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

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-15-2012 08:09:52 | More by hopnerd
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sonorb7

Australia

5/5  rDev +29.2%

03-24-2012 12:28:43 | More by sonorb7
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-05-2012 10:13:21 | More by bostonryan
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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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MrKennedy

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 10:38:11 | More by MrKennedy
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argon

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:55:33 | More by argon
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dansmcd

Australia

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:23:05 | More by dansmcd
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Raebies

Australia

2.68/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 07:02:45 | More by Raebies
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nanobrew

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 20:40:44 | More by nanobrew
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 01:01:52 | More by laituegonflable
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Kulrak

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 10:25:48 | More by Kulrak
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Macca

Australia

3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 14:19:00 | More by Macca
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 01:47:14 | More by CrazyDavros
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ADZA

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 12:21:00 | More by ADZA
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brendan13

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 11:11:48 | More by brendan13
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joecast

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 09:28:45 | More by joecast
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burnheartsMKE

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 05:19:24 | More by burnheartsMKE
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mulder1010

Australia

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 15:51:24 | More by mulder1010
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dgilks

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2010 12:54:14 | More by dgilks
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4 Pines Dry Stout from 4 Pines Brewing Company
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