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Super Bock Stout - UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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74
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
UNICER União Cervejeira S.A. visit their website
Portugal

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AlexLMS on 07-23-2007

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1.55/5  rDev -50.3%

Photo of Vanz
2/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of denisconrado
2/5  rDev -35.9%

The cost-benefit ratio should be better there in Portugal (of course) than here, particularly because I think our Caracu less watery, although the aftertaste of Super Bock Stout is interesting. Has a certain sweetness (Stout?!).

Photo of cbnz
2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty poor stout from Portugal

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.14/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml bottle. Lager glass. Bright brown color, reddish tints to the light & chill haze appearance. Tan froth & quickly dissipated creamy crown. Butiric & cardboard odors followed by caramel, toasted, slight floral & coffee notes. Husky & roasted upfront rounded by dried malt bitterness. Light to medium body. Moderate to moderate high carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Slight metallic hues & low hoppiness linger into a dry bitter finish.

Photo of endovelico
2.48/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Taken from notes, reviewed on 07/02/2009. Best before date: 06/2009. Reviewed under medium low artificial light. Poured into a pokal.

Appearance: Poured a two thinger frothy orangy light brown head. Head slowly collapses into small furry cap. Color is jet black with some red hues. Opac.

Smell: Aroma is of light strength. Caramel, coffe. Bland.

Taste: Coffe upfront, and slight caramel. Adjuncty. Slight smokynes. The taste is really liveless and honestly... Theres not much of it.

Mouthfeel: Medium Carbonation. Finishes sweet and smooth. Really filling brew. Carbonation is to high considering this brews flavorless nature. Medium to Medium high carbonation. Slightly acidic aswell. Low to medium low Hop bitterness.

Drinkability: Barely noticeable alcohol. Really unbalanced and missing a bit of everything. Its like drinking "Heavy water" if that makes sense. Its a really filling and extremely bland brew. Carbonation is too high considering its profile. I felt like had drank 5 brews.

On a final note: Make no mistake, it is closer to a Stout rather than to a Euro Dark Lager HOWEVER it is an unimpressive one. Way to bland and lacking a bit of everything that makes a great stout, great. Will not have again.

Photo of warnerry
2.53/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Notes from 8/20/10; no freshness date

Pitch black pour, with tons of carbonation (at least 3 fingers of head without an aggressive pour).

Not getting much;out of the smell. Some faint sweet and roasted malts.

Has some of the earthy notes I like from a stout, along with a slight sourness that is really unappealing. I don't think it's infected, just some sour notes.

A bit too much carbonation for my liking; also, feels pretty thin (like all of their beers).

The sourness and high carbonation take away from drinkability. Just not much going for it.

Photo of patre_tim
2.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown with a ruby tinge when held to the light, lots of Coke like carbonation, a finger of deep brown almost ash tinged head.

S: Coffee, metallic, very light and somewhat watery.

T: Metallic, dark roasted malt note, liquorice finnish but all are very light and watered down. Hint of alcohol on the finnish.

M: Light watery body, heavily carbonated.

O: Cool bottle and name. I'm new to Portuguese beers looked pretty cool and gave the illusion of a ‘bock’ a style which I normally like. Disappointed in that it was very watery and had a metallic taste, even a downer for a Euro Dark Lager. Will go well with my steak though.

Photo of Thehuntmaster
2.61/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle 5%abv

Appearance: Good tan brown head (it didn't last, and left little lace). The beer is nearly black with ruby highlights when held to the light.

Smell: Very disappointing, almost no aroma, just a hint of roasted barley.

Taste: Bland... Light roasted barley, slight smokiness and adjuncty...

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation.

Drinkability: Yes I could drink a few of these, though being so bland I'm not sure I would want to.

Last point, I agree that this is a dark lager and not a stout.

Photo of HugoG
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BlackSpark
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.83/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured in a chalice.

