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

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RATINGS: 560   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
txs (10) - - NOV 21, 2012
Nice pour. Not too much aroma. Could be that my wife is baking and the house smells delicious already. Smooth easy taste. Not bitter at all. Not much much coffee but a nice flavor of chocolate. Tastes a bit like a desert beer to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
demannu (110) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2015
Definitely not what i want in a stout. An unpleasant funk in the taste but when more so in the nose. Aroma reminded me of dirty gym socks. Body want think our creamy like i prefer in my stouts. Not something I want to experience again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StueyD (1346) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
A dark brown to black coloured beer with a frothy but weak tan coloured head. A light roasted malt aroma, roasted nuts, coffee bean, black bread and a hint of dark chocolate. Dry mouthfeel. A bittersweet taste, burnt malt flavours, coffee, dark caramel, roasted nuts and dark chocolate, there is an element of sour hop in the background. The finish is bittersweet and has all the elements from the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1588) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Shared with David Pole from clear pint bottle into snifters. It poured a near-opaque dark brown colour with thin but persistent light brown foam. Toasty, no harsh roasty notes. Somewhat reminiscent of a Belgian Dubbel: toffee, burnt sugar, and rich caramel sweetness, rum, some dark fruit notes like tart cherries, ripe raspberries, raisins. Medium body and carbonation, warming but otherwise well-concealed alcohol. Smoother and sweeter than a traditional stout, blending some caramelly Scotch ale traits as predicted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (943) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Clear bottle very interesting.Pour it dark color with small white head.On the nose roast, some smoke.Taste and aroma of roasted malt, smoke on the back, after kick metallic taste.All together not so bad, interesting to try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gracijani (2) - Beograd, SERBIA - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
Had this in Beerville, Belgrade. Ashy (smoke), dry, chocolate, roasty. Surprisingly quite good all in all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1240) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
(bottle 06/02-2015) medium brown head, black color, roasted aroma, smooth taste. BB date Jan 2016.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lebermilz (44) - GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
Veery malty, seems nearly a Malzbier. Way too sweet and malty for me. At least the alcohol is quite well integrated. I prefer dry stouts. This one is definetely not for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Sweet and roasted flavours. Chocolate and caramel flavours are rich, but it doesn’t feel heavy. I don’t get much from the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddieG1 (15) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Very dark pour with thin tan foam. Very smooth, almost too smooth with only moderate development. Mostly chocolate, some coffee, raisin in finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cokolwiek11 (52) - - JAN 4, 2015
White bottle? aroma- mainly coffe, some chocolate, minimal roasted bread. Beer is black with less than 1 finger almost brown head. Taste like a nice classic stout, mainly coffe. Its nice and smooth. Palate- I’d say full body, thick, soft carbonation. Overall- well I asked guy in a shop for a good classic stout and I got one. Nice and stylish. 7/10


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