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

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RATINGS: 77   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 .


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1260) - 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 (12777) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (235) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2013
Massive coffee & chocolate notes, almost 'creamy' in smell. Taste of charred steak, dark chocolate, instant coffee. Not highly complex but not bad at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (701) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
Mild coffee, chocolate and caramel flavours. Very smooth and creamy, I like it, not too intense, not too bland, quite sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Immaculate deep black with thick mocha head which retains well and forms good lacing. Dulled aromas of chocolate and roasted grain. Delicious chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of coffee. Well balanced with a whack of hops to make it nice and dry on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (217) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2013
This beer has a lovely chocolatey aroma with some tobacco and ash. There’s quite a bit of hops in the taste along with the chocolate. Unfortunately the palate’s a little water and a bit short. It’s the sniffing is where this beer excels, and slurping off that thick off-white head’s pretty good too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2013
Chocolate and light hops for the aroma, heavy dark brown appearance with a mild creamy head. Tastes of hops upfront, but dark burnt malt on the end with a bit of chocolate and a nice dry finish. Overall a very nice drinking dry stout, nothing amazing but still great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
Clear dark brown with a medium sized creamy tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, grainy and roasted coffee
Nice and roasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (867) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2013
I tried this over a year ago, but never rated. I remember little, except that it was o ne of "the good ones", with plenty of chocolate and a dry finish...Obviously must re-rate it one day, but not this time.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (12993) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at Harts Pub. Dark ruby brown color, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of earthy brownies. Taste is coffee and light cocoa.


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