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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Stout
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

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common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This deluxe stout is brewed for a full roasted chocolate flavour with a hop character that complements a blend of triple malts. Drink, savour and enjoy.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3076) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2014
500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/20/2011. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, toffee, herbal, raisin, plum, and roast/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, molasses, dark bread, herbal, raisin, plum, and roast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, molasses, dark bread, herbal, raisin, plum, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with an awesome roasted malt bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome English stout! All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (587) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Aroma: roasted barley, roasted dark malts, coffee substitute, iron notes. Appearance: dark brown color, nice beige head. Taste: low bitterness (roasted malts), dark malts, some coffee, quite dry and watery, iron notes coming from hops (I guess). Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Easy drinkable normal stout.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DroolYeast (377) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Spicy burnt aroma, honey. Black with tan head. Tiny head lasting. Roasted sweetness, light sweetness. Finish sweet and roasted. Oily texture. Some alcohol. Average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Can. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate creamy off-white head on there. Nose is lightly filled with roasting, and has some slight grain elements as well as a bit of earthiness. Taste is slightly bitter, roasty, and extremely smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by Miro,many thanks. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Strong malty aroma with roasted coffee, chocolate. Taste, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekwiadro (301) - POLAND - MAY 23, 2014
przyjemny, palony zapach, z nutami toffi i czekolady. kolor czarny, ale pod światło przejrzysty. genialna piana (azot). w smaku półpełny, lekko kwaśny, średnia goryczka (ziołowa i palona). wyraźne nuty gorzkiej czekolady, kawy i popiołu. aksamitne.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lamf (80) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with beige medium head. Sweet aroma with toffee/caramel notes. Taste is also too sweet for me with a lack of roastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2014
500 ml bottle from abv. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A sweet malty toffee caramel nose. Sweet flavor with toffee, smoke, berries, roast, chocolate, metal. Very British. Good. Cola.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cristobal37 (301) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
I was expecting something much better. I enjoy British Stouts but this one swings and misses. Too crispy and bitter for me. Not a smooth stout at all. Looks are deceiving, but in the end this one is a dud.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (301) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
On tunkkainen, on tunkkainen. Mtgn tahdissa aivan sopiva pysäyttäjä. Ei helmeile, mutta mukava on.


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