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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (932) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
355ml bottle from Morrison’s Supermarket (£1.50):
Dark roasted malts & some chocolate upfront with some sweet notes that follow this. There is some milky chocolate and a dark fruit smell that is pretty standard for the style before finishing with some earthy tones.
Black with a thick looking, quite creamy head that is a dark shade of tan brown in colour and holds well at about a centimetre tall.
Earthy & roasted malts kick things off with a sweetness that is coupled with some dried fruit and darker flavours such as dates and prunes. There is a bitter chocolate taste that follows this with some roasted barley and a little coffee too.
Light medium body and seemed more watery than I had expected. There was definitely evidence of stronger than average carbonation but this died down some as the beer settled.

A disappointment as far as I’m concerned, a beer that was a little thin and definitely lacked in both flavour and smell. A run-of-the-mill stout which is a shame because I was looking forward to this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from Morrison’s Middlesbrough. Pour very dark with short lasting cream head. Sweet coffee and liquorish aroma. A bit of a sour taste. Coffee and a little smoke, but also something a bit vegatabley. Too fizzy for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
355ml bottle from Morrisons. Cola colour with a rapidly disappearing beige head; some ground coffee and chocolate malt aroma; thin and watery with a very light malty body with more chocolate and coffee; and a dry finish with a touch of alcohol. A rather plain stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Pours just off black with a thin head. Aroma is of a cocoa rich milk chocolate with a light coffee note. Flavour adds some dried fruit notes and a firm, lasting bitterness. Almost no roast notes which is a bit odd for an Irish stout. This is a pretty decent beer but it is not a classic Irish stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
sodino (2) - modena, ITALY - OCT 3, 2013 does not count
...simply good...no so nice like other of same category...but good...summer and hot night can take a better way...small bubbles and clear color...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4598) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
light roasted malty aroma,black, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, fizzy, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
Dark brown, almost black. Has an off-white head. Roasted aroma, dry coffee, expresso. Flavor is starting sweet, notes of paraffin, heavy dry texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
witthatsbier (220) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2013
pours dark brown head is light brown and lasts briefly,taste is bitter maybe too bitter as their little balancing sweetness but it is american and lots of their breweries do overdo it a bit,otherwise their is a hint of chocolate,the aftertaste is dry but a bit sourish and not pleasant,not a beer I would buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1806) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from Morrisons. Black beer with residual mocha head. Aroma of roast coffee and malts. Taste is burnt coffee beans, roasted malts and smoked wood. Some hop bitterness in the finish. Moderate carbonation and light to medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle, from Morrisons Grimsby. Jet black, fluffy and lasting coffee brown head and gentle condition. Low aromas of phenolic smoke, coffee and roasted barley in the nose, quite dry and bitter in the mouth with roasted barley becoming dominant, some low liquorice notes and a touch of raw coffee bean. Finish is muted and bitter with some roasted barley lingering briefly.

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