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Super Bock Stout | UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.

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Brewed by:
UNICER União Cervejeira S.A.
Portugal | website

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AlexLMS on 07-23-2007

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30
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73
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
25.57%
 
 
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 73
Photo of tbeckett
2.45/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brought back a bottle from Lisbon. Very mild. Little roast and mostly sweet grain and root beer/cola flavours. Not overly drinkable and fairly light bodied.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ Cafe Santiago in Porto.

Dark bready taste with a blip of roasted barley. Sweet but appropriately attenuated. Balanced albeit simple. Medium-bodied, somewhat filling, smooth, wet, unrefreshing, and overcarbonated. Nice cohesion of flavour; this captures the conventions of the style with no ornamentation.

More depth of flavour and complexity are needed for this to really impress, but it's a nice simple dark brew. Some pungent roast and more vivid notes of caramel, nougat, et al. Would love it up.

I think there's a hint of something from the licorice family (e.g. fennel) in there, but it's reticent.

Probably my favourite of Super Bock's lineup.

C+ (3.13) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Brenden
2.89/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Where did this come from? Is it a stout, a bock, a porter, or a schwarzbier?
I have no answers to either of these questions.

The color is nearly black and the tan head thin. It sits on top with some pretty reasonable substance and lays down decent lacing.
This one presents lots of roasty notes with a bit of char, not the unpleasant kind at first but then going a little burnt. There's a metallic presence as well. The aroma has some notes of cream that don't quite follow in the flavor, though a hint of licorice is noticeable in both. Overall, if the bitter burnt note could be kept in check, it would be better. Surprisingly, it's not terrible.
The feel is a touch confusing, a little underdone and thin but dry to the point of feeling like concord grape and leaving a bit of a tingle. The char hits on the end somewhat.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Much better than the lager. Nice head. Good flavor. Not the best beer I have ever had but it was good. If you want to try a Portuguese beer, try this one.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.56/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fast-fading beige over viscous garnet-violet. 3.5
Ash, black grape and brown sugar on the nose. 3.75
Camp coffee, some smoke and licorice, char bite, no real hops. 3.5
Welch’s grape finish and dry finish.
Medium, round, chewy. 3.5

-- Falls between a dry Irish - light-bodied and char-heavy - and English stout - sweet and fruity - to end up nowhere. Sickly artificial quality to the sweetness, like certain macro Euro dark lagers. Not roasty enough for schwarz; not enough Munich for dunkel. Still, I’d take it if Sagres was the only alternative. 3.5

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Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

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Photo of denisconrado
2/5  rDev -34.4%

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?!).

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Photo of BucBasil
3.14/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Black body with a chunky beige head.

S: Smells Pilsener grainy but there's plenty of coffee and a bit of citrus.

T: Hmm, almost lager-like. Chocolaty coffee is the main flavour. There are some fruity hops but but also some cardboard. It has a cheap effervescence.

O: It's a cheap stout. Not much more to say.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.14/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.31/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of patre_tim
2.58/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

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Photo of FLima
3.09/5  rDev +1.3%
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

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.26/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.07/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
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).

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Photo of sfprint
3.41/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of bluepiranha
3.41/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of warnerry
2.53/5  rDev -17%
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.

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Photo of boss302
3.31/5  rDev +8.5%
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    

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
2.83/5  rDev -7.2%
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"

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Photo of maximum12
3.6/5  rDev +18%
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!

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
2.61/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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Photo of Nickls
3.41/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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