Super Bock Stout - UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
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United Kingdom (England)
3.05/5 rDev -4.4%
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!
12-09-2012 18:51:32 | More by BlackHaddock
3.23/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
02-11-2013 10:31:34 | More by laituegonflable
3.6/5 rDev +12.9%
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!
06-01-2010 03:47:59 | More by maximum12
3.68/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
08-14-2009 04:40:21 | More by ADZA
2.53/5 rDev -20.7%
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.
02-18-2011 01:40:08 | More by warnerry
3.25/5 rDev +1.9%
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).
08-17-2012 08:03:50 | More by thierrynantes
3.08/5 rDev -3.4%
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
09-15-2013 01:35:13 | More by FLima
2.18/5 rDev -31.7%
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.
06-09-2014 06:42:29 | More by GONZALOYANNA
2.56/5 rDev -19.7%
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.
10-26-2013 10:49:29 | More by patre_tim
2.8/5 rDev -12.2%
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"
10-08-2010 17:08:59 | More by eduardolinhalis
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.28/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
11-16-2013 17:05:25 | More by flyingpig
3.25/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
06-03-2011 06:40:57 | More by heygeebee
3.1/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
07-15-2014 13:21:23 | More by BucBasil
2.6/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
02-13-2010 16:42:59 | More by Thehuntmaster
3.4/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
07-22-2012 03:00:58 | More by sfprint
District of Columbia
3.43/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
11-19-2009 20:48:27 | More by Nickls
Super Bock Stout from UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
75 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.