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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Bottle and keg: Filtered; Cask: Unfiltered.
Introduced August 1993.
Ingredients: British pale ale malt; Crystal, Chocolate and Black malts; Roasted barley; Warrior, Cascade, Tettnang, Goldings hops; warm fermenting English yeast.
OG 1052
A slightly stronger Guinness copy with a deep, almost black body and a creamy white head that is always pleasing to drink. Blue Fin Stout is brewed and bottled according to tradition with only premium, high quality ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Pours dark, big dark tan head with a lot of staying power. Coffee and chocolate aromas, slightly thin mouthfeel, almost porterish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (443) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Nice dark color, with an impressively foamy head. Good flavor of chocolate and some roasted malts. Somewhat dry. One of the best stouts you can find for this price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Nitro... Mellow Mushroom, Tampa... Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, ultra creamy, khaki head. Incredible retention. Smoky, chocolaty aroma. Well-balanced flavor with plenty of cocoa and vanilla... leans just slightly toward the sweet side. Medium to full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Finishes chocolaty and lightly bitter. Dumbed down a bit from the nitrogen, but that’s not the beer’s fault. Surprisingly good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Wow, this beer is an absolutely perfect pour. Dark beer with lots of dark brown head. The taste isn't far behind. A 'powerful' stout full of flavor and different tastes. I only got one bottle of this so far, but you can bet your a$$ I'm going to pick up a 6er of this soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2004
Draught, @ Federal Jack’s, Kennebunk, Maine.</br> Dark brown with a thick tan head. Roasted, toasted, ashy aroma and flavour. Smooth mouth feel and long palate that invites deep gulps, approaching quaffing. Yes, I had one or two of these puppies with my clam chowder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Pours nicely black with a large, airy, light brown head. The head fade gradually, pitting first, and finally dissipating into a thick rick around the edges of the glass and a thin film of brown bubbles across the surface. There's something a little strange about the aroma. It's almost pear-like and something, maybe butterscotch or toffee. The flavor is clean. Coffee, chocolate. A really short finish. A little thin on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Black with a tan head that left some lacing. Chocolate, raisons, coffee and molasses. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Thanks to Mabdoney for this one.Bottled at home. Nice good dry stout. Had a good chocolate taste throughout the whole beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 Rating #1 Bottle (7 4 7 3 14). Dark brown to black color with a creamy brown head. A sweet chocolate and roasted aroma. Creamy body with a dry roasted finish. A hint of sweetness at the finish. Thanks to mabdoney for sending this to me. Rating #2 Bottle (rating from August 2005 notes) (6 3 6 3 15). Black color with a deep roasted malt flavor with bitter chocolate aftertaste. A nice chocolate sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2003
#10 in my Stouts of November tribute: Very dark brown hue with maroon highlights. A large tan head which settled down nicely to produce very good lace. Nutty, molasses, coffee, mocha aroma with additional nose of floral and piney hops, leather yeast esters, and smoke. The taste is mostly dry, smoky and bitter with a touch of fruity twang and minor malt sweetness. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Chalky and somewhat metallic finish. Good but I've had better, quaffable.

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