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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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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 .


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greensleevesy (16) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
Black tar appearance with choc head. Wonderfully smooth and well balanced bitterness. I’ll have it in mars.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliriumT (366) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours jet black with light chocolate coloured head. The aroma is roasted barley with bitter dark chocolate. Flavour is the same as the aroma but slightly less pronounced

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apcandrew (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours very dark, almost black with a thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. Chocolate, caramel and malt comes through in the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1048) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2012
A lovely velvety stout. Massive head and lots of lasting charcoal. The taste just keeps on. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmeup (522) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
Pleasant enough easy drinking stout that’s nearly black with a tan head. As the blurb says chocolate and coffee mostly with a hint of licorice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11206) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle. [thanks bluebetty]
Deep brown to black with a big, fizzy, frothy, beige head. Aroma has fine chocolate, dry roasted malts, soft nuttiness. High carbonation, softly dry and creamy mouthfeel (despite the carbonation). Flavour is soft, elegant, dry roasted, peanuts, coffee, chocolate. Lingering, malty dry and bitter finish. Nice stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1032) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle. Back body, beige head. Strong coffee aromas with dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Quite light bodied for the style with a smooth mouthfeel and well balanced sweet-bitter flavour profile.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (370) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
Pours a very dark brown to black. A small amount of coffee brown head that fades quickly. No lacing. Nice malty aroma, with a little hint of chocolate and some smokiness. Palate is lovely and complex for a stout. The chocolate from the nose comes through, with beautiful coffee notes and some balancing hoppy bitterness. Texture is slightly oily. Carbonation is alright, but I generally feel that stouts are under carbonated and this is no exception. Finish is slightly bitter, but it doesn?t linger too long which is nice in this case. Also, a little residual sourness. Overall a nice, balanced stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
Had on tap at 4 pines and in the bottle. Well made stout, great malt aromas of chocolate and coffee. Nice smooth taste and a good bitterness level throughout without being over the top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2458) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
At just on cool and out the bottle. Cap comes off with a swift burst with the beer to follow, so quickly into the glass it went. A lively, well conditioned, oily black with brown showing in the very shallows. Compact and tight is the tannish head, well retained with good legs. A waft of spiced chocolate mudcake grips the nose with hints of oak, yeast, vanilla and liquorice root. Soft, velvety and powdery mouthfeel, not big in body but shows good presence. Subtle peppery carbonation upfront otherwise it’s all smooth for the length. Bold, bitter malt swallow, rich dark chocolate all throughout with a touch of grapeskin astringency in there for good measure. Long linger of burnt wood, and topsoil, quite earthy, a little ash too. Malty mid-palate builds, light biscuity sweetness, chewy, with a touch of fresh cracked black pepper to keep it interesting. Quite dry otherwise, very sessionable though. This is a good Stout. Pleasing, refreshing, balanced. Nice!! (33cL, BB 13/07/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)


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