Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Scotch Ale
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Extra strong pure malt beer in the style of scotch ale or barley wine. Brewed from a wort having an original gravity of 1080. A true connoisseurís beer, best sipped after dinner not too cold. Expect deep, warm and rich malt flavours. The winner of highest scoring dark ale at the Australian and International Beer Awards 2001 and also a previous winner of Australiaís best Dark Ale at The National Festival of Beers. Winner of the Premiers trophy for best Victorian beer in 2002 and also Worlds Best Specialty Beer at the 2002 Australian and International beer awards along with years of International medals. Enjoy with a lover and chocolates of the highest calibre. Gold medalist 2004. Dual Silver medalist 2005 and more in 2006-2011 with 2 medals in 2011 for both bottled and draught products. Think sticky date pudding, mud cake, oysters or reduce and pour over rich vanilla ice cream.

shaunfield's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - SEP 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Not a bad tasting beer. Pretty nice flavour and nice taste that is left in your mouth afterwards. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13588) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
KRS 101015. shared by Bergstaden. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is alcohol , malt, hop, caramel, bread, dried fruits, raisin. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle, shared by bergstaden. Brown in color, unclear and with a small, dense, dark beige head. Itís lightly oxidized, with some alcohol and quite a lot of toffee and caramel sauce. Some dark dried fruits too. Itís full-bodied and lightly warming on the palate, with a low and pleasant carbonation level. Some pleasant bitterness too. Lasting finish. A bit heavy on the bitterness, but sure a fine and tasteful one. 151010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, some dried fruits, bread , figs and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, raisins, bread and warming alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, cocoa, alcohol, dried fruits and chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, sweet, malty, dried fruity, caramel and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theodopilos (68) - - JUL 26, 2015
Iíve walked past this beer for years on the dan murphys shelves, so I thought Iíll buy one and give it a go. Poured the beer into a snifter glass, roasted aromas of coffee, chestnuts and chocolate, flavours to match, perfect beer on a mild Brisbane winter evening

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidAust (145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
Oh yeah! Great beer if you like malt and sweetness. Great example of this kind of ale - in fact best of style I have had the privilege to try. Will be purchasing again. But only in Winter :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rectacrab (4) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Amazing beer. Complex sweet and rich flavour, long finish, absolutely delicious. Only down side is that it is expensive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2014
It pours dark hazy brown, thin head that lightly retains. It has a strong aroma, sweet, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup. It has a sweet, syrup taste, quite strong bitterness with a long bitter finish, fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magpieken (129) - - JUL 28, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a mid brown colour with a hint of ruby. Dense beige head which gradually settled and left lace rings down the glass. Aroma of prunes, molasses and burnt malt. Quite a sweet taste which develops into a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and a gentle alcoholic warmth. OK but a little too syrupy for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
330ml bottle, pours dark red, with light head retention. Big malty aroma that follows through onto the palate, with a big sweet finish.

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