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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 .


shaunfield's rating

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


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wrlangin (107) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle at Miss Kay's burger joint. Dry stout with good balance of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Nice accompaniment to the burger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBlessing (694) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
Schwarze Farbe schöner schaum, Geruch röstmalz karamell, schönes cremiges mundgefühl Geschmack röstmalz Vanille dunkler karamell schönes bier

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (1381) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2016
330 ml Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit viel cremigem beigen festem Schaum. Süssliches Röstmalz. Leichte Cognac Note. Antrunk Vanille, dann Röstmalz. Etwas zu flach. Süsslicher Abgang.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Polycotton (9) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2016 does not count
I’ve tasted most 4 Pines beers and find them all to be a bit average. I’d never be unhappy drinking them, but I wouldn’t buy a case if down the Bottlo. However, this Stout was a very nice surprise. It is full of flavour and a thorough delight to drink. I would prefer drinking this over a lot of other easily accessed Stouts you might find in Dan Murphys.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ANZUShophunter (243) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2016
From bottle in porter glass. Pours black with tan head and hints of choc and coffee on the nose as with many stouts. There is a bit more smokiness here and a crisp dry finish. Get this bad boy into space!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (651) - SINGAPORE - DEC 11, 2015
5.1%ABV. Dry Stout. Tapped out a rich black. 40°SRM Mouthfeel was like ice coffee with low carbonation. Palate had flavors of coffee, toffee, butterscotch, bamboo charcoal, burnt toast, dark wheat toast, black bread and some faint dark fruit flavors. But this was predominantly a smoky flavor profiled ale with some nice piquant hints of peaty smokiness. Mild hops in the in the finish. Goes on Favorites List!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (17454) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell - London. Big thanks to Big Dave! Pours clear brown with a creamy, tan head. Some milk chocolate present, a bit of light rubber, earth, mild char. Light bodied with average carbonation. Toasted brown bread in the finish, some milk chocolate, moderate dirt and earth bitterness. Fair.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marc280 (43) - - NOV 14, 2015
Right from the first wiff you can tell this is going to be a good one. Malty and toasty aroma with beautiful rich coffee, caramel and chocolate taste. Fairly dry finish. I’d happily drink plenty of these!

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6517) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle. Roast bitterness, coffee. Dark, foamy cappuccino head. Medium light body dry body, roasting, light heal notes. Dark chocolate aftertaste, dry roast lingering

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.


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