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Belhaven Black (Bottle/Can/Keg)

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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Stout
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belhaven Black Scottish Stout really is something completely different. Bursting with roast coffee and chocolate flavours, this is a truly genuine and premium pint. Brewed using pure Scottish water and a unique blend of Scottish triple malts sourced from the finest locally grown barley.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2769) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2016
From the bottle - Into a Belhaven pint. Ruby black and radiant with a towering plume of tannish foam. Head lasts the length and adds a needed creaminess to the palate. Weedy and grassy, seaweed, umami notes on the nose rounded off by ample lashings of Vegemite™ and Bovril™. Powdery, chalky finish. Mild smoke and ash with a sweet, toffee malt front. A tad of milk chocolate adds just a little bit of character. Drinkable but sits heavy in the stomach
Can - Into a Belhaven pint. Brownish, ruby black with your typical nitro foam. Aroma is low but hints at ash, Vegemite™ and seaweed. Watery but smooth as expected. Sweet front, nutty with a hint of ash, butter and kelp. Long malty finish. Actually more sessionable than the bottled version but much thinner. (50cL bottle (BBE 03/16) & 44cL can (BBE 06/16), BIDBeer)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (967) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
Can. Dark pour with a slight reddish hue, thick creamy tan head, classic nitro pour. Aroma is slightly roasty, very mild with hints of chocolate, heavy cream and dark fruits. Taste is also a little roasty, some light chocolate and biscuit notes, hints of dark fruit. Thin and a little watery, not much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chopper925 (365) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle. Clear pitch black color, small white head. Strong roast malt character, peated aroma. Dust dry taste, medium bitter, astringent, slightly acrid. More roasted malt in the aftertaste, light chocolate. Thin to medium texture, low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Can into a Murphy's stout glass. Very dark pour but not quite opaque. Dark brown to black with dark red highlights. Creamy tan head. Dark malty Roasty nose. No sweetness. Dry Roasty flavor. Notes of burnt. Bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
YantarCoast (671) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2016
440ml can with nitro. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is smokiness and cold coffee. Feels a bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rafael52 (549) - Łódź, POLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: słodowy, aromaty ciemnych owoców, ciemnego pieczywa, delikatnie czekoladowy, palony.
Smak: smukłe, tak jak w aromacie, ciemne owoce, ciemne pieczywo, delikatna kawa, goryczka średnia, w kierunku niskiej.
Wysycenie: średnie.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Fine but quite not distinctive. A roasted coffee flavor with some light chocolate balanced by a few hops.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (601) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
0.5 can with nitro gadget from K-supermarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Looks great with that nitro generated head. Taste is also smooth as in Irish nitro stouts. There is nothing else to say.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11772) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle @ Terminus Den Bosch. Fantastic dark brown to black color with a thick dense creamy off-white head that lasts forever. Smell and taste malts, lightly butter, lightly bitter, a bit lactic sort of speak. Soft mouthfeel, soft delicate velvety texture, suitable soft body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6123) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
Tap @ Terminus, small sample. Dark color, beautiful medium lasting creamy head. Aroma of earthy hop, soft roast, bit coffee. Soft bitter in taste, creamy mouthfeel. Just like an oldskool stout should be.


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