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

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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5185) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
(Bottle at St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki, on 2009-08-06) Black. Tan coloured, medium sized and dense head. Chocolate and roastedness in aroma. Full bodied, lightly creamy and dry palate with medium carbonation. Roastedness, chocolate, coffee, bitterness, malts, lightly sweetness and liquorice in taste. Chocolate and roastedness in aftertaste. Way better than the version served from keg.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Kaisla. Mild chocolatey nose. Pale brown head. Dark black colour. Soft fully chocolatey taste. Mild hoppiness. Some hints of syrop in the nose. Alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Poured very dark brown, creamy, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, slight earthy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7445) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
This dark brown stout poured with a fluffy tan head and a strong chocolate aroma. The head went away but the aroma didn’t. The flavor is rich chocolate with lots of carbonation and a dry hoppy finish. It’s a nice dessert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle from Corti Bros. in Sacramento, CA. Pours rather like cola with a decent tan head. Aroma is chocolate over mild, dark malt. Near medium body with fizzy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is darkish chocolate with some dark malt bitter or maybe it’s from hop. Finishes quite dark and pretty dry. Rather tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours nearly solid black with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly toasted chocolate malt. Drinks very smooth with chocolate tones and butter. Finishes with a bit of a dark chocolate bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Pours a deep black color with a thick tan head, leaving a light web lace. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, cocoa, and coffee. The taste is about the same with a slight hop bitterness. The malt is very sweet and plays on your tounge. Then the hops bounce around and leave a slight bitter note. This beer starts very malty and has a surprise hop balance. Well done, good brew.

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 (10370) - 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 (3064) - 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.


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