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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Stout
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1539) - 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?


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMStringer (9) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
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 (523) - 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 (549) - 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 (60) - - 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 (473) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2013
The head is good, the body black. It smells roasty,coffee, darkmalty. The taste is coffe, roasty, malaromatic, intensiv, nice. Aftertaste, very good! 12/12/13/12/-/12

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle shared by Travlr at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a dark brown color with a dark brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, roast, nuts, anise, chocolate. The taste is chocolate, dark fruits, roast, herbal notes, anise. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Interesting, a bit different.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle from the source. Extremely dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of coffee grounds and milk chocolate. Taste is smooth and roasty cocoa, coffee, bitter finish. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (875) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a jet black with a small tanned head. Sticky lacing left around the glass! Fantastic stuff. Nose has lots of cocoa, roast coffee, licorice, citrus & vanilla. Taste is super smooth. Starts of a little chewy with raisins but the milk chocolate and licorice flavours sooth it out. Nice citrus hop bitterness makes for a sessionable brew. Dry finish on the palate. Good hoppy stout pretty easy going stuff. For a standard stout this is perfect great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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