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

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Keg: Pasteurised.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3435) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Comes out of the tap almost Guinness-like: opaque coffee brown with a thick, persistent, fine-bubbled light tan head. Aroma is not strong, but has a good roast malty component and a hint of licorice. Flavor has a robust smoky malt component plus notes of licorice, molasses and subtle caramel. Exceptionally smooth texture has average texture, not a lot of fizz. Still, a decent little Scottish stout.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Slubgob (189) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft into mug. Opaque black, fine cream head. Dull in the mouth, almost bland. Hint of milk and chocolate, but I have to concentrate to get even that. Nice soft mouth feel though. Curious early finishing note of black licorice, otherwise dull finish. Disappointing and boring.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pianotu (65) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
Super dark, smooth, foamy head, and quite delicious. Had it in tap at Minetta Tavern in NYC. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
Bella e corposa schiuma cremosa e persistente color caffelatte, profumo di malto tostato, caffè , al palato corpo medio e retrogusto di whisky, di malto tostato, caffè, cioccolato, dolcezza, e alla fine secco. Non una tipica stout ma neanche una Porter, personalità! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1701) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Nitro draft at Fermentation. Deep brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and light smoke. Flavor of tart dark fruits, smoke, chocolate and roast. Light bodied with a quick smoky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1492) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
Aroma: A dry smell, burned wood, roasted malt. Not very distinct.
Appearance: The beer is black with a red hue, a tan firm head, little lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Good chocolate sweetness, a fruity sweet freshness, slightly smokey.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft and smooth, a fresh feeling with a light dry finish.
Overall: A nice *porter*, not the stoutish dryness.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2012-01-07.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brucebruce81 (258) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 8, 2012
This beer was just ok it looked the part of a stout but it had an alcohol flavor that overpowers the beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gdelton (1) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 14, 2012 does not count
Scottish Fest 2012, great beer in the cold. Nice full head, smells amazing, great first taste and even better finish.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3358) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Tap @ Pazzeria, Milan. Very dark brown colour, big foamy head. Coffee malt aroma. Liquorice flavour. Sour aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (1592) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
[Keg at the Hill House, Happisburgh, Norfolk] Astonished to find this in a remote coastal village in Norfolk - Iíve never seen it anywhere else, how on earth did it get here?! Pours brown-black with a large beige head. Thereís lots of plum and smoke, some smooth chocolate. All the ingredients for a decent beer are there, and itís surprisingly full of flavour for keg, but somehow the flavours didnít quite work out together for me. Donít know why, but I didnít like it, even though I felt I should have. Sorry.


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