Epic / Thornbridge Stout

Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Formerly brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: Stout
Auckland, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This is the first international collaborative brew created in New Zealand, between Luke Nicholas (Epic Brewing Company) and Kelly Ryan (kiwi) (Thornbridge Brewing Company).

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konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2011
Nice but simple aroma of roasted malts and fusels. Thin, dry taste that leaves me a little disappointed.

gnoff (10891) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 First rating
50 cl bottle, thanks to ekstedt!
Sampled on April 1, 2011
Black color, light brown head. Sweet, green, hoppy, spicy, chocolate scent. Thin, malty, fruity taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.

On March 15, 2014. Thanks to RobertGBG and thomat! Bottle 50 cl. BB 2011, as "Epic Stout Vintage Ale".
Black color, brown head. Sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate scent. Sweet, spicy, chocolate taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sort of hints to some chili in there.

ekstedt (6976) - 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.

tkrjukoff (4334) - 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.

TheJestersBeer (2431) - 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)

bluebetty (1021) - 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.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2011
[email protected]örntasting. 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.

Die_Kapusta (191) - 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.

omhper (25740) - 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.

AlbertC (277) - 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.

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