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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 20, 2004
Tan head, black body with hints of red, roasty nose. Burnt, roasty body; espresso with mocha notes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2005 A very tasty stout offered by Shipyard. Very dark with not much of a head. Goes down smooth for such a thick beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 15, 2004
Pours very dark, thin tan head even on a vigourous pour. Roasty aroma along with a bit of bread. Flavor was roasty as well with a bitter coffee finish. Medium body. Decent stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3857) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2004
Dark beer out of the bottle with a foamy tan head that would not go away. Too much carbonation on the tongue. Lots of charcol, ash, roast coffee, bitter chocolate and a little blood. Nice bitter coffee sensation in the exhale. Decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2004
Good roasted malt coffee aroma. Black opaque color with an average brown head. Good roasted malt coffee type flavors as I would expect form a good stout. This is a well made stout and I will have no problem drinking it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14780) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Opaque black. Dark brown steady head. Brown bread aroma, slightly alcoholic. Coffee palate with roasted malt. Finish is thin but smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2004
The head just explodes out of the glass no matter how carefully you pour it. It's actually pretty darn iritating. As usual, it's a bit of a second-rate offering from Shipyard. Color looks about right, pitch black with a tan head. If only you could keep the head down to a normal level. As MartinT mentioned, there is little complexity in the aroma and flavor. Roasted malt and coffee flavors are quite prevalent, but it has nothing else going for it. This brew is medium-bodied with way too much carbonation and a too-thin mouthfeel. Way too fizzy. I dunno, all in all it was not a beer worth drinking again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
Prevalent roastiness with blueberry undertones...The body is a bit too carbonated, and even metallic at times, and lacks in malt complexity to my tastes...Roastiness lasts, even meets a little coffee bean, but this doesn't change the fact that this isn't much of a conversation piece...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Slighly roasted, oily and metal aroma. Large,light beige head. Bitter chocolate flavor, metallic hint, slight bitterness. Fairly water body and a little bubbly going down. Shipyard is hit and miss, this one misses IMO.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus (3407) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2004
bottle-pours pitch black with a relentless tan head. aaroma of coffee, dusty yeast, slightly metallic. flavors match the aroma, which isn't a good thing. the bottle was over a year old and i think it was badly oxidized. Thanks BBB63, but this one was a dud

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