Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: Stout
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 64   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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ekstedt (5205) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with creamy beige head. Dull roasted aroma. Surprisingly thin. Dry with medium bitterness. So-so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
Courtesy of ekstedt. Pours black with huge brown head leaving nice lace. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet fruity, caramel. A bitt dissapointing Mouthfeel. Flavor is thin, watery, slightly acidy, roasted and hoppy.Thin Palate. Finishes shortlived tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (1930) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
500ml bottle. Dark reddish-brown-black, beige head. Big, malty nose, lots of toasted notes, smoke, ashes, charcoal, toffee, hops, vanilla (?), Coke, chestnut, coffe beans, mint, licorice. Dry, medium bodied, quite lively CO2, medium bitterness. Rich, malty, roasted taste, lots of coffee, smoky notes, ashes, mint, hazelnut, faintly hoppy, licorice. Highly drinkable, the alcohol is well disguised. Dry, spicy, ashy finish. (2011-02-26)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Some reddish tinges when held up to the light. Smallish tan coloured head. A little lacing as it falls away. Decent aromas of roasted malt, sweet light caramel and perhaps a little espresso coffee. Noce. Taste is dominate by a slightly sour bitter finish thanks to the roasted malt. Quite thin mouthfeel. Not the best stout but you could certainly knock back a couple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2011
Bottled@Björntasting. Deep amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some toffee, mildly toasted notes and also some slight fruity notes. Flavour is roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, mild toffee as well as some slight ashy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2011
Black pour. Beige small head. Aroma is fruity, dark malt, chocolate and some floral and buttery notes. Taste is Pumpernickel, roasted notes and bitter hops. Quite light body, and a bit one dimensional. Thirst quencher stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled. Near black, beige head. Powerful aroma of licorice and grapefruit. Dry and roasty, above medium bodied and firm mouthfeel. Citrus and black currant mixes with salty tobacco. Long tarry biterness. A hoppy, aromatic yet nicely drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlbertC (274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
Aroma is coffee, chocolate, black malt. Taste is malt bitterness, coffe, tobacco some slight licorice ending with a black malt bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
(Bottle) Pours black with a medium sized, light brown head. The aroma reminds me of new skateboard wheels (a distinct smell from my childhood) alongside chocolate and blackberries. Undertones of dry cocoa roast, dark caramel, vanilla, smoke, dark fruits, grassy hops and hints of milk. Nice, round and friendly nose. The flavour light sweet to dry, light to medium bitter and light sourish. Tones of chocolate, coffee, dark berries, smoke, light asphalt and dark bread. The mouthfeel is soft, clean and light tart with a light to medium carbonation. The finish is medium tart with dry roast and grassy hops. Near medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (3760) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2011 Rerated 2011-04-01 thx to ekstedt Bottle from SB cons 2011-03-02 Göteborg AR: roasted coffee beans, chocolate, wort bread, melas much more intensive aromas when pored, oak, vanilla are ther for a couple seconds. Great chocolate - smell it fast! AP: dark dark brown, frothy dark beige head F: roasted malt roasted coffey, great bitterness, oak, carbonation. Finish is dry, sea salty and full of bitter coffey. Not that silky that they are claming on the label but a fairly good stout.

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