Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Dry Stout
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
A full flavoured creamy Australian style stout with delicate chocolate and liquorice flavours from the combination of pure malts. It is very easy on the palate with moderate alcohol content. An exceptional cold weather beer served at cellar temperature. Winner of the Champion Beer at the 1997 Australian and International Beer awards, Small Brewery Section and Best Exhibit in Class 34 in 2000. Winner of Australia’s best Stout at the National Festival of beers 2001 for the second time and a long list of International medals continuing to 2011 with 2 medals for both bottled and draught products. Perfect for beef and Hatlifter pie and all stews and casseroles. Also very popular with many Asian dishes.

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Bif (2245) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Served a black color with a bit of red around the edges. Good tan head that faces to nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and some dark fruit. Taste of roasted malt, some coffee and dark chocolate with a bit of nuts in the background. Medium body, smooth and nicely balanced. Just a bit on the sweet side. Nice beer for the style, nothing fancy.

fletchfighters (1529) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
A-- Poured and settled a reddish black color. A little bit of red at the bottom of the glass. Just under one finger in a mocha colored head with sponge like lacing on the sides of the glass. Good head retention and shows medium carbonation. S-- Roasted malts, coffee and some bittering or baking chocolate. Very sweet smelling. First thought was coco puffs. Smells closer to a sweet stout. T-- Very sweet first taste. Still reminds me more of a sweet stout or possibly a milk stout, though not as smooth. Sweet chocolate, roasted malts also in the taste. Just a bit of coffee in the taste. M-- Very sweet. Sugary taste lingers in the mouth and in the finish. A little bit of bittering chocolate and coffee to add something different but quite sweet. Coffee does come out more when at room temperature. Lower medium in carbonation. Not heavy at all. More light and sweet. Just needs milk and it would be coco puffs. D-- Reasonable and workable.

Maris (1514) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 18/7/2012. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Has a slight chocolate malt aroma. Flavour wise, it’s got a good dose of chocolate and caramel malt, with sweetness well balanced against the roasty bitterness. Just a really solid, enjoyable stout. Comes across bigger than 4.9%.

ktc (3) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
Off tap at deja vu, pours black with red amber highlights. Quickly fading white head. Burnt toast and coffee on the nose. Coffee and toast prevailing flavours, but not overwhelming, over notes of soy sauce and malt sweetness. An easy dryness all the way through, very long nice finish of bitterness. Standard stout mouth feel.

jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
330ml Bottle.Lovely chocolate malt aromas.A smooth and creamy stout. Great malt flavours. A good stout.

Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
The beer pours a solid black with a tight tan head. The nose shows some grain and caramel but not too intense. The taste however is a rich combination of chocolate and coffee that finishes with a dry finish. It’s quite well rounded, with little of that really intense bitterness that makes some stouts a bit of a challenge. All round, a very approachable and balanced beer.

gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
pours as black as night with thick coffee aromas. surprisingly fresh hoppy flavour for the style with more of the coffee and caramel finishing very smooth. i will definitely be drinking this again.

Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
Pours totally black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is also roasted malt with notes of coffee, chocolate and licorice. The finish is long and mostly roasty. Not bad.

StuffWine (167) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2012
Poured black with a tan ead, somewhat lasting. Very mild aroma of dark toast with hint of liqourice. Tast of toasted malt and black coffee, nicely blanced and not overpowering. Long dry bitter finish does it credit. Light body and carbonatin, yet slightly creamy on palate. Solid but ordinary. Went down well at the end of a warm evening.

floydian1 (1464) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with faint red hue and a beige head. Nose shows subtle coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla notes on top of the dark roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet with a nice dry finish. Not much hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied palate and easily drinkable.

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