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


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RATINGS: 86   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (523) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3920) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3362) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1362) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3454) - 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.

   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.

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