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Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Dry Stout
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full flavoured creamy Australian style stout with delicate chocolate and liquorice flavours from the combination of pure malts. It is very easy on the palate with moderate alcohol content. An exceptional cold weather beer served at cellar temperature. Winner of the Champion Beer at the 1997 Australian and International Beer awards, Small Brewery Section and Best Exhibit in Class 34 in 2000. Winner of Australia’s best Stout at the National Festival of beers 2001 for the second time and a long list of International medals continuing to 2011 with 2 medals for both bottled and draught products. Perfect for beef and Hatlifter pie and all stews and casseroles. Also very popular with many Asian dishes.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
This beer is ok. I probably won’t be getting it, but if a friend offered it to me I wouldn’t say no either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1528) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Mild nut, fruit and coffee flavours. Pours deep brown with a very thin had. A little thin but still a very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Performed well at beer club stout night out of a bottle and tap @ the brewery. Black pour with a decent tan head. Fairly subdued aromas of dark chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Delicious creamy mouthfeel with dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, licorice and nuts. Medium bodied and very drinkable. There is a nice bitterness at the end of the beer which lightens it up and makes you want a second. Great Australian style stout. 

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger of off white head that fades quickly. Nose is coffee forward, with some plum, raisin and rum. Taste has a subtle hop bitterness, some caramel sweetness on the mid palate and a reasonably dry, bitter finish with coffee, plum and great smoky note. Body is medium, but it’s let down with a slightly watery mouthfeel on the finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque deep cola brown with smallish light tan head. Aromas of herbal, citrus hops, light chocolate, cream, roast, nutty malt character and toffee. Light medium body, creamy mouthfeel, balanced character, light chocolate, coffee, herbal grassy hop character lingering with a light toasty sweetness, semi sweet through the finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours dark cola colour with very thin head. Roasted barley immediately hits the nose, followed by chocolate and hints of coffee. Thinner bodied than most stouts, similar to a porter. Starts off a little sweet on the tongue, but has a bitter finish. This one is pleasant, but not special.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cantabrian (984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
Another disappointment. Worst-looking stout ever. Muddy brown, with hardly any head, it could have been filled from a flooded Berrys Creek. Aromas are chocolate and hazelnut, not bad, but not enticing either. Flavours go all over the place, with chocolates, coffee, nutella, smokiness and the muddy, gritty texture. And it’s watery muddy. There’s no full body or creaminess there. No good. The aftertaste just told me that this was a mistake. There’s better stout on the store.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. [thanks bluebetty]
Deep brown, bordering on black. Small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is mild sweet, quite a bit of tartish berry, roasted malts, light chocolate. Medium, quite prickly carbonation, dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet at first, chocolate, softly fruity, then turns roasted and dry. Nice malty bitter finish where it almost feels a bit smoky. Shame that the prickliness of the carbonation kinda limits the experience.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (306) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2012
There’s a lovely roasty aroma of chocolate, coffee, biscuits and a little liqueur. The taste is more hoppy than expected, with some grapefruit under the taste of coffee beans and smoke. Pleasant, but not a ripper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (2003) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Served a black color with a bit of red around the edges. Good tan head that faces to nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and some dark fruit. Taste of roasted malt, some coffee and dark chocolate with a bit of nuts in the background. Medium body, smooth and nicely balanced. Just a bit on the sweet side. Nice beer for the style, nothing fancy.


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