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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (737) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (651) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3063) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Black (obviously) with not much head retention and bubbles forming on the side of the glass like a soft drink. Aroma quite grainy and roasty. Roasty, coffee flavours and fairly bitter but lacking malt presence. Very thin body and quite fizzy (not good in a stout.) I have never really liked this beer but there’s a lot worse.
RR: Pretty nice on a cold night. Great head retention, and certainly very well-balanced with all the requisite stouty characters. I’d like more of everything but I guess that’s not really the point of the style. Would probably rate it 3.2 or something but I’ll leave the score for the moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2003
A very porterish nose and good colour in the pour. The taste is good too but it is a bit thin. It is a good effort but not exceptional.

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