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Brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company
Style: Dry Stout
Sydney, Australia

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
’SPACE BEER’
A dry Irish style stout, presenting almost black, bearing a generous tan head. The aroma profile is of coffee, chocolate and caramel malts. These are matched on the pallet with a full bodied, smooth finish and a balancing bitterness. Currently being tested to become the first certified ‘space beer’ in the world! More Info on Vostok at http://www.4pinesbeer.com.au/vostok .


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4563) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle bought in Brisbane, August 2014. Black with a small tan head. A bit sweet with roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. The finish was dry and with some bitterness. A soft and east to drink one. A good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (68) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
Very dark, small tan head quickly disappears. very rich dark coffee chocolate roast aromas. Similar rich burnt malt, coffee flavours. Moderately bitter finish. A bit of carbonation, thin body. A lot of flavour here - nice one! [note to self - I remember Coopers best extra stout as being quite similar]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
330ml bottle. Poured a ruddy dark brown with a large, dense and mostly lasting orange-hued mid-brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and dark, dried fruits. Flavours of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts balanced by a dark fruit tang all with a bitter ashiness towards the finish. Medium-ish body with medium, drying carbonation and an enduring malt-bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaB02 (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Pretty solid India black ale. A little thin wit the roasted malts and even the hops are a little subdued but it works. Full mouth feel with no nasty lingering flavours. One if the best black IPAs I've tried so far

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (892) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
BB 3/FEB/15. Poured an opaque black with a mahogany edge tint. Had a 5mm light tan foamy head that retained poorly and laced OK. Carbonation low. Aroma slightly of roasted grain, a trace earthy and with slight sweetness; a bit ordinary. Aroma strongly of roasted grain, a trace of smoke, a hint of sweetness, and slight bitterness; good flavour. Medium body, a bit thin for a stout. Dry with slight sweetness, slight smoke, and roasted grain bitterness on finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Pretty good. Perfect for a cloudy, dark and cold day. A bit nutty... Dark fruits. Medium body

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazymorton (19) - - APR 19, 2014
coffee, roasty, chocolate, earthy, basement aromas, smoke, black, cloudy, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, I am a stout fan, this one ticks many boxes for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyhennessy (289) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Very sweet aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and slight fruity sweetness that was unexpected. There is nice level of carbonation that has nice mouthfeel. Flavour also has some roasted nuts, malt and dark cocoa. Some excellent complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. This was a bit over carbonated, which is strange given it’s space credentials, so I may have had a dud. Flavour was quite nice, so I’ll have to try again.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014
I really like this beer and would get it again given the chance. It has a very smooth flavor.


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