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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Again dry stouts are just not for me...and this one is not even a good representation of the style. Very "plain Jane" aroma and flavor. As expected you get some choc notes but this one just is way to dry and bitter. And the mouthfeel is very water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2011
Botella. Deep dark brown colour, beige brownish ehad. Roasted malt and caramel in aroma with soem chocolate. Good mouthfeel. Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lastingRoasted amlt and caramel with chocolate in the flavour. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized, light brown head. Subtle aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Light coffee in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Thanks to BierBauch for the trade. This beer pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a medium dark beige head. Thin lacing. Strong roasted coffee aroma with a hint of malt as well. Moderately dry with coffee dominating the flavor. There is a subtle roasted malt and smoky character in the flavor as well. The finish is lightly bitter hops. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle 355ml @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours black with almost no head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and oatmeal. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
Surprisingly decently drinking stout . Pours black with malt in aroma. Balanced, and not as dry, and decent balance of roast and malt and a bit of chocolate, all at sessionable ABV. Bottle..finished before lunch begins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, a bit of roasted grains, slightly tart fruitiness, sugary notes and a milky hint. Roasty flavor, a bit acidic, with coffee notes and light fruitiness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 8/27/2006
Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Gothenburg
Black color, brown head. Sweet chocolate mixed with coffee scent. Sour and bitter taste, not much else. High sharp bitterness.

12 fl oz bottle at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, on November 7, 2012.
Black color, small brown head. Sweet, malty, salty, sea weed, chocolate scent. "Viol" (viola?), metallic, fruity, roasted, coffee taste. The viola is very potent at first, then mainly metallic and roasted. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
355 ml bottle. BB M/13. (K-Citymarket) Jyväskylä, Finland.
I’m not quite sure about the ABV as it’s not mentioned on the label. But it’s illegal to sell any beers with more than 4.7% in the supermarkets and I bought this from one. Black colour with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, grassy hops and mild bitterness. Not bad. The flavour is quite simple with roasted malt, dry grainy notes, grassy hops and some mild bitterness. Very drinkable. Slightly thin.

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