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 Australias 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2004
Bottle: Poured black to very dark brown (very dark red under lights) with a thick off-white head that lasted the glass and laced all the way. A very interesting nutty chocolate aroma with some caramel notes in the background. Flavour was caramel biscuits, chocolate, and light grainy coffee. Medium bitterness. I found it a little presence and was just a bit too watery on the palate. Otherwise a very nice stout indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (863) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2004
nice well balanced stout, chocolate and coffe aromas and a hefty dose of burnt toffee and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2004
Dark brown colour. Roasted aroma of coffee and soysauce. Alcoholic flavour with tones of coffee and decent bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Bottled, thanks duff! Dark brown, rich head. Chocolate aroma. Sweetish and fairly light bodied with mild, soft mouthfeel mand notes of coffee. Salty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Reddish black with a smallish head. sweet caramel/toffee malt, as with most Grand Ridge brews is strong in the aroma. with slight burnt toast/coffee roasted bitterness. taste is sweeter than most Australian stouts, burnt toast and chocolate bitterness in finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2004
smells of molasses and caramel initially but doesn't have the body to follow. Looks suprisingly like coke. Initial flavors are quite sweet and it does have a nice dry finish but there is something funny in there, kind of a biscuity flatness in the middle and it follws into the aftertaste. Shame. The aroma and initial flavor held some promise for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2003
Mild roasty stout with some good, strong caramelly malt flavours, a tad thin on the body, but good and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
inenigma (10) - sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2003
Crap. Absolutely crap, nothing but honey and vegemite in the taste, tried drowning out the Taste with Mountain Goat, didn't work. Then tried washing out with VB (yuk !!!!), but, couldn't sallow that shit so the honey taste stayed at the back of my throat all fucking night long..... Never fucking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trogdor (197) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 lightly honied with dark roasted malt. dark red with nice creamy head. a little watery, lightly bitter dark chocolate. medium/creamy body, finishes lightly roasted malt and fruity hops. a little watery but a nice sweet stout overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (742) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2003
Gentle roast aroma with caramel highlights, a hint of vegemite and herbs. Nice oily black looking. Light caramel (again scotch finger biscuit) flavour with coffee and dark roast malt finishes dry. Found it thinner than I expected but really easy to drink.

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