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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Stout
Wellington, New Zealand

bottled
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For those of you who dont know Aro there is a light side and a dark side to the valley. For those of us on the dark side of the street its been a long dark winter. But salvation is nigh. The coming of Spring has brought the first teasing hints that the sun might come again to the Garage.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 5, 2012
I made this assessment based upon a measure poured off tap from Cassels. I waited for it to warm up from the over-cold gas pour and saw that it was black with ruby notes in the dimple of the glass. Aromas came forth of raisin and plum sauce, inedible cherry but still it was too cold. I tasted (said Hemmingway), it was cold and it was like Renaissance Elemental Porter, a beer I LOVE. It had the berry and plum with touches of coffee, red plums and coffee. An understated stout but immediately drinkable until you get to the point where you cant drive, cant speak properly and cant engage third gear on your legs. My best advice is to lower the alcohol. Please?


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (480) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 On tap at the cellar door. Plenty of coffee, chocolate, plum, charcoal. Nice stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodbod (222) - SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Can courtesy of Jo Schmo. Pours just like Guiness - black, with a big persistent creamy/tan head. Nose is dry, bitter, roasty malt, quite intense. Taste is dry, medium bodied, bitter, roasty, and gets a wee bit creamy in the finish. Palate is nigh perfect. Great carbonation. A proper dry stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (1413) - FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle 65cl @ Konttori. Pours black with a beige head. Ash, coffee, rubber in the aroma. High CO2. Malty, roasted, fruits, spices in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9522) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2016
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Aroma is ashy and dry malty, cocoa and coffee notes. Flavor is chocolate and rye, dark roasted malts, coffee bitterness, cocoa. Fluffy palate, dry finish. Good.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14477) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2016
Tap (OlutExpo 2016, Helsinki)
Dark. Rich soyey aroma. Flat palate. Heavy roast, some more soy too. Dark, burnt, and just a bit rough. Alcohol not fully hidden either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (6652) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2016
Sample @Olutexpo 2016. Brown color, thin white head. Malty, spicy, almondy aroma. Flavor has ripe fruits, bready malts, spices, really spicy actually. Long finish. Warming.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
olsvammel (6440) - rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2016
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Spicy smell with liqourice and dark malts. Similar taste. Light body. Sharp roasted bitterness. Rough flavour profil.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoponmate (213) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2016
A truely dark roasted flavor. Delicious vanila hints with a very potent 7% kick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1040) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2016
Can- explodes from the can jet black with a massive though quickly dispersed tan head. Aroma is roast malt, coffee, licorice with a bit of chocolate. Taste is dry roast malt with a hit of coffee. Big dry lingering finish. Lively palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4285) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JUL 27, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Darkest brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty stout notes along with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is nice, lightly roasty, hoppy, some citrus. Medium-bodied for the style with an uncharacteristic crispness. Nice and unique.


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