Granite Stout | 603 Brewery

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603 Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 03-22-2013

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Reviews by SawDog505:
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz snifter, bottled on 2/20/14 with an ABV of 8%. Pours a slick black with a 3 inch tan head, that leaves webs of lace behind.

Smell is dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses, leather, tobacco, biscuit, licorice, smoke, and coffee.

Taste follows the nose nicely, lots of dark chocolate, with smoky leather tobacco, and roast vanilla coffee finishing.

Body is medium, nice amount of life, a little dry, and east drinking for its size.

Overall this is a very complex stout, with so many flavors, far from a one trick pony.

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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 alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Tom_the_Sad_Sailor
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

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 puboflyons
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650 ml bottled on 2-20-14. Sampled on June 14, 2014. Happy Flag Day!

The pour is a deep dark brown to practically black. In lower light it looks jet black. Big tan head that slowly dissipates but leaves nice lacing clinging to the glass.

Aroma of roasted dark malts and chocolate milk. Hops are subtle on the nose but wait a minute.

Full body that is also creamy and smooth. Chewable to my heart's content.

The taste begins with a solid dark roasted malt and chocolate character like the nose. Ta-Dah! There are those hops I told you to wait for! Mild to moderate dry bitterness at the end. Lip-smacking delight here.

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of kdivers
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Candia Road.
Pours a solid black with a smallish bubbly tan head that requires a vigorous pour to muster. Aromas of rich creamy chocolate and an earthy roast bite. Light bits of dark fruit and faint earthy hop round out the aroma. Sweet rich chocolate and roast with hints of vanilla fruit and earth. Lingering sweet chocolate a roasted grain bite long after each sip has passed. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a creamy silky smooth mouthfeel. Wow that is a really good milk stout! Rich sweet roasty creamy I might have to throw that one into the rotation.

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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 Jeffreytmoore
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.76/5  rDev -6%

Photo of moarmare
4/5  rDev 0%

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

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Granite Stout from 603 Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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