I would call it "an almost good beer". :p

A: Pours a black color and a huge aired tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a small layer and some lacings
S: Roasted malts
T: Taste is disappointing. Too light and watery. Where's the roasted malts bitterness? My suggestion to Super Bock is: Please remove some water from it
M: Quite light body and reasonable carbonation. Lack bitterness
D: Average. Too smooth for a beer claimed "Stout"

Photo of jmccraney
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of vinicole
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Quej
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A - Blackish in colour with lots of fizzy tan head and no visible carbonation.
S - Sweet and malty, but rather light smell, not strong.
T - Sweet and light at first, mostly tastes of roasted malt and chocolate. It becomes stronger and dryer in the aftertaste, but never really tastes very strong.
M - Very watery, light bodied and even undercarbonated. Like a flat cola.
D - Decent enough I suppose, it's weak enough to not put you off.

Photo of vermilcj
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of educorgan
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kwjd
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 4C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L2617741. AROMA: faint roastiness aromas with some odd artificial aroma. low malt profile with no esters and no diacetyl. APPEARANCE: deep brown color and opaque. medium light brown head with average retention. TASTE: low roasted flavour that lingers into the finish. low bitterness and hop flavours. clean lager profile. finishes medium-dry. PALATE: light body with average carbonation. OVERALL: altough the label says "Stout", this is indeed an average Schwarzbier (a case of improper advertising?) that could loose the E150c.

Photo of AlexLMS
3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The name of this beer is a collection of mixed signals. First of all, it is not a Bock Beer. Super Bock is the name of the company brand and has nothing to do with the style. Secondly, despite the Stout surname this beer may affirm that it is inspired in the Stout style but in truth it is an Euro Dark Lager. It is full of adjuncts and not so roasted compared with a true Stout.

Appearance: very dark brown colour. The head is beige, well formed and medium-sized. May not be long lasting but leaves some lacing when it fades.
Aroma: light roasted aroma of sweet malts.
Taste: confirms the aroma plus a slight caramel flavour and a far touch of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: smooth, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength and light body.
Finish: it starts sweet but quickly turns to a bitter aftertaste.

Overall: despite the name confusion Super Bock Stout is a nice beer. It is not great but can be enjoyed as the richest and the most interesting dark beer in Portugal.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.07/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My last remaining beer I brought home from my holiday in Portugal earlier this year: 33cl well in date, poured @ home into a 'Gordons Gold' thistle shaped glass.

Looked very impressive: but any dark brew looks good in the glass I choose to use. Huge foaming head of tan coloured bubbles sat on top of the dark brown/ruby body.

The nose and taste both have hints of chocolate and coffee: nothing strong or 'super' about the flavours, but they are there if you sniff and sip deeply enough.

Not sure it would muster as a Stout here in the UK, more a black lager really in body depth and feel. It's just about OK, I tried it while on holiday and obviously thought it good enough to fly home with me, so it must have something about it, I just can't find whatever that something is anymore!

Photo of FLima
3.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black color with a fluffy caramel head with a short retention and leaving some laces.
Malty and grainy aroma with caramel notes and a bit of chocolate.
Flavor of caramels, earthy hops, sugar with a hint of sour and chocolate. Very low on roasted notes. Doesn’t really have an aftertaste, it just fades away.
Light body with low carbonation.
A watery stout with an artificial sensation, rather a light dark lager

Photo of BucBasil
3.14/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a nice dark cola brown with some amber notes peeking in on the sides when held to light. The head is pure tan, foamy, and sticks around for a decent amount of time.

S: Some smokiness and some roasted malt but mostly stale coffee grounds or old coffee. Not too bad, but not great.

T: Malt character was a bit sweet and light. Some grassy hops peeking in there, but covered up by a sort of watery hot cocoa flavor. Seems a bit artificial in the taste.

Overall, ok for the price and where I found it. Good to try, but probably won't pick up again.

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Super Bock Stout from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
74 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.