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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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’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 .


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 (330) - 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 (165) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malrider69 (42) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2014
A reasonable stout with the right amount of bitterness for this style, but poor head retention lets it down.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
27th January 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle thanks to big Dave’s antipodean haul. Cheers mate. Opaque black brown beer, good tan head. Palate is light and airy. Semi dry. Slightly tangy dark malts. Whisper of candy fruits and violets. Light dry finish. Interesting if a bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7052) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dave.it pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The nose is rich, chocolate, treacle, coffee, some roast and oiliness. The taste is roasted malt, toast, coffee, earth, some acidity, pepper and light bitterness. Lightish body and moderate carbonation. Smells rather nice, but unfortunately a bit thin for my liking. Decent enough though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, big thanks to Dave Wingman Willis, 27/01/14. Mid black with a decent tan head. Nose is cocoa, sweet notes, light plastic, earthy. Taste comprises chocolate, vanilla, light roast. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying closure. Ok stout, nothing to get overly excited about though, easy drinking stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1226) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
330mL BB AUG 14 Pours a nice looking near-black body with a small, but dense beige head persisting atop. Somewhat subdued aroma; milk chocolate, caramel, some biscuity malt character. Nice thick, smooth, oily texture, bolstered by low carbonation. Full bodied, clings onto the palate. Offers more on the body; plenty of milk chocolate and latté, good hit of toffee sweetness, toasted nuts, and a hint of cooked citrus hop. Good whack of bitterness on a lengthy finish. A highly enjoyable stout! I daresay a bit closer to a foreign than a dry style stout, but hey, all the better because of it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Dark brown, thin head. Aroma is pretty intense for a stout of this size in its roasty richness. Body is soft, with nice sweet chocolate, hints of nuts, little bit of hop


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