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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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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2009
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3299) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1145) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2008
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2008
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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2008
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2007
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisTurner (206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2007
Bottle -- Intense dark red with medium carbonation. Large frothy tan head with little retention. Lots of lacing. Aroma is bitter dark chocoalte with a touch of coffee and roasted warm woodiness. The palate is a little more watery than I was expecting, but still quite round. Up front the flavour is smoky but has a certan thin bitterness in the middle. A perfectly serviceable stout but a little lacking in pazzaz.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madquacker (1030) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2007
Why do we keep rating attempts at stout higher than other beers? Is it because they are more complex and robust. Anyway this was just another stout to me. Caramel and licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
Almost black appearance, thin head, delicous honey coffee aromas. Almost too perfect in the mouth; smooth balanced hop bitterness and sweetness. Jeez I rate this, but what could be the down side? Perhaps a low Alc%, maybe more bite in the mouth, too ’easy-drinking’ for a stout.


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