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


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 18/7/2012. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Has a slight chocolate malt aroma. Flavour wise, it’s got a good dose of chocolate and caramel malt, with sweetness well balanced against the roasty bitterness. Just a really solid, enjoyable stout. Comes across bigger than 4.9%.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ktc (3) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
Off tap at deja vu, pours black with red amber highlights. Quickly fading white head. Burnt toast and coffee on the nose. Coffee and toast prevailing flavours, but not overwhelming, over notes of soy sauce and malt sweetness. An easy dryness all the way through, very long nice finish of bitterness. Standard stout mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
330ml Bottle.Lovely chocolate malt aromas.A smooth and creamy stout. Great malt flavours. A good stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (748) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
The beer pours a solid black with a tight tan head. The nose shows some grain and caramel but not too intense. The taste however is a rich combination of chocolate and coffee that finishes with a dry finish. It’s quite well rounded, with little of that really intense bitterness that makes some stouts a bit of a challenge. All round, a very approachable and balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
pours as black as night with thick coffee aromas. surprisingly fresh hoppy flavour for the style with more of the coffee and caramel finishing very smooth. i will definitely be drinking this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
Pours totally black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is also roasted malt with notes of coffee, chocolate and licorice. The finish is long and mostly roasty. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StuffWine (138) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2012
Poured black with a tan ead, somewhat lasting. Very mild aroma of dark toast with hint of liqourice. Tast of toasted malt and black coffee, nicely blanced and not overpowering. Long dry bitter finish does it credit. Light body and carbonatin, yet slightly creamy on palate. Solid but ordinary. Went down well at the end of a warm evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1301) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with faint red hue and a beige head. Nose shows subtle coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla notes on top of the dark roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet with a nice dry finish. Not much hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied palate and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with red hues and little to no head. Roasted malts wrapped in light cocoa powder with a touch of pepper. Some piney and woody notes too. Lightly roasted spice and charred chocolate tones in the taste with a very light smokiness cutting through. A touch of sweet vanilla makes itself known. Pleasantly surprised with this one. Labels play a small part in which beers I choose to drink and the label doesn’t do much for me but the beer has definitely made me happy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crispi (107) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
pours dark brown, with tan head. very carbonated, but leaves a lot of lace. not much mouthfeel - too carbonated. taste of smoked malt.

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