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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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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Exceptional beer. Aroma has liquorice, raisins, smoke, and coffee. Flavour is long-lasting and mostly sweet; but there is nice bitterness at the end. Silky in the mouth, and medium-bodied. Dark brown colour, with a thin fizzy head.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, just like a proper stout, with a smallish head. The main notes on the nose are dark chocolate and sourdough rye bread. Initially, there is a mild bitterness, tempered by rich malt and roasted barley. In the mid-section the merest hint of sweet lime reveals itself, before moving onto a wonderfully rich aftertaste, much like a high-quality coffee soft-centre dark chocolate. With a deep, complex flavour, this is a wonderful stout, great for the winter months. Having thus far tried three Grand Ridge brews, I am thoroughly impressed. A great local craft brewery!

4.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
I was a bit doubtful as to what this stout would be like, I was expecting a bit too dry, a bit over board on the hops, but it turned out that I was pleasantly surprised. But first from the start, the colour was very dark, yet very bright, with a deep mahogany tint to the light, atop sat a creamy tan head that lasted the whole way, and left lace all the way down. The texture was very smooth and well balanced, it was malty, but not overly dominant, it is well balanced by the hops, yet they too don’t dominant. It’s not very complex, but it’s not to simple either, most certainly one of their better beers, hey I’d be happy to have another.

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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
Tap at the White Horse Pub, London. Pours opaque, brown-red with a soft, foamy white head. Roasted malt, brown sugar aroma. Sweet flavor with dark malts, brown sugar, light smoke and modest char. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Has a sweet, roasted malt finish with notes of caramel and mocha. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
pours as black as night with thick coffee aromas. surprisingly fresh hoppy flavour for the style with more of the coffee and caramel finishing very smooth. i will definitely be drinking this again.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (499) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2010
Very dark brown. Aromas of rye bread, smokey oak, roasted malt & raisins with a distant hint of liquorice. Smooth medium body and hops that dont dominate. Pretty good.


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