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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
This isn’t an Irish stout--or at least wasn’t last year when I bought a bottle. The bottle I had was black and thick, with a chocolate and walnut nose. It was a dense beer, somewhat one-dimensional with a sharp malt astringincy (too much crystal malt is what it tastes like). It’s a decent beer, but they need to ratchet back the crystal malt, and try to achieve the dryness through roasted barley and different hopping.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
355ml bottle. Black with lots of brown head. Aroma is roasty with some smoke and chocolate accents. Quite creamy too. There’s a certain harshness to the taste of some dry stouts that I don’t find here. Getting a faint hint of woodsmoke in the finish. Carbonation is much too high, which spoils it a bit. Despite that, it’s one of the better dry stouts I’ve had.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2142) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
12 oz bottle poured very dark brown, looking black and opaque in the glass. Weak, light brown head. Feel: medium body with light carbonation. Flavor: U.K. style stout with plenty of very dark roasted malt flavor with minimal burnt or char elements.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1715) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, three months out of date, found hiding in the cellar. Think it came from Morrisons. Very dark brown. Tan head, that only appears after a swirl. Vine fruits, and cocoa at the start. A little ash, and a wet chamois thing, too. In fact, a lot of the wet chamois. Taste is ashy dry. A little bitterness. Palate is thin. Too much carbonation, also. Finishes dry, and long bitter. A hint of sweet, on the lips, right at the end.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silvan7 (749) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle @ home. Marrone opalescente schiuma beige grossolana, poco persistente. Aroma tostato, fondi di caffè, salamoia di olive, un po’ di tabacco. Poco complesso. Gusto secco, amaro, tostato, di caffè, tabacco, poco luppolata, o quantomeno con luppoli non propriamente amaricanti. Poco calda, poco carbonata. Consistenza "appiccicosa". Non molto equilibrata, ma abbastanza armonica.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Noire et tête beige comme le désert. Au nez, café, malts rôtis et caramel foncé. En bouche, malts torréfiés, fumée, café surchauffé et légère acidité. Au palais, corps plutôt mince, effervescence normale et texture presque aqueuse. Finale extra sèche bien noire.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (253) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
From twelve ounce bottle to pint. Beautiful jet black color. Decent light brownish, thin head. Great aromas and tastes of chocolately smoothness! Great complexity while keeping it simple and easy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (203) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Trappist glass. Pours a dark brown to black colour with a short-lived beige head. Aroma is dry chocolate and burnt notes. Good mouthfeel for the ABV and very flavoursome (chocolate, hint of mocha and a lasting dryness) for what it is. Overall a very good effort. Probably my favourite sub 5% beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (723) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
355 ml bottle. Black with tanned head. Smell is roasted malt with coffee chocolate. Taste is full bodied roasted malt with coffee and chocolate balanced with nice bitterness. A bit light. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1550) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains. And a right bargain at 60p!! Deep rich whisky and roast malt aroma, pours a lovely thick black, with a coffee coloured head. Oily palate, with some tobacco notes and tar. Really enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1046) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from B&M. Colour is black with a tiny tan head. Aroma is chocolate, and honey. Flavour is toasty malt, and coffee.


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