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Mountain Goat Surefoot Stout

Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: Stout
Richmond, Victoria, Australia


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Surefoot Stout is back for 2010 and is a robust, malt-driven ale combining four Australian and imported malts plus flaked barley for a rich mouthfeel. This is a sweet stout, not the traditional dry, Irish stout we all know. We use English East Kent Goldings hops to balance the burnt roasty malt characters. Overall, it’s chocolately, espresso – but rich and full, 5% alc/vol. If you’re lucky, you may even catch Stout in Randy with coffee beans – beer and coffee – what’s not to love?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1566) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours black with an off white head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, licorice and coffee. Taste is roasty leading to little thin finish. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1173) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 11, 2015
375ml tinnie with BB of 7/5/16. Almost complete black (slight red-brown hue) with a medium sized creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, and faint coffeebeans. Flavour is fullish sweetness with a mild dryness to the finish. Palate is medium bodied and malty. Quite sweet for a stout but not too sickly and quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1153) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
From a 375ml can on 9/7/2015 (ABV listed as 5%, no reference to Rare Breed). Pours dark brown with a medium head. Has a mild nose of coffee and chocolate. In the mouth, there’s light roasted malt, cocoa, chocolate, coffee and vanilla, with a moderate bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A decent sweetish stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
Should no longer be surprised by beer in can. Great aroma. Burnt coffee. Bit of smoke in taste before coffee and chocolate kicks in. This isn't an in your face stout. For the middle of the road travellers. 5.0%. 385ml. 1.5std drks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (657) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2015
From 330 ml can. Pours a fairly solid black with some reddish highlights and a small cream coloured head. Aromas of chocolate, raisins, plums and a little coffee. Taste starts off with some dark fruit before a roasted coffee bitterness in the mid-palate overlaid by a fresh liquorice note. Smooth chocolate and more liquorice at the end. Fairly light bodied for the style but very easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2015
New cans. A little coffee and chocolate but way too thin and watery with no length. A little disappointed in this but maybe we don’t understand it’s role. Good choice for entry level stout. Perhaps produced for more of a session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Slaxo (4) - - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
Can. Clear dark red. Light caramel coffee aroma, thin, dry but slightly sweet butter finish. Overall like a stout cut with soda water, never again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
Can from Mane Liquor. Not much to say about this besides the fact it is a damn solid stout which comes in a can! Canned stout, yes please

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dervock (616) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
Can - pour deep dark red with a short lived tan head. Roast malt, some chocolate. Slightly sweet upfront with a roast malt dry finish. Palate is on the thin side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (998) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2015
From a can. Big roasted aroma and lingering bitterness like a good stout should, great stuff.

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