4 Pines Dry Stout - 4 Pines Brewing Company
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
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
4.25/5 rDev +9.8%
Nice, lightly acrid roast aroma with notes of coffee.
Dark, dark brown colour with a creamy tan head. Great head retention. Awesome lacing.
Smooth, silky chocolate and roast flavour. This is fairly simple but still great. There is also a slightly sweet malt note with a good dry finish.
Medium body with moderately-low carbonation.
Great, stylistically accurate stout. Tasty.
10-30-2010 12:54:14 | More by dgilks
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
4.2/5 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
4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
A - Pours a dark brown body with a 3cm dark beige head that slowly falls away.
S - Some lightly burnt, roasty notes with a touch of chocolate and light coffee.
T - Like the smell; some roasty flavours with a touch of chocolate and coffee. Bit of earthy & dark fruit too.
M - Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Touch of bitterness.
O - A decent somewhat sessionable Stout. Another nice beer from 4 Pines.
04-30-2011 11:11:48 | More by brendan13
4.1/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
03-02-2013 07:49:48 | More by lacqueredmouse
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
4.01/5 rDev +3.6%
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
04-04-2014 01:59:42 | More by wordemupg
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Thanks to mulder1010 for the trade!
Nice coloring, modest head.
A slight licorice aroma excited me.
More licorice on the tongue, but quickly turning to a soft burnt maltiness. A nice attempt at an Irish dry stout, but with it's high carbonation and a pinch of lactose this would've been a really nice milk stout. Easy drinking and great early afternoon pick-me-up.
03-01-2011 05:19:24 | More by burnheartsMKE
4 Pines Dry Stout from 4 Pines Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.