MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured a dark brown with opaque highlights and a frothy, light brown head which as mostly diminishing. Aroma was of cappuccino coffee, some burnt malts and a mild nuttiness in the back. Flavor was of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee (white), faint raisins and a smoky/nutty finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry texture, creamy/dry mouthfeel and a good finish.
jonno (2345) - 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 (1979) - 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 (616) - 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.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and nuts. Medium bodied with a smooth and bitter finish.
Muggus69 (1533) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, served chilled. Deep brown body, near opaque, smallish tan collar. Good nose packed full of roasted malt; dark chocolate, espresso, brown sugar, nuts, a burnt woodiness. Medium body, carbonation is relatively low, has a gritty texture, drying roasted quality. Starts with biscuity malt, working its way to heavier roasted nuts, coffee and dark chocolate flavour, finishing with a dry burnt note. Quite a well-flavoured stout.
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of my brother. Poured a dark brown with only a wisp of a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar and coffee. Really surprised with the quality of the flavor. Definitely above average for the style. Roasted malt, coffee and caramel predominate. Tones of brown sugar, earth and nuts. A touch of toffee like sweetness.
mkel07 (4305) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Poured with a small tan head that quickly disappeared. Thick black in colour, almost looked like a glass of cola. Strong burnt coffee aroma. Lingers on the palette and feels thick in the mouth.