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Super Bock Stout - UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

Super Bock StoutSuper Bock Stout

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75
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 13.88%


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UNICER União Cervejeira S.A. visit their website
Portugal

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AlexLMS on 07-23-2007)
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.28/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope website (£1.39):
Dark, opaque brown with a thin head that is tan coloured and bubbly.

Dark malts with some brown sugar and a sweetness & caramel. Roasted barley, coffee & dark malts follow with chocolate.

Sweet and there is the sugar and some of the roasted malts from the nose. There is a little liquorice and some chocolate but again not a lot and it is rounded of with some roasted malts.

Sweet, medium in body with a bland and watered down feel somewhere around the middle. It's not all bad though, the beer was easy to drink and is quite smooth too.

Started really well but whilst still drinkable, the taste didn't fully back up the look or the smell of the beer. Mainly roasted malts, sweetness and some chocolate but it was a smooth and easy to drink offering so I won't complain too much.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 17:05:25 | More by flyingpig
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patre_tim

China

2.56/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 10:49:29 | More by patre_tim
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FLima

Brazil

3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:35:13 | More by FLima
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with red tinge, great-looking beige head. Retaining nicely; leaves some beautiful lace behind. Looks a treat.

Malty, grainy on the nose. Some dark fruit, chocolate, carob and a touch of cinnamon. Pretty decent but standard.

Grainy on the palate, with a cocoa puffs kind of character. Some dark fruit late-mid: plums and sultanas on there. A slight charry note and some nutmeg late. Not bad, but thin. Needs more body and more oomph on the palate. Tastes slightly underattenuated and/or watered-down.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 10:31:34 | More by laituegonflable
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -3.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 18:51:32 | More by BlackHaddock
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thierrynantes

France

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.) tasted in 2012 (Açores).

Appearance : dark brown color with beige foamy head.
Smell : light roasted malt aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : slight caramel flavors with a touch of bitterness.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Dunkel lager (not a stout written on the bottle).

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 08:03:50 | More by thierrynantes
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sfprint

Germany

3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

exp: march 2013
A: Quite dark, barely a head, no visible carbonation.
S: cherry, sweet red fruit porter, but also chocolately coffee.
T: mild roastedness, slightly bitter. milk chocolate.
M: slight carbonation thickness, but otherwise pretty unremarkable and plain
O: Decent flavor. Surprisingly okay.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 03:00:58 | More by sfprint
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heygeebee

Australia

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the oddest beers I have had recently.

Super Bock Stout by name? hmm, try a sweetish, malty, light bodied, dark lager. What the mind thinks and what the taste buds contradict is quite astounding in this case. A dark pour (not easy to see in the dim light) and ok head retention, lacing thoughout the glass.

Served at a pleasant little Tapas Bar, called the Vintage Cafe, in the Rocks - not seen it anywhere else in Sydney. Served too cold, tho. having said that I had two and could quite easily have continued, so sessionable it is, even if no hops to balance out the sweet malts.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 06:40:57 | More by heygeebee
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bluepiranha

Philippines

3.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank this from a curved glass. Contents poured from their 200mL bottle; as a result it's called the "mini Super Bock Stout" on the label.

Lovely dark color to the beer itself, a deep dark brown. Head is three fingers thick and quite fine when poured into a glass the slow, 45-degree-angle way. Foam isn't too lacey, but the head lingers.

Nose is kind of weak, but less reminiscent of acid compared to many of San Miguel's pilsner or light brews.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with moderate carbonation and a slight lingering malty aftertaste at the end. Very drinkable, rather light-bodied. Taste is mellow and caramelly with chocolate and grain notes.

Overall, Super Bock Stout is quite good. I agree that it's really more of a dark lager than a stout - I'm expecting a much more distinct, exotic, love-it-or-hate-it flavor/character from stouts, and this doesn't stray very far from the spirit of mass-produced lagers.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 07:08:44 | More by bluepiranha
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warnerry

Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 01:40:08 | More by warnerry
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boss302

Florida

3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Super Bock stout, 5%abv, 0.33cl bottle

A Dark, but deep ruby red when held to the light. Nice thick head that really lasted.4 

S Chocolatey roasted malt aroma, no hint of hops. 3 

T A little sweet, but not too much. Not as roasty as I was expecting, but clean and smooth. Some licorice/anise flavor, non-detectable hop presence. There is a dried fruit flavor at the finish and a little metallic. 3.5

M Medium to full body, feels thick on the tongue. Carbonation is good. 3.5 

D Drinkable, but the sweetness/fruit/anise is a bit much for me to want another. 3    

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 00:58:44 | More by boss302
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

2.8/5  rDev -11.7%
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"

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 17:08:59 | More by eduardolinhalis
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Missed this last brew. Frankly, this was a palate-saver during a recent work trip to Portugal. I'd gone to water, lemonade, & port wine over Super Bock until I saw this promising dark brew. Dark? Had to try it.

It's dark, almost completely, maybe a bit of reddish haze around the edges. Smell is light malts, hint of coffee. And what the heck is a Dark Euro Lager, anyhow?

This is a pretty good brew. The lager flirts with whatever else is in here to create a light-drinking, not-very-dense, but very dark, brew. Splashes of roast, toast, coffee, chocolate, & a simple hop bite wrap up the package. Very smooth, & the thinner mouthfeel (due to it being a lager perhaps?) actually works for it in the Portugese heat.

Good brew, almost like a 'light' stout. Love to see something like this take hold in the States, & I might have to see out more of the style to see if it's this drinkable. And thank you, Super Bock Stout, for showing up in a beer wasteland & making my stay more comfortable. Salut!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 03:47:59 | More by maximum12
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

2.6/5  rDev -18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 16:42:59 | More by Thehuntmaster
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Nickls

District of Columbia

3.43/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beertruck for the generosity and the opportunity to try this brew!

A - Pours with a half-finger of light to medium head; pretty dark brown, nearing on black in color; ruby highlights around the edges

S - Ever so light roasted malts; dark fruit aromas; did I catch some spice in that?

T - Lightly roasted; some sweetish maltiness; a little bready

M - Thinner MF; a little slick, and some bubbly carbonation

D - Not bad drinking, really. More interesting than most in the dark Euro lager territory

Definitely not quite a stout, but more robust than a regular Euro Dark Lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 20:48:27 | More by Nickls
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ADZA

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a jet black colour with a nice frothy one finger cappicino laced head which leaves nice lacing,it has beautiful aromas of dark fruits and dark roasted chocolate/coffee malts,it has an average mouthfeel with a bittersweet coffee/choc taste,not a bad beer thats easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 04:40:21 | More by ADZA
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endovelico

Portugal

2.48/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 01:16:31 | More by endovelico
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Quej

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 21:12:30 | More by Quej
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AlexLMS

Portugal

3.03/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2007 10:36:37 | More by AlexLMS
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NewGeneric

California

3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was my first foray beyond golden lagers in Portugal and I was only mildly impressed. The beer was a nice dark brown color with tan head that went quickly but left nice lacing. It smelled decent, but couldn't make out much beyond very light coffee and caramel tones. Taste was about the same, left me with a smooth mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Pretty drinkable actually. Had I not found Sagres Preta in Sagres after the one day in Lisbon, I probably would have drank more of this. Thumbs up!

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2009 20:44:49 | More by NewGeneric
Super Bock Stout from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
75 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.