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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Reddish black with a smallish head. sweet caramel/toffee malt, as with most Grand Ridge brews is strong in the aroma. with slight burnt toast/coffee roasted bitterness. taste is sweeter than most Australian stouts, burnt toast and chocolate bitterness in finish

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2004
smells of molasses and caramel initially but doesn't have the body to follow. Looks suprisingly like coke. Initial flavors are quite sweet and it does have a nice dry finish but there is something funny in there, kind of a biscuity flatness in the middle and it follws into the aftertaste. Shame. The aroma and initial flavor held some promise for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2003
Mild roasty stout with some good, strong caramelly malt flavours, a tad thin on the body, but good and smooth.

1.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
inenigma (10) - sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2003
Crap. Absolutely crap, nothing but honey and vegemite in the taste, tried drowning out the Taste with Mountain Goat, didn't work. Then tried washing out with VB (yuk !!!!), but, couldn't sallow that shit so the honey taste stayed at the back of my throat all fucking night long..... Never fucking again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 lightly honied with dark roasted malt. dark red with nice creamy head. a little watery, lightly bitter dark chocolate. medium/creamy body, finishes lightly roasted malt and fruity hops. a little watery but a nice sweet stout overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (667) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2003
Gentle roast aroma with caramel highlights, a hint of vegemite and herbs. Nice oily black looking. Light caramel (again scotch finger biscuit) flavour with coffee and dark roast malt finishes dry. Found it thinner than I expected but really easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2003
I really rate this stout. It's robust enough but without the high alcohol of Coopers or Cascade. I'll be trying it again next winter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2003
Pours very dark clear brown. Small brown-beige head. Sweet toffee aroma with coffee and roast grains present. Smooth soft medium-thin mouthfeel. Sweet start with a dry bitter roast coffee finish and aftertaste. Not bad stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2003
Pours like an opaque dark brown sump oil and almost as headless. Big golden syrup sweet and roasted malt aroma. Medium thin body, very low carb, medium smoothness mouth feel. Medium to light sweetness and bitter roasted malt and coffee flavours. Softish sweet finish tending to light bitter sweet aftertaste. Didn't get all the yeastiness that others reported in either the aroma or flavour. A bit thin in texture but overall quite pleasant

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
Very little head but that didn't matter cos the taste is what I like, smoooooooth. Vegemite yeasty nose, dry coffee flavours, good colour and nice bitter finish. Cheers!


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