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4 Pines Dry Stout - 4 Pines Brewing Company

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87
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Pines Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dgilks on 10-30-2010)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

warnerry, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dmorgan310, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Noodleboyg, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Hyperionecta, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

BuddhaBrowett, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
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

wordemupg, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

XsoldoutX, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

spycow, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

kif, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Rwalford74, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

tobelerone, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KalanM, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

drtth, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of rjimlad
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

rjimlad, May 14, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -54.9%

sirob, May 02, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

staticmaneuver, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ColSanders123, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MenInVen, Jan 26, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Jason, 12oz into a tulip.

Black body with a tan head, leaving some whisps of retention. Nose has smoke, roast, sweet chocolate and a bunch of coffee. Taste is roasty again, gentle smoke, bitter chocolate. Medium body and some light roasty tartness. A nice flavourful dry stout, one of the best Austrailian beers I;ve come across.

liamt07, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

pin, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

braican, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this.

3.5 A: First pour yielded 90% head. After several additional pours, I got a full glass. Black color. Big foamy, light brown head. Retention is too good and lots of lacing is left.

3.5 S: I don't think this is a coffee stout, but it sure as hell smells like it is. Tons of coffee, dry roasitness afterward, and a bit of cocoa powder.

3.0 T: Coffee dominates the taste as well. Dry roastiness to follow. That's about all there is. It's not bad, but could use a bit of sweetness to balance.

3.5 M: Lighter body. A bit too much carbonation, but not that bad. Not too creamy, but not bad.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but I'd prefer a bit of sweetness.

DavoleBomb, Jul 19, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We have lift-off! 4 Pines, cheeky bastards they are, have created the worlds first space beer (aka an ale produced to be quaffed whilst sitting in a $100k seat on a Virgin Galactic space-plane in the outer stratosphere; duh!). "Worlds first space beer" withstanding it has some big boots to fill being a Stout ale amongst such (pardon the pun) stout competition the likes of which Cooper's, Guinness, Harviestoun's, Sheaf, et al, all stand so proud tall, black and delicious. Question is: is it as good as the rest or just another pale imitator [OK pun quota for this review has now been met].

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint. My glass looks half full.

A: Not much fanfare here; it's a typical poured stout - obsidian body with a tan 1cm head. The head thins out to almost nothing.

S: It has a lighter-than-most-Stout's aroma of dark chocolate, chicory and wet coffee grounds. There is also a sweet toasted biscuit base in there as well. Overall quite a pleasing smell, not too pungent like some other Stout's, but likewise alarmingly light... let's hope the flavour isn't diminished.

T: Yep: boring Stout. There's not a great deal going on in the flavour department... maybe our taste-buds get excited and space and they're brewing to take this into account, otherwise the flavour is mundane at best. It has the usual Stout suspects; heavy toasted malt base with chicory and bitter dark chocolate and a dry none-too-bitter finish, but it's like a 5 in intensity when an 8 to 10 is what I'm looking for.

M: Light carbonation with a medium body.

D: Verdict: hide some Duvel in your carry-on. Hell if you can afford a $100k space flight you can doubtless afford Duvel, which is an awesome brew... it's not a dark beer but if I was in space I think I would prefer a blonde beer anyway. Other than that I am a little disappointed in this 4 Pines brew, it doesn't even come close to great Stout's like Cooper's or Harviestoun's Old Engine Oil, and it's more pricey... remind me why I'm drinking this 4 Pines.

Food match: Classic Stout fare; rack of roasted meat (any dark meat), side of roasted vegetables and heavy gravy, or a nice warm stew. Dessert: dark chocolate. Follow with a glass of port.

doktorhops, Jun 20, 2012
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4 Pines Dry Stout from 4 Pines Brewing Company
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