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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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’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 .


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottled@omhper. Quite much black colour, not much head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, mild coffee and some caramel as well. Flavour is roasted malts, coffeee, some liquorice and mild dark fruity notes. Pleasantly balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19333) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2011
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, minimal head. Heavily roasty with asphalt and dark chocolate. Dry, firm and clean. Plenty of cocoa and tobacco-like finish. A solid stout with concentrated flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12398) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11172) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11156) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle at omhpers tasting 110930. Black beer, brownish head. Malty aroma, cocoa, chocolate, some licorice, some tar. Roasted chocolate flavor, tar notes, some milk. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8327) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 First rating
Bottled at the tasting at omhper on September 30, 2011
Dark brown stout, light brown head. sweet malty scent, also licorice and smoke. Sweet, malty apple, dry taste. Weak mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/4/6/2/12=3.1

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Draught at the brewpub on July 14, 2013. As a single taster.
Marked as 40 IBU.
Builds up beautifully after poured! Dark reddish brown color, latte tan dense head. Malty, sweet, light roasted taste. Dry, grainy, roasted aftertaste. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Highly drinkable! Sweet, malty, roasted scent. Leaves nice lacings as well.
8/5/8/5/17=4.3

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6719) - 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.


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