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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottled . This would be better if there was a richer texture to meet the roasted dry bitterness ; smoky vibes. coffee’ish . some dark fruit like plum ...A work in progress..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
355ml Bottle: poured into a Gordon’s thistle shaped glass at home on 26th Nov 13. An American brewed Stout bought in rural Shropshire from a national supermarket, something that would have been unheard of only two years ago. The glass suited the beer: the black body and tanned head looked majestic, sadly the head faded very quickly into a thin wisp and collar, what a pity. Burnt dark chocolate notes hit my nose, closely followed by black coffee pot boiling on an open wood fire. The taste followed the aroma nicely: slightly smoked coffee and dark chocolate flavours with a dry mildly bitter finish. Thought the body a bit thin for a Dry Stout but otherwise not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1661) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
330ml bottle from Tesco - Jet black body with a fast dissipating head, ends up looking like Cola. Chocolate malt coffee and smoke nose. Great complex flavour chocolate tart, a hint of coffee and a toasted taste that just keeps going. A full bodied, full flavour stout that is a joy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2495) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle from Morrisons [061113]
Pitch black, frothy tan head, some lacing
Aroma - Light nose, some burnt roast, slight hint of dark sweet malt
Taste of roasted malts, touch of burnt toast, bit of sweet dark malt underneath
Palate - Medium carb, over carbonated, fairly thin but watery body. Finish - rather dry, thin bitter roast, bit metallic from the CO2, but this went away after the beer had been sitting around a while
Overall - This was a bit too fizzy and rather plain overall. Not a fan of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Roast slightly smoky malt, toast, hint of liquorice, woody and grassy. Taste: Low sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness with a slight saltiness. Palate: Toasty, note of burnt caramel and then bitter sourness in a lingering finish. Thick smooth texture, light body, not at all sweet and average carbonation. Comments: Very good and glass lace. This review is for the 4.7% ABV bottle version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2013
From the bottle. Appears to be jet black. Smell is slight roast, old coffee and cocoa. Taste is old coffee, cocoa, dark fruits, raisins. Clean finish. Decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle: Created a soft pillow of foam for a head while the liquid was a dark blackish colored brown. In the aroma, there is moderate usage of roast malts that are evident while also having some characteristics of a coffee. The flavor is bland and empty with a finish of decaf coffee and some cheap bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
OwainTurner (420) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle from supermarket. Run of the mill stout, mostly, but does have a nice mouth feel. Meg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1150) - 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 (2104) - 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.

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