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%
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.

imaragingbull's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque deep cola brown with smallish light tan head. Aromas of herbal, citrus hops, light chocolate, cream, roast, nutty malt character and toffee. Light medium body, creamy mouthfeel, balanced character, light chocolate, coffee, herbal grassy hop character lingering with a light toasty sweetness, semi sweet through the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patersoi (50) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Malty bouquet. Pours black with clingy head. Upfront malt followed by chocolate and a warm slightly bitter finish. Too malty for a stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (684) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, aniseed, a little roast aroma. Taste is chocolate, cola, coffee, not bad but a little thin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Morboso (110) - ECUADOR - MAR 14, 2015
Lovely promising aroma that doesn’t fail to deliver, no nasties here. High standard maintained from start to finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (494) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
330ml bottle into pint glass. ’Serve at cellar temperature’ OK, I don’t have a cellar but it’s 30 degrees Celsius inside today, so 10 minutes in the freezer. Sweet dark chocolate nose. Totally impenetrable black beer with large solid tan head. Body is surprisingly light, even spritzy on the tongue. Ending with bitter cocoa. Slightly lingering. A bit light on for my taste but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
Thin and sweet, tastes like roasted coffee flavoured coca cola. Pitch black colour and nice aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
From the previous ratings I was expecting a little more from this. The body is quite thin and watery for a stout. The typical chocolate and coffee notes don’t seem to quite translate and the flavour of darkly roasted barley seems predominant. A decent tan head and good carbonation. Slight plum and smokey coffee aroma

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1136) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2013
Poured a dark cola brown colour with mahogany tints. Thin light tan bubbles make up the head. Lacing virtually nil. Aroma of sweet vanilla and a subtle trace of roasted grain. Tasted strongly of roasted grain, had a trace of smokiness and low level bitterness. Light body, a bit watery than I was hoping for. Sweet with a long rough roasted grain finish. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
This beer is ok. I probably won’t be getting it, but if a friend offered it to me I wouldn’t say no either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (995) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Mild nut, fruit and coffee flavours. Pours deep brown with a very thin had. A little thin but still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Performed well at beer club stout night out of a bottle and tap @ the brewery. Black pour with a decent tan head. Fairly subdued aromas of dark chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Delicious creamy mouthfeel with dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, licorice and nuts. Medium bodied and very drinkable. There is a nice bitterness at the end of the beer which lightens it up and makes you want a second. Great Australian style stout. 

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