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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: Stout
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This is the first international collaborative brew created in New Zealand, between Luke Nicholas (Epic Brewing Company) and Kelly Ryan (kiwi) (Thornbridge Brewing Company).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2012
0.5 l bottle bought from GBBF 2011. Black color. Aromas of salty licorice, leather, chocolate and burnt grass. Soft roasty taste with licorice, charcoal and nuts. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Salty licorice in finish. Good beer but kind of ordinary for a collaboration beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6297) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2012
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of liquorice, strong black coffee, cocoa, ashes and dark rye bread. Roasted, malty taste with liquorice, black coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of tar and a generous roasty, piney bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Mainly dry, with just a hint of sweetness. Powerful, yet well balanced. Tasty and quite an excellent stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2011
In bottle thanks to Colin : ) A black beer with a thick tan head. Awesome hoppy aroma of peach and passion fruit with a nice roasty malt and caramel backbone. Flavours of piney hops, dark chocolate, roasty malt and burnt toast. Nice coffee and pine finish. Moderate carbonation, mild CO2 prickle. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1882) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep red-black with thin tan head. Chocolate roasty coffee notes. Dry finish with a nice lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2011
From bottle. Pours black with tan head. Slightly metallic aroma, chocolate and licorice. Less metal on taste, more licorice. Tasty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle at BrewDog Camden. It pours very dark brown, with a thin tan lace. The nose is chocolate, roasted malt, tangy dark fruit and biscuit. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, some sour tang, wood, chocolate, chewy malt and chocolate digestive biscuit, with a bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and good balance. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2173) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2011
Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Malt, coffee, hops and some licorice, Medium to full body with a nice dry afteraste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2989) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle. Very dark, almost black. Roasty aromas with coffee and dark chocolate. Hints of herbal hoppiness in the finish. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
Rich aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The taste is similar, large, full-bodied with hints of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The aftertaste is soft and slightly dry. A very good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
bottle at cropredy ... deep black ... bubbly foam tan head ... soft meaty coffeee nose ... soft rich dark malts ... soft blackcurrant ... chcolate malts ... quite a big pine hop ... little tooooo hoppy for me


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