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

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RATINGS: 84   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2003 For grand ridge, I've kinda come to expect more. This is a reasonable stout, but not the superior quality of most of what this brewery produces. A little insipid. Nice coffee flavours though. RERATE 180703. The previous was written before I had really developed much of a taste for stout. This is actually a fine aussie stout. One of the best, really, in a country not known for producing stout. I don't know if I consider it world class, but it has a lot going for it, if still a bit thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2002
I’m not a big fan of dry stouts. This was ok, big bitter burnt flavours and a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2003 Like it more and more every time i have it. Roasty, vegemitey nose. Very nice soft texture. Nicely bitter and roasty, a bit tarry aswell, it actually manages to cover the palate quite well, despite not having a very thick palate. Dry finish. Real nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2002
Dark malt aroma, almost black with a tan head that imparts some ’creaminess’. Flavour has a fair amount of coffee but is too ’burnt’ tasting with a very bitter aftertaste. Tastes quite like guinness, for those who like that. I wanted to like this but couldn’t.


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