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4 Pines Dry Stout - 4 Pines Brewing Company

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4 Pines Dry Stout4 Pines Dry Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Pines Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dgilks on 10-30-2010

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Photo of AndrewF_
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashPants
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Format: standard 330mL dark brown bottle, reasonable craft label.

Appearance: a jet black body with a very dark brown / tan head that drops to a thin cap and decent lacing.

Aroma: roasted malts - definite coffee, milk chocolate and cocoa. Some earth and licquorice.

Taste: a stronger, creamy milk chocolate here with the coffee accompanying. Not much of the earth or licquorice here, but very pure in its creamy and roast malts.

Aftertaste: very creamy on the finish, with a touch of dry afterward. It does feel a bit more like a milk stout on the finish.

Mouth feel: fairly solid in feel with a lower carbonation. Very British.

Overall: a pretty good version of an Irish Dry Stout - good roast malts and some creamy qualities. Not bad for AU$70 a case.

Photo of pagriley
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mosant
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

I had a 330ml bottle bottle.
Appearance: rich dark colour with good 1cm brown foamy head. Presents well.
Aroma: immediate coffee aroma present, nice.
Flavour: coffee follows through on the palate with really good dry bitterness on the finish. Enjoying the dark malty flavour.
Mouthfeel: low carbonation and smooth with a dry finish.
Overall: a very nice stout.

Photo of personpitch
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Stickydates
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Noodleboyg
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Hyperionecta
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of wordemupg
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 4/4/14

A dark cola liquid with almost enough clarity to see the other side of the glass under the two fingers of mocha foam, a few partial rings followed by random patches deep down the glass

S coco and milk chocolate, a little chocolate syrup, some nutty hard toffee, earthy notes, just a hint of char and licorice

T mimics the nose quite well, slightly more char and a hint of smoke, still heaps of chocolate, quite rich with flavour for a 5%er, a little plum as it warms

M lighter side of medium, soft carbonation, just a little grit, mildly bitter, nutty chocolate lingers on the finish

O solid stout from start to finish, lots going on in something I could session without getting board

I've been craving stout lately and haven't found all that many during my trip down under, well worth trying even if you don't have a stout craving

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of kif
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Vanz
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Rwalford74
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rjimlad
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a very deep black chocolate colour with deep tan head. Aroma is chocolate/cocoa. Flavour is the same but intense dark chocolate with a roast beef late palate. Bitterness is perfect and mouthfeel is lip-smacking without cloying. I would like it better with slightly finer, creamier carbonation but as it is it is a very good beer. Will certainly have again. And again.

Photo of sirob
1.75/5  rDev -54.7%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So, I'm sure I've had this on-tap before (indeed Untappd tells me as much), but I'm not sure I've ever had it from the bottle. So here we go. This particular bottle is a 330ml number, emblazoned with the "Certified Space Beer" pap, purchased from Dan Murphy's in Alexandria.

Pours very pleasantly, a deep dark black-brown, with a smooth, slightly frothy head of pale chocolate. Carbonation is very fine, forming in sheets when the glass is tilted. Som speckled lacing, but not a great deal. Body is firm, but relatively lightweight. Looks pretty good all up.

Nose is very pleasant. Light dusty chocolate, with a slight roast kicker. Some smooth milky flavours as well. There's a hint of something perhaps a little savoury as well: some toasted, buttered dark bread perhaps. It all integrates nicely, making a very pleasant, very consistent whole.

Taste is also very nicely integrated and well balanced. Smooth entry, with some of those mild milk and chocolate characters, before a noticeable but tempered roast character gives some bite to the mid palate. Some lingering cacao overtones towards the back give a bittersweet finish. Feel is smooth throughout, really lingering on the back to give a stronger sensation of depth and breadth to the palate. It's really excellent in a beer only slightly over 5% ABV.

Really smooth and drinkable. Have I actually had this before? I don't remember it being so good. This is really nice, smooth, clean and balanced, with enough flavour to keep it exciting. I would love to drink this more regularly.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4 Pines Dry Stout from 4 Pines Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.