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

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Black pour. Tan head. Some lacing. Burnt rubber aroma with some malt and coffee. Sweet rubber taste, much akin to peated beverages. Not much in the way of a hint of chocolate, like is stated on the label. But it isnít overly disagreeable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Can. Creamy off-white good fully lastin "nitro" head. Black colour-. MOderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Nice moderate bitter very dry and roasted flavor. I think this is a dry stout. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2472) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Clear bottle, pours black brown, aromas of chocolate and a little burnt toast, dry on the palate, lightly roasty with chocolate and ash notes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABS (465) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2013
Black. Lightly roasted malt, coffee, plum aroma. Also a bit of salt. Some sweetness. Ok.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm_Warning (77) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Currently drinking while typing. Aroma is very faint for a Stout, chocolate, coffee, toastiness and a Greene King kind of vibe to it. It pours with a small beige head (which was an effort to achieve in the first place) and a clear red/brown/black hue to the beer. Taste is relatively similar to the aroma, with the toasty chocolates and coffee, short and sharp with nothing too exciting and low bitterness. In the mouth this beer feels watery and thin with tingly carbonation on the tongue; with a stout you expect a full body, a creamy texture and smooth carbonation, this has none of these really. Overall, itís an ok beer, but personally I wouldnít call it a stout. I wonít be rushing back to this any time soon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 15, 2013
Can from Super Best, Hellerup. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and licorice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2191) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2013
Clear black with small light brown bubbly foam head. Aroma is caramelized sugar and coffee. Taste is somewhat weak, watery, coffee. Dissapointing a bit. Aftertast is coffee. (Moscow 201304)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfredvik (1124) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
Clear, black body with a deep red hue topped by a creamy, light-brown head with average size and lifetime that laces the glass well. Moderate to faint aroma with dark caramel and roasted notes. At first I found the aroma a bit unclean, I though I found some sweet butter-like notes in the back, together with some cooked corn. Now that Iíve tasted the beer I canít find any traces of these notes in the flavour, so I might have been tricked by the general sweet maltiness of the beer? Or is it just my natural scepticism against clear bottles? Still, I prefer to rate the aroma before I taste the beer, hence the rather low Aroma score. The taste is light sweet and light bitter, with a very, very faint hint of metal in the first few sips. The flavours are dominated by chocolate, dark caramel and roasted notes. I also get some hints of coffee and fruits/berries. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. A nice, more-ish and drinkable beer (letís forget about the butter).
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 months before BB date, from Meny Oslo City, Oslo]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, coffee, roasted malt, fruit. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, coffee, fruit. Medium body. OK beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Draught. Dark red black color. Dense one finger head. Light malty taste. Minor chocolate notes. Ok stout. Good drinker.


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