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RATINGS: 546   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3582) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a black/deep red with a thick and fluffy tan head. Strong roasted aroma with a hint of sweet. Initial coffee taste with a followup of roasted malt and a slightly sweet finish. A bit thin, but on the whole not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Mildly roasty and not as "dry" as I'd like - finish lingered long with licorice and latte. Palate is medium - kind of watery at the edges.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Sounded like a gusher, didn't, but sure pour like one. Near black with a hugh fluffy tan head that settles to look like lightly beaten tan egg whites. A few spots of lace. Initial CO2 burn from the devoided head space. Molassas, tar and coffee aroma. Very spritzy on the mouth like a stout soda. Dark roasted malt and patent bitterness. Just to effervecent to really enjoy. Some late grainy/malty flavor in the linger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Very dark, heavily roasted, full-bodied. Chocolate undertones with a hint of coffee. A pretty good stout.

3.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (482) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9498) - 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!

4.3
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3138) - 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.


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