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

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3720) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Pretty black. 3/4" dense tan head. Toasty malt and toffee aroma. Dark roasted malt flavor with toffee accents. Medium heavy body and palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4108) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a near-black deep brown body with a red hue and a medium, short-lived white head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, caramel and hints of grains, toffee and licorice. Scottish stout indeed? Taste is mellow brown-and-crystal malt sweetness, hints of leather, smoke biscuits and bread crumbs. Medium to thin body, soft to medium carbonation. While not being all that impressive as a regular stout, I think the term "Scottish stout" has something going for it - this is a mellow, caramel-infused black beer with hints of smoke. Pretty much just what I’d brewed myself if I aimed at such a category, so I give some props for that. :-)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (2791) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2013
500ml can. Very dark brown color. Almost black. Tiny brown head. For a stout I’d say flat. Metallic, caramel, sugars in aroma. Very very faint coffee. Nice malty, medium roast, grainy flavor. Bit ashy butter in aftertaste. Weak and watery body. Lack of depth. Macrostout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (1101) - ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2013
500ml can. Black, medium head of creamy off-white nitrogen foam. Weak roast and some vanilla, some vague chocolate hints. Taste is pretty thin with more weak roasty malt-coffee notes, some rasty bitterness, dryness and vanilla in the finish. Thin body, dry mouthfeel, smooth carbonation. Just too thin and watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013

Can 500ml. (Nitro).

Clear dark brown - orange amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, roasted, dark malt, vanilla notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, dark roasted, roasted, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130216]

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirstyrabbit (1109) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2013
Can. Dark body, medium head. Weak aroma of roasted... something. Flat mouthfeel with some dark malts. Low bitterness/roastiness. Empty finish. Too light and bland. No character, just uninspiring. I remember their McCallum’s Stout to be much better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2265) - 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 isn’t overly disagreeable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - 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 (2564) - 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 (491) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2013
Black. Lightly roasted malt, coffee, plum aroma. Also a bit of salt. Some sweetness. Ok.


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