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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A creamy Irish style stout with delicate chocolate and licorice flavours derived from all natural malts. It is very easy on the palate and offers a moderate alcohol content. Winner of the Champion Beer at the 1997 Australian International Beer Awards, Small Brewery Section.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
From the bottle, pours dark with a well formed long lasting tan head. Something is a little strange in the aroma, I think it is an unexpected hop smell when I’m looking for roasty malts. Some nice coffee & chocolate aromas are back there as well; suspect I’d get more if the beer were warmer. Quite dry, this is a medium bodied stout with plenty of nice malts and no significant bitterness. An easy drinking and quite tasty stout at an alcohol content that makes it easy to have a couple.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle - Dark murky brown. Nice tan head. Medium carbonation. Fairly thin bodied for a stout. Roasted malts, black chocolate, coal tar. Medium bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - NOV 22, 2009
Decent Dry stout but won’t blow you away. Nose is roasty and a little off. In the mouth it is chocolate roasty with a short finish. Decent but doesn’t really improve much on the framework set out by guinness. Another wormanlike beer from this company.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Exceptional beer. Aroma has liquorice, raisins, smoke, and coffee. Flavour is long-lasting and mostly sweet; but there is nice bitterness at the end. Silky in the mouth, and medium-bodied. Dark brown colour, with a thin fizzy head.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hastey (9) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2009 does not count
Bottle - I really enjoyed this beer. Nice sweet vanilla malty aroma with tastes of roasted coffee, chocolate and malt. A nice beer from the Gippsland region of Victoria.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, just like a proper stout, with a smallish head. The main notes on the nose are dark chocolate and sourdough rye bread. Initially, there is a mild bitterness, tempered by rich malt and roasted barley. In the mid-section the merest hint of sweet lime reveals itself, before moving onto a wonderfully rich aftertaste, much like a high-quality coffee soft-centre dark chocolate. With a deep, complex flavour, this is a wonderful stout, great for the winter months. Having thus far tried three Grand Ridge brews, I am thoroughly impressed. A great local craft brewery!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours with an average light brown frothy head over a ruby tinged black body. The aroma suggests an alcohol percentage bigger than the stated 4.9%, like a fortified wine, with chocolate, coffee and roasted-burnt notes with clove and dried fruit (dates). A modetaely bitter finish. Well done Grand Ridge-this is a great beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle - Dark brown with good head. Strong toffee and caramel flavours. Nice heavy dark beer without being too heavy. Great winter beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2255) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2010
Pours black, nice finger of tight crema head. Chocolate, coffee, raisins and (oddly) citrus aromas. Body is fairly thin, but perhaps heavier than the ABV would suggest. Carbonated mouthfeel - quite a lot too much. Sweetish fruits and coffee with some burnt malt notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (404) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle - Poured a very dark brown, Choc malt aroma. nice roast malt flavour witha slight bitter finsih. Nice creamy body.


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