Granite Stout | 603 Brewery

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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
603 Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
603brewery.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 03-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.75%
 
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of 2ellas
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.1/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a fairly dark brown almost black color with a finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a decent pace. Lace tries to stick but slides for the most part. The aroma had a nice blend of sweet milk and dark chocolate malts, straight up front with a nice creamy sort of lactose thing going on. Hints of maltballs in the background. The flavor is totally straight up pure sweet taking the milk chocolate to the dark chocolate and really letting the lactose continue on in it’s sweetness. Super sweet chocolate aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it due to the sweetness of this beer. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good as the brewer projected. Overall, sweet stout, damn right it is and I might as well take an insulin shot after drinking this. And I thought Southern Tier’s mocha stout was excessively sweet, wouldn’t mind a taste test between that and this if I ever tried this one again.

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Photo of BeerMeister8
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexk1130
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jschwamb
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaycar06
4.81/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tekstr1der
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oddly, as a devout citizen of this great granite state, I regularly pass by this offering. Well, that was a mistake. This seems more a milk stout (my favorite style) than irish dry. Pours very dark with thin, disappearing tan foam. Aroma is nearly perfect to me, with big notes of chocolate and lactose sweetness amongst the roast. I say almost, because at only 8%, there is some alcohol in the nose. Flavors follow similarly - my preferred style leaning toward the sweetness. Very smooth mouthfeel, and pleasant finish. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of TJD77
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hardysf
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice easy to get stout. Pretty sure the price was nice too. Bomber format picked up from trip to get ne hops.

Pours dark with nice head and nice lacing. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and maybe some milk sugars(nailed it. Read the bottle and this is brewed with lactose).

Flavor is pretty good. Very chocolate forward. Fudgy. Bitterness is good too. Nice easy drinker.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Green Elephant. Dark black, no head.
Chocolate/roasted malt aroma.
The taste expanded greatly on the aroma. Chocolate, tobacco, a little coffee.
Medium-bodied, creamy smooth.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Brewed on date of 8/21/15 and consumed on 10/10/15. Nice dark brown with decent think khaki colored foam head. Slight lacing and the aroma of some chocolate rises from the glass but a sort of sweetness seems to over power it. Bitter sweet chocolate milk flavor and roasted malts make up the taste. Quite creamy and smooth on the palate and very drinkable. I found myself really digging this stout; more than I thought I would. Nicely done!

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent beige head. The liquid is deep, dark brown where no light shines through. Nice blanket of lace initially on the glass. The bubbles do settle to the rim before midway through.

Lots of dark chocolate and candy-like malt to the nose.

The flavor is of cream and semi-sweet chocolate. Chewy body but with good carbonation. Like many stouts, there's a bit of berry in the swallow. The aftertaste is more chocolate. I don't get any black patent malt bitterness, no coffee. Leans toward the sweet.

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Photo of CraigMack61
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lou50rp
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rideguy64
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadlyFire85
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DukeCola
4.82/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass out of a keg. Very little head, I almost thought it was flat. Wow was I mistaken. Smooth, sweet, creamy, goes down easy with no aftertaste. I'm a stout fan, and this quickly became my all time favorite. I've also had it out of the bottle, it pours exactly the same as from the tap. Chocolate coffee hints. Nice malt flavor but so smooth. 8% was noticeable. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Nelli769
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mklisz
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skrewyou82
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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Granite Stout from 603 Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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