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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (8852) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8781) - 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 (8773) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 Bottled 12/03/14. A black beer with a dissipating beige head. A dry and bitter stout. Lots of charcoal. Coffee in the mouth. A bit of hop sting. Dryness dominates. Score 3.5
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4 and 3.5 Score unaltered

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8351) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
Dark black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is quite roasty and cocoaish. Fresh roasty maltiness with a light espresso finish. Fresh cocoa and light roast over a lean maltiness. Simple tasty dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2011
12 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors, opened 3/15/11. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet caramel notes and a nutty note. The taste is roasted malts, sunflower seeds and tart fruits that seem like they’re not supposed to be there. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7926) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with red tints and a diminishing head. Aromas are raisins and blackberry with molasses and dark cherry. Earthy coffee with treacle and light liquorice and cola. Flavours are dark berries with coffee, cola and chocolate. Molasses with bitter lemon and medicinal notes. Dry on the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (7857) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2011 horribly awful beer. nitro serving. extremely thin and watery body with harsh malt and a toothpaste, butter and mold smell and flavor. wormwood yeast? fuck no.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle. To be honest the only reason that I bought this is that BJCP lists this as a classic example of the style (and BYO just had an issue on stouts). Pours with a deep brown near black body and a medium deep tan head. Aromas of chocolate, leather, dried/dark fruit, coffee. Restrained roast. Molasses and brown sugar, but not sweet. Vanilla and egg yolks. Flavor of roast, earth, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, and twigs. Flavor falls off quickly. A decent beer at the end of the day (especially for Shipyard). Somewhat lively, but also somewhat thin. Decent example of a not particularly exciting style (for my palate).

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