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4 Pines Dry Stout - 4 Pines Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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
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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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

spycow, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

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
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +3.1%

dmorgan310, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of liamt07
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

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
Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +3.1%

tobelerone, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%

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
Photo of dgilks
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

dgilks, Oct 30, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a dark mahogany brown with beige, dense head. Settles slowly to a thin film of tiny bubbles, but some gorgeous lace. Pretty pale for a stout, but nice.

Smell is roasty and sweet. Plenty of rich espresso with a hint of licorice bite and some dark but sweet chocolate. Hint of raisin and port wine as well. Quite sweet, but a good roasty balance to it.

Taste is fairly sweet, with some vanilla and coconut-flesh notes early, mixing with roasty grain notes on the mid. Touch of spice with black pepper and cinnamon, then finishes sweet and dark with nice cocoa-rich chocolate and a dry, woody touch at the back. Very pleasant palate.

A bit thin on the body and empty, really. Goes down smooth but hard to notice while it's in the mouth.

Could be darker and I wouldn't be complaining, but it's been a while since I drank such a drinkable, tasty Irish-style stout.

laituegonflable, Oct 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

whartontallboy, May 04, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

CrazyDavros, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

This brew pours the darkest brown hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a creamy two finger head and a rim of lacing,the smell is a mix of cola,milky coffee,roasted malts and herbal hops,it has a light bodied well carbonated mouthfeel and has tastes of cola,mocha,roasted malts,dark fruity hops and finishes with a dry,bitterness that makes you want another and overall its not bad cheers.

ADZA, May 24, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -15.5%

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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

warnerry, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

bostonryan, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of brendan13
4.15/5  rDev +7%

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.

brendan13, Apr 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

pin, Aug 15, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

heygeebee, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

drtth, Jun 13, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%

A - Black with a fizzy brown head with no retention. Fleeting strands of lacing.

S - Dark chocolate, coffee, prunes, raisins, raspberry and other dark fruits.

T - Quite dusty and bitter, dark chocolate, bitter coffee and ash.

M - Very dry thin body with moderate level of carbonation.

O - Solid, fruity, dry stout.

dansmcd, Dec 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

braican, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of joecast
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

joecast, Apr 03, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

mulder1010, Dec 28, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KalanM, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ColSanders123, Feb 11, 2013
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4 Pines Dry Stout from 4 Pines Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.