Granite Stout, an American Stout by 603 Brewery

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Granite Stout is an American Stout brewed by 603 Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a snifter from a can.


Pours an oily black with a finger-thick head of tan foam that reduces rapidly.


A pleasant aroma offers a scent of mild roast and sugary vanilla.

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Dark malt offers a touch of roast flavor before swiftly shifting to vanilla, lactose, and a dark chocolate that sticks to the back of the tongue. English Fuggle hops offer a slight balance of bitterness. High ABV is masked well.


The mouthfeel is smooth with a medium-heavy body and low carbonation.


If you’re in the mood for a dark beer on the sweet the side, the Granite Stout could be your brew. Although its flavor and feel are more akin to a Milk Stout instead of an American Stout. The palate does become more balanced as the beer warms, but it’s still too sugary for the style.

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