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

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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Dingwall, Highlands, Scotland. Black with light brown head. Initially there is a good roasty, malty note, some liquorice some coffee hints, however; the beer is quite thin on the palate with a light tinny note. The overall effect is of a slightly unbalanced beer but still quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3764) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Black pour, with ruby hues, and a small white head. Sweet malty aroma, nice roasted malts, sweet caramels, and some nice cereals. Lively carb, some body. A nice sweet roasty amlt finish, with a medium bitterness, and some subtle piney hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3039) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from a Belhaven sampler pack from the LCBO. Very dark ruby body - verging on black - with a small tan head. Aroma of deeply roasted malt - almost charred - with notes of coffee, treacle, and perhaps Iím imagining it, but a wisp of peat smoke. Medium-thin body, more porter-like than stout-ish. Nice roasty flavour, with moderate dark sugar sweetness at the top, a quickly drying middle, and a quick but noticeable hit of hop bitterness to wrap things up. Iíd like more body, but otherwise, a decent pub stout.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kazaam (2) - POLAND - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
aroma: chocolate, coffee, a bit poor a lot like classic guiness; appearance: black, clear, white foam, just perfect; taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, good, but not intense; medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, pretty good; I liked it far more than classic guinness draught, although Iíve been drinking a lot of better dry stouts. still, giving the price itís pretty good choice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2015 Keg @ Junction Inn, Southampton. Black, smaller head than its more famous cousins. Not much to the aroma unfortunately. Bit of barley and liquorice but very very faint. Taste is refreshingly sweet/sour. More tang than Iím used to in a keg stout, so thatís nice. Not much in the way of haecceity but refreshing nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2859) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours black with a small white ring. Aroma is light roasted malt and small coffee. Taste is roasted malt with a small bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
A mild and slightly milky and sweet stout. Nothing amazing. Lacking a lot of substance.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1419) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours a deep black color with a dark aroma malt flavor. Taste is simple, easy drinking with notes of roasted hops. Clean tasting flavor that is simple. A good dark beer for an everyday drinker.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Widget can. Perfectly black with a dense light khaki head. A lightly roasted peanut and caramel nose. There is also a little bit of milk chocolate present. The body is thin and watery. This is like lightly roasted coffee mixed with a little bit of dark chocolate. The light finish has notes of bread crust. A decent thin stout that tried to be like Guinness and succeeded in being equally boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Poured from 500ml bottle at home. Aroma is a bit metallic, maybe some malt in there. Appearance is a deep reddish-black with some fizzy head. Taste comes around with some nice malt, roasty with some mild coffee in there. Feel is OK, not creamy but solid. Overall a decent stout.


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