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

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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
The beer pours out a motor oil black color, huge 3" light tan/newspaper gray color. No light getting thru. Aroma starts out metallic. After a few minutes of breathing it opens up to a medium mocha aroma, with a touch of smoke and some light sour notes. Flavor has some light malt sugar, coffee & cream flavors, and a smidge of dark chocolate. Very restrained. Enjoyable though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9969) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 16, 2009
from Amstein - dark black colour with a solid creamy beige foam; aroma of cold coffee and cocoa with notes of vanilla; quite full-bodied and with some swetness, slightly bitter with long notes of black chocolate in the aftertaste - not really complex but quite pleasant

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3014) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2009
the flavors of smoke, wood and even jerky flavors are consistant. the malts are dark and rich with a little but effective hop flavors. smooth palate. would go great with beef dishes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4292) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2009
The aroma is very toasted with chocolate, coffee, and sugar. The appearance is dark brown with a foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter soapy finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a good stout and interesting but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2009
500ml bottle. Deepest shade of brown-black, thick beige head. Mellow sweet roasty aroma. Creamy, rich chocolate taste with some delicate hop bitterness. Excellent balance. The alcohol content goes unnoticed, any warmth perfectly combined with the bitter hops and chocolate. Mellow carbonation. An awesome beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8677) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2009
(bottle) Black coloured hue with a dense and massive brown foamy head. Slightly dust and quite sweet roasty malt aroma with a tinge of red berries, caramel and cacao. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderately roasted malty base with notes of caramel, chocolate, berry fruits and syrupy molasses; sweet and slightly burnt bitter finish with notes of alcohol. The stronger brother of McCallums Stout, also too sweet for my liking (14.VII.09).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Reviewed 6/14/2009 (Bottle): Pours a dark dark reddish brownish color body. Big foamy tan colored head. Very lasting. Roasted coffee aroma. Some sweet chocolate notes too. Some dark fruitiness. Roasted flavor, light coffee too. Some chocolate notes. Slightly watery body. Pretty tasty, but a little alcoholy. Warming up, more subdued flavors, smoother, less alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4676) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light tan head. roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and notes of berries and fruit. decent stout. Not really complex or flavorful, still enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle shared with the Woody’s crew. Pours an opaque black with large ring of tan head. Aroma brings out dark berries as it warms. Flavor is very roasty, toasted, caramel, chocolate, dark raspberries, and finishes with some bitter dark chocolate notes. Some coffee grounds are lingering around in the mix too. Medium chewy body with a creamy effervescence. Good warming sensation, but no alcohol heat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11391) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma of chocolate with some vanilla and caramel and a touch of smoke. The flavour is sweet and roasted, chocolate with smoke and ash, but somewhat grainy and rather thin. It has the strength of a foreign extra stout, but the flavour of a 4% stout, and I prefer it the other way around.


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