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

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


docsteigs' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Very attractive pour with sweetish and chocolate aromas predominating. Taste is pretty sweet without much bitterness. Finish pleasant and somewhat creamy.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jawlo (127) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Aromat: przyjemny, paloność, popiołowość oraz gorzka czekolada. Wygląd: barwa czarna, piana średnio obfta. Smak: brak słodyczy, głównie gorzka czekolada i paloność, trochę kwaskowate, średnia goryczka. Odczucie w ustach: mało ciała, bardzo wytrawne, niskie nasycenie. Ogólne wrażenie: smaczne piwo, ale przydałoby się więcej ciała.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1582) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Smell of ash. Black colour, light brown head. Aroma of licorice, ash, some burnt sugar. Bitter, slightly sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Michcio (75) - Gdansk, POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Barwa ciemnobrunatna, kremowa piana średniej wielkości. Aromat ciemnych, palonych słodów, troszkę karmelu. W smaku półwytrawne, kawa, trochę ciemniejszej czekolady i przypalonego ciasta, goryczka dość spora, faktura całkiem gładka i aksamitna, choć treściwość jest co najwyżej średnia. Niskie wysycenie. Gdyby nie brakowało nieco pełni, byłoby naprawdę świetnie, a tak jest "tylko" solidnie. Choć warto spróbować.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Powerful aroma: chocolate, caramel, roasted barley and coffee. Taste: rich, warming, sweet caramel and chocolate, wine with roasted barley, bitterness and hoppy dryness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Bottle at some random scottish place at Tallinn. Pours black with beige head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet and roast. Flavor is sweet, roast, malt, coffee. Mouthfeel is somewhat acidic. Overall: solid stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (1075) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
DWF; Bottle 500ml. Pours moderate black with a creamy, moderate lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and light dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a somewhat lasting dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rex_Remes (82) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JUN 9, 2015
(500ml bottle, Beijing) Appearance: Very dark, almost opaque black. medium chocolate brown head. Foam does dissipate pretty quickly with some leftover, oily clinging to the glass. Aroma: average nose for such a dark beer. Notes of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, rich malt, cola, toast. Taste: very rich and bold upfront. Creamy, unsweetened dark chocolate, roasted malty with a fair amount of hoppy bitterness. First sweet/fruity, raisins, chocolate, burnt toast, then some dryness on the follow thru. Palate: Fresh and sparkly upfront that quickly becomes oily, syrupy, and moderately dry on the finish. Overall: A very hearty beer that you can chew on, and you don’t much notice the 7% ABC. I’m not a regular stout person but this seems pretty solid with strong maltiness complexity and a good amount of bitter hops. Quite rich and a bit sweet, so couldn’t drink more than one or two. High points: Surge of flavor with each mouthful. Low points: Some might think too sweet/syrupy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle at Easter from Lidl. Thick-collared glossy mahogany appearing pitch. Smoky black coffee, raisin and burnt black bread sprinkled with rust aroma. Ashy and attractively burnt with more black coffee and cocoa powder on the palate. Excellent: better than any £1.19 bottle from Lidl has any right to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (975) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a translucent dark brown color with a decent Rocky tan head. Malty nose has notes of roasted grain, caramel, dark fruit and oats. Bittersweet roasted malt flavor upfront. Notes of chocolate, raisins and burnt caramel. Nutty and dark fruit notes in mid taste. Cloying herbal hop finish. This is a nice version of a sweet stout. Complex and full bodied with a licorice aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Milter (322) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
Fin mørk stout. En rigtig nyde øl - men nyd kun en, den første smager klart bedst.God humlesmag.


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