4 Pines Dry Stout - 4 Pines Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
Bottle thanks to bluebetty. Poured into an Amager tulip.
No light getting through this black coloured brew. Not even around the edges. Has a creamy and pillowy looking head of tan foam that poured to a couple of fingers, before settling above film. No real lacing.
Smells of dark chocolate, creamy chocolate along with licorice. Smells quite nice and it lingers around which is nice.
Tastes of roasted malt early, then turns to chocolate. Plenty of chocolate as it opens up.
Mouthfeel is has a smooth base to it, some prickly carbonation on top and some bite in the finish is most welcome.
I prefer this to the tap version after this first bottle. 4 Pines seems to still serve beer a little too cold, but the chance to drink this at a temperature you choose, helps bring out the nice chocolate aroma in this. Quite a good sessionable stout and one for chocolate lovers. I'm not sure its a true Irish Dry Stout, lacking the consistent roastiness. Still it does what it does well.
02-10-2012 10:38:11 | More by MrKennedy
3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
Pours black with a large, lasting, tan head leaving nice lacing.
Nose shows chocolate, treacle and raisins. Nice stuff. Quite sweet smelling.
Big roasty flavours, lots of chocolate and molasses. Pretty full on.
Low carbonation works well with the rich flavours.
06-20-2011 01:47:14 | More by CrazyDavros
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours a deep, thick brown with about 1cm of creamy head that fades away fairly quickly. Smells of coffee and malt, not much in the way of hop aroma. The taste is very sweet with chocolate and coffee notes. There's a lot of bitterness to offset the sweetness, but not so much that it's overpowering. There doesn't seem to be much hop flavor, though. Mouthfeel is very heavy and creamy. Overall, it's a flavorsome beer and even though I'm not a fan of stout, I think it's a tasty beer.
08-13-2011 10:25:48 | More by Kulrak
4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
Happy to see a new arrival so picked one up.
Proper stout black with a nice thick tan head. Good stability. Very attractive.
Sharp stout aromas. Charred roast malt, ground coffee beans. Pretty decadent, not for the faint of heart.
Taste has some chocolate sweetness along with the roast and coffee. Well balanced and a nice finish.
Very well made beer. Easily drinkable and a good example of the style.
04-03-2011 09:28:45 | More by joecast
3.28/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
07-19-2012 21:41:02 | More by DavoleBomb
2.68/5 rDev -30.7%
Dark black appearance. Poured gently into a glass, didn't manage to create much of a head on this one and it's fairly low on fizz. Not much going on in the aroma. Fairly straight forward malty flavour with a slight touch of vanilla and caramel. Medium bodied, easy drinking and quite nice, but not great.
11-23-2011 07:02:45 | More by Raebies
3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
11-23-2012 19:23:45 | More by liamt07
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
05-14-2013 08:09:08 | More by rjimlad
3.6/5 rDev -7%
This pours black with a solid beige head that likes to hang around.
On the nose it's fine dark chocolate, light coffee and cola.
On the palate there is a big hit of burnt malt. Quite astringent. Coffee comes through as well. Not as much chocolate as expected.
Medium bodied. Prickly carbonation.
A reasonable stout.
07-21-2011 14:19:00 | More by Macca
4.22/5 rDev +9%
Was sent a bottle direct from the brewery for sampling.
Very dark brown almost black with perceptible ruby highlights when held up to the light. Thin light brown head that laced the glass well.
Aroma of pale chocolate and light coffee. Not overly roasty, but some present at low levels. Some pleasant fruity esters of mild dark fruit.
Flavour same as aroma with coffee being more prominent than chocolate. No caramel. Hop bitterness and some roastiness bringing through some earthiness to offset a subtle chocolate sweetness as it warms. Enjoying the complexity in a beer that is only 5.1%
Medium to low carbonation leaving a medium body finish.
Most enjoyable beer of the night. Will be my go to stout from here out. In my opinion head and shoulders above the 1 dimensional and harsh Coopers Stout.
01-10-2012 00:55:33 | More by argon
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
330 ML bottle poured into a tulip
A-- Poured black with some tints of red. Half a finger of light brown head that slowly died away. With swirling the beer got a one and a half finger that held its own real well. Nice retention to this.
S-- Milk chocolate, dark chocolate and coffee. Elements of sweet and bitter in the smell.
T-- Soft coffee tones, milk chocolate, and hops. Well done.
M-- High carbonation and medium feel. Creamy and silky smooth. Good amount of hop and coffee bitterness to this. Long lasting flavor and a dry finish to this.
D-- Well done. For a 5.1% beer it does not have any thinness to it. No watery gaps at all. A touch over carbonated but can not complain. Can drink 2-3 easily and come back for more.
12-28-2010 15:51:24 | More by mulder1010
4 Pines Dry Stout from 4 Pines Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.