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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

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dgilks on 10-30-2010)
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Reviews by heygeebee:
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heygeebee

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First of style.

Pours a black 'n' tan 1 finger coarse head. Head fades to lace.

Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate. coffee.

Taste is as smell, however, the 'dry' certainly kicks in. Hop bitterness on back palate.

Mouthfeel lacks the creaminess factor than can make or break a a stout. Light.

I was really looking forward to this beer, but it hasn't lived up to expectations, due to dryness / due to style.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 08:28:34 | More by heygeebee
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Noodleboyg

Hong Kong

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-19-2014 10:21:23 | More by Noodleboyg
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Hyperionecta

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-29-2014 06:38:36 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 01:59:42 | More by wordemupg
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XsoldoutX

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-01-2014 09:50:15 | More by XsoldoutX
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-15-2014 17:27:03 | More by spycow
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kif

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-27-2014 00:54:58 | More by kif
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Vanz

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-27-2014 22:41:50 | More by Vanz
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-19-2013 03:15:32 | More by Rwalford74
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-29-2013 20:33:07 | More by tobelerone
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-10-2013 11:53:44 | More by KalanM
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-13-2013 22:11:05 | More by drtth
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rjimlad

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 08:09:08 | More by rjimlad
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sirob

Australia

1.75/5  rDev -54.8%

05-02-2013 08:11:28 | More by sirob
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 07:49:48 | More by lacqueredmouse
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staticmaneuver

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-24-2013 21:56:29 | More by staticmaneuver
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-11-2013 20:14:25 | More by ColSanders123
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MenInVen

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-26-2013 10:31:44 | More by MenInVen
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 19:23:45 | More by liamt07
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-15-2012 02:57:22 | More by pin
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braican

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-03-2012 18:40:17 | More by braican
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 21:41:02 | More by DavoleBomb
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doktorhops

Australia

3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 08:07:51 | More by doktorhops
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mungus

Australia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-18-2012 00:33:34 | More by mungus
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4 Pines Dry Stout from 4 Pines Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.