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Brewed by Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
Style: Foreign Stout
Steels Creek, Victoria, Australia

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Just in time for winter, we have brewed a stout in the “Foreign Stout” style. With a pronounced roast barley character, this dark ale features generous palate weight and considerable length.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinhol (274) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014
On tap at brewery roasted malty aroma black as a dogs guys tan head taste us malty roasted very nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (514) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Deep, oily black, brown head, lots of lacing, quite dry, roasty bitterness, espresso coffee, Xmas pudding, full body, heavy texture. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (379) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2013
Deep black with a mocha coloured head that is maintained from pour to finish. Delicious yet subtle aromas of milk chocolate and roasted malt. Flavours of roasted barley, chocolate and coffee. Theres a touch of sweetness in the mid palate which leads to typical foreign stout dryness and a distinct hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is a letdown however with a watery rather than a stouty, stomach filling lusciousness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1451) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a nice frothy tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate dark fruit and bit of nut in the background. Taste continues with roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate with some dark fruit in the background. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly full body, smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced. Very enjoyable stout. Worth checking out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2013
surprisingly awesome- aromas are a little restrained but the taste is excellent. dark roasted malt with a nice malo hit in the mid palate. delicious and great value

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit (356) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
Nice surprise this one, was not expecting this to be such a good stout. Once warmed up a tad the aromas and flavours of dark chocolate and some coffee are pretty strong. Not a amazing stout by any means but still a very good solid effort. Would love to drink this again again.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (585) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2012
What a pleasant enjoyable stout. Coffee and chocolate flavours with a hint of tabaco at the start but all really well balanced and intertwind, one of those beers that makes you look up the brewery and have a look at what else their brewing!

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a dark cola color, lots of ruby coming through the beer. Very small, quarter of an inch, off white, or very light brown head. Some head retention but also quick fading. No carbonation showing at all. S-- Faint traces of coffee and roasted malts. A lot of stewed figs and plumb. Got the figs and plum right after opening the bottle. Granted this has a bit of age on it but like the Belgian type smell to this. T-- Roasted malts, roasted coffee and more figs. Gets very thin very quickly. M-- Gets thin and watery in the middle of palate and then get roasted to almost over extracted coffee in the end. Just a little bit of lactose as well. Bitter coffee finish and bitter coffee aftertaste. Good finish but middle needs some work. D-- Well hidden ABV at 6.2% but this needs some refinement. Like the nose and the finish but the taste and middle get watery and thin quick. Not as good as other Australian types.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davkenn (1) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012 does not count
This stout is a meal in itself. Delicious and fantastic! Highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with an offwhite head. Smells of faint chocolate notes, some mild smoke, roasted malt. Tastes of a medium sweetness, medium bitterness, some coffee, chocolate. Medium bodied, heavy carbonation, oily texture.


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