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Brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company (AB Inbev)
Style: Dry Stout
Sydney, Australia

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 .

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3.6
Skarecrow (1045) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2018
330ml bottle Black pour with huge tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Sweet malty taste with dry finish. A good Stout.

3.3
GuideDogSaint (1809) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 26, 2017
330ml bottle at House of Belgium, Shapowei. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of chocolate and roast malt. Dry bitter finish.

3.5
MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate cacao, burnt, charred malts, earthy. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More dark roast filter coffee, dark chocolate, baking cacao, earthy, charcoal, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.

3.3
macca147 (748) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a ink black with a thin tan head. Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, bitter cocoa notes. Taste: Roasted malt, mild bitter cocoa, coffee, brown sugar flavours. Medium body. Moderate bitterness. Good standard stout. Not amazing or complex, but nice and easy to drink.

3
Mjollnir (417) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours opaque brown-black with a thin, short-lived coffee-tan head. Nice round aroma of sweet chocolate, coffee and roast. Burnt bitter flavour with some acidity that is subdued by comparison and even slightly watery. Light-medium body, average and slightly creamy carbonation with a lingering acidic bitterness.

3.4
RoJo28 (115) - - AUG 5, 2017
Good solid stout. It's nothing more than that, but it doesn't try to be anyway. It's quietly dignified, it's weetbix. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2017

Bottle 330ml. @ [ The Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Højbjerg - Aarhus, Denmark.

[ As 4 Pines Stout ].
Clear dark black - red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, chocolate, coffee, dusty malt, light to moderate roasted. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dusty malt, bread, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170617]
7-3-7-3-15

3.3
northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle in Sydney. Dark body off white head. Roast cocoa. But altogether a pretty basic stout.

3.4
craftyrocker (108) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Appearance/Aroma/Taste/Palate/Overall: 4/5/6/4/13=3.2. My second non-sweet stout. 330mL bottles, BB30/8/17. First bottle was slightly oxidised. Luckily the second was fine. Appearance: Black/dark brown. After a minute, the tan head settles down to a broken film partly with bubbles. Laces nicely. Aroma: A bit roasty and chocolatey, a little boozy. Nothing special. Taste: Cohesive. Roast malt, slight breadish malt, dark chocolate, minor background hops. Malt/coffee aftertaste. The dry finish is awkward given the beer being slightly sweet. Moderate bitterness. Palate: Viscous body with moderate-average carbonation to suitably get the dry stout across. Overall: Due to inexperience I was surprised this was nothing like Guinness. Interesting, but would not buy again. 14/Oct/17 rerate of a bottle from the same batch, aged 14 months. Appearance/Aroma/Taste/Palate/Overall: 3/7/7/3/14=3.4. Aroma of milk chocolate, cream and dark crystal malt. Dry taste of milk chocolate and dark crystal, almost no bitterness, sadly short in length. Aftertaste is uninteresting soft malts. Nice small bubble size but a thin body. Reliable standard stout but will not be buying more after the ABInBev buyout.

3.2
Camons (13497) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle @ Johns. Pours very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, little coffee, light bread, chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malt, coffee, bread, chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 6-4-6-3-13. 170617


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