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 (523) - 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.
mkel07 (3920) - 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.
alexanderj (3362) - 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.
Muggus69 (1362) - 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.
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.
gam (3454) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Small dissappearing head,even with light behind a very dark stout.Aroma,choc,vanilla,malt.Flavour a bitter roasted flavour of coffee plus a sweetness on the tongue at the end.There was something bugging me about this when I drank it,I simply think it was at the end of every mouthfull,lack of flavour and watery,very uncomfortable on the stomach.I definately overrated this stout.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Quite ok, although doesn’t come with the kick one might expect from the name. Were I a wearer of hats, my head would have stayed cosy and warm. Some good creaminess and full flavours - coffee and gingernuts.