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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Great beer, with a very nice nose. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, coffee, and floral notes. Taste is sweet, with balancing bitterness, and good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a thin head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7663) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greensleevesy (12) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
Black tar appearance with choc head. Wonderfully smooth and well balanced bitterness. I’ll have it in mars.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (405) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2011
Dark cola appearance, biege head. Nice roasted aroma. Beautiful biiter roasts, as expected.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
Really starting to like this beer of late, lovely smooth coffee dominated aroma, with coffee being the dominant taste in this beer. What I like most is the very moderate creaminess, not too thick as to make it unsessionable, but thick enough to really satisfy a stout craving. This also contributes to a very pleasant mouth feel, which is soft, sticky and a little bitter. A fairly simple brew, but the balance is key here and this beer nails it for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theodorereg (21) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2012
Very nice balanced stout, not too sweet ,bitter enough, great dark flavours. Sharing with others, one thought it could be sweeter, one thought it was just right. Drink it it is good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2011
(Bottle) Poured opaque black - opaque not because it was cloudy, just because it is very black. Nice tan head. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, dark toffee and dried fruit with hints of fresh sawn wood. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with medium body and fine full carbonation. Strong start with dark chocolate, coffee and smokiness, moving through a slightly thin mid taste to a good bitter finish mixing hoppy bitterness and a lingering smokey burnt note. Overall an unusual beer that works well. Very dry with little in the way of sweetness or fruitiness, but is not unbalanced. Enjoyably different.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (950) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 12/12/2011. Pours almost black with quite a big tan head. Has a pleasant aroma of chocolate and coffee. In the mouth, there’s a good dash of dark chocolate and lots of bitter roasted malt. Has a slightly creamy texture and a long finish. Just a really well put together stout, with great balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2011
330ml bottle, dark brown body, a nice dark tan head, great retention and lacing... a tangy aroma of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, not bad... wow, this is pretty good, really nice roasted coffee, milk chocolate, light hops, not a ton going on but very flavorful, a really nice mouthfeel helps a bunch... best Australian beer to date


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