wood notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, burnt, dark roasted, charcoal, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141220]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2212) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours quite dark, black in glass, with a big tanned head. Smell of coffee, some chocolate, hints of roast, toast and soil. Light to moderate sweet, distinct toast and burnt malts up front, coffee and roast next, then a quite dry mouthfeels that leads to a earthy medium bitter finish. Coffee rocks the tail. A quite nice stout


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