Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Stout
Wellington, New Zealand


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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.

Jimthechap's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 5, 2012
I made this assessment based upon a measure poured off tap from Casselís. I waited for it to warm up from the over-cold gas pour and saw that it was black with ruby notes in the dimple of the glass. Aromas came forth of raisin and plum sauce, inedible cherry but still it was too cold. I tasted (said Hemmingway), it was cold and it was like Renaissance Elemental Porter, a beer I LOVE. It had the berry and plum with touches of coffee, red plums and coffee. An understated stout but immediately drinkable until you get to the point where you canít drive, canít speak properly and canít engage third gear on your legs. My best advice is to lower the alcohol. Please?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombutlin (140) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2016
Iím not a big stout fan, but this is a cracker. Simple and perfectly executed without trying to cram a rainbow of flavours in. Coffee, smoke and then more coffee. Ashtray is actually a decent deScription, but in a nostalgic way, remembering those smokey parties back in the day

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (499) - HONG KONG - JAN 10, 2016
Drank with Matt and Christian before lunch with Chingyi. Dark brown-black, beige head with thick bubbles. Smells of roasted malt, bitter coffee, chocolate, faint smokiness, moderate hop. Taste is similar - moderate to heavy burnt malt balanced by significant bitterness, with a more citric finish. Body is light. Not bad, fairly heavy burnt/roast flavour but complemented with some sweetness and bitterness. Body could be thicker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (567) - HONG KONG - JAN 10, 2016
Can from Bottle Shop at home before Malaysia. Light black/brown pour with white/tan fluffy frog eyed head. Aroma is roasted malt and wet coffee and hops. Not bad. Taste follows. Quite bitter - both coffee and some slight fruit hops. Lasting wet (sour?) bitter finish. Nice. Light palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4908) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Had this poured from a 12oz can in hotel room in Hong Kong last night for New Year's Eve. Was hammered and barely remember it - but I think I liked it. Helpful rating here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2772) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2015
At just on cool and into a snifter. Cola black with a touch of deepest brown in the shallows. Tannish tight foam holds for the length and laces well. Twiggy charred bark, burnt and bitter spent coffee beans, damp swamp weeds and topsoil on the nose. Down and out dry Stout on the palate. Chalky, pasty, relatively smooth with a light spritz up front. Medium light bodied. A lot of íburntí going on. Charred wood, burnt sugar and heavily roasted coffee bean make it a bitter ale. Too much edge without balance or harmony. Very dry, mildly astringent and drawing on the saliva glands. A little too harsh for a second glass. Didnít enjoy this one. (33cL can, BB 25/02/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2015
Can from Beer Cartel 151215. This beer is as black as midnight with an aroma of licorice and vanilla. Full flavoured with a long strong finish that fills the mouth with a smooth creamy velvetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2015
Blackish with a decent off white head. Cocoa, ash, roasty aromas, taste is similar with a little espresso bitterness and creamy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (698) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2015
Stupidly over carbonated 5% pour into a wet glass filled it with semi solid head Aroma: lightly floral hop with good mocha App: black from clear dark brown, off white head with huge amount of sudsy lacing Flavour: big mocha and evident bitterness Palate: long mocha and malt finish, thick mouthfeel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5580) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 500ml fra Vinmonopolet Mo i Rana. Svart. Middels hÝyt mokkafarget skum som raskt blir film. Bra aroma av kaffe & lakris. Smaken rÝstet malt med en viss syrlighet. Blir veldig tÝrr etter hvert. Litt bunnfall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheBeer (7) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
tar black with a persistent foamy tan head. Medium-heavy body, medium bitterness with slightly sweet, burnt chocolate flavour and aromas, and a toasty coffee finishing note.

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