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

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Keg: Pasteurised.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fantasy7 (6) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012 does not count
This was the best chocolate stout Iíve ever had, bar none. The head had an amazing chocolate and coffee aroma and was powerful on the palate. Yum.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Black as night. Perfectly creamy, nice foamy tan head. Hit of chocolate, this is an amazing stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
On tap at the Gingerman Fort Worth. Thick, creamy, black, roasted with chocolate notes. Beautiful. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Simply fantastic. Nice dark stout with a head that lasts till the end. Notes of caramel, coffee, chocolate, and toast prevail. The palate does not disappoint at all, smooth, full and coffee, chocolate, deep malt dominates. Must be very close to the perfect stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (434) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
On tap into a dimpled mug. Very dark brown with a dense, creamy tan head. Looks delicious. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor is the same, roasty with coffee and chocolate. Palate is where this really shines - extremely smooth and creamy. Overall a very nice stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3797) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2010 So dark that I canít see through it. Creamy head that never goes away. Stout smell, cocoa and roasted nuts. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel; a coating beer. Roasted caramel flavor, with a nice finish. No lingering bitterness. Quite good. Quite. 4.5
RE-RATE 10/9/10 On tap at Overtime sports bar. Iím rating this with a stuffed up nose. Yay. Solid black appearance with a brown upwards cascading head. Aroma is dusty and cocoa. Flavor is nitro savory. Chemical and lightly roasted. Finish is dry but maintains a wet mouthfeel. Dry in bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MissPxx (373) - - SEP 13, 2014
Gorgeous blackness. This one simply flew down. Could drink this all day. Smells of chocolate and smooth and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1272) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
On tap at The Daily Pint. Poured deep black with a bright white, thick and heavy three finger head. A perfect pour by the keep. Dissipated to a solid, long lasting film and left nice lacework.. Slight roasted malt and chocolate aromas with a touch of dark fruit. Chocolate flavor comes on much stronger, accompanied by coffee, licorice, and a sweet but somewhat smoky maltiness. Full bodied, minimal carbonation, and a balancing hops bitterness in the end. Somewhat crisper and cleaner than the bottle. This is terrific.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBrother1 (6) - Harlingen, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009 does not count
This beer is fantastic. When poured you have to wait about a minute for the head to form up. Watching the beer form up is a real treat. Poetry in motion. Very creamy khaki colored head that stays with the beer until the last drink. The texture of this beer is the real treat. Silky, caressing feel on the palate with a feel feel like true love. Strong coffee and roasted malt on the forground of this beer. Finishes clean and dry with a slight bitterness. I love this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 2/1/2011. Served on tap in a pint glass at Fountainhead. The appearance on this stout is awesome. It comes out with a perfectly elegant tan cap that made me question whether it was a nitro tap. It looks as creamy as Guinness (nitro) without anything synthetic added. The color is dark brown all the way through. Smooth, roasted malt, mild roasted brewed coffee, and dark chocolate all waft into my nose. The roast flavors in the malt builds to a bitterness, eventually revealing a coffee flavor. Milky cocoa, and lightly bitter spicy hops blend well with the coffee flavors. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth; I should have been able to guess just from the appearance. The carbonation contributes to this ultimate creaminess. Medium to full body to wrap everything up. This is most likely the most drinkable English Stout I have ever had. Very smooth, amazing looking, and with a very pleasant taste. This is a great 7% sipper.


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