ComradeK (906) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - Dark brown with good head. Strong toffee and caramel flavours. Nice heavy dark beer without being too heavy. Great winter beer.
hawthorne00 (2211) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jonno (2096) - JAPAN - NOV 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hastey (9) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dervock (403) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Poured a very dark brown, Choc malt aroma. nice roast malt flavour witha slight bitter finsih. Nice creamy body.