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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, 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 (6817) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2011 Rerated 2011-04-01 thx to ekstedt Bottle from SB cons 2011-03-02 Gteborg 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mad_Ferret (1013) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Black beer with redbrown tints and a big nice mocca head. Aroma is very roasted and burnt with espresso, bitter chocolate, wood and some faint raisins. Taste is bitter burnt with some cold coffee, bitter chocolate and wood. Theres a slight note of dark fruits but what really shows is a harsh, dry, burnt bitterness that in my opinion is too unbalanced and could use some sweetness. The bitterness gets almost like shampoo or chewing on bitter fruit seeds and it makes the body feel a bit weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2892) - Finspng, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2011
Pours a dark brown colour with a rich head. Roasted, somewhat smoked aroma with notes of chocolate. Somewhat thin mouth feel. Flavour starts of quite roasted with notes of coffee but soon gets really hoppy with notes of shampoo. A bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1711) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Black with a dark brown tinge and a large, creamy light brown head. Aroma: coffee, roasted malt, fruity hops, licorice, some kind of candy (wine gums?). Taste: licorice, fruit (orange?/citrus?/what?), chocolate, a hint of coffee, a slight acidity, maybe berries. Medium-bodied. Simple, but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3262) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Like a rather agessive british porter with lots of coffe.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (4017) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
Stort halvsmutsigt skum. Lite halvspritig doft. Extremt tunn vtska, men tydliga rostade toner. Smaken r vl ok men den blir alldeles fr tunn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (3044) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. This stout is hard to put on the map. Its kind of a mix between an american porter and a english stout. Elegantly creamy and well balanced, still kind of hoppy with some coffe beans bitterness aswell. Slightly smoked. KInd of thin for its 6,8ABV, but that also adds to its drinability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brekeriet (139) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Aroma: cocoa, coffee, alcohol, hoppy, burnt and toasted. Nice head nd appearance. Dry and tart taste. Fizzy and harsh palate. Could be more balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7159) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2011
500ml Bottle - Black with a foamy head. Roasted and hoppy aroma with hints of soap, chocolate and coffee. Smooth and nicely balanced taste with coffee, plain chocolate, soapy hops and a roasted and bitter finish.

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