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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4469) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2013
500 ml bottle. A clear dark brown body with a nice creamy beige head. Light, but pleasant in aroma, biscuit and mild roasted malt. Flavor has also some mild roasted malt, dry fruit, some liquorice and mild bitterness. Medium body and moderate in aftertaste. A decent no nonsense, but not particular exiting beer either.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Flaske 0,5l fra ICA Stakkevollan. Drukket hjemme 8 Des 12. Veldig mørk rød. Egentlig sort. Pent, litt farget kremaktig skum som varer en stund og fester seg til glasset. Beskjeden kaffearoma. Smaken er litt kaffe & lakris - på grensen til fjøs. Litt tynn.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
0.5 L clear bottle, purchased @Centra Colosseum, Oslo. Pours a translucent dark mahogny brown, under a quickly fading greyish head. Low aroma level. Faint mocha and mild roast. Dryish and clean, mild chocolate-accented malt body. Gently hopped. Softly carbonated. Smooth in the mouth. Feels full for a such a low abv beer. Short finish. Not very exciting, but flawless and a very easy drinkable beverage.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LED40 (61) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2012
500ml bottle reviewed on xmas eve. As the name suggests its black in appearance with a thin off white head. Kind of burnt smoky aroma which is quite pleasant on winter’s night. The taste is dry, mildly hoppy with liquorice and chocolate notes mostly present. On the palate it isn’t too creamy unlike a number of other stouts and is actually quite thin. A decent sessionable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3115) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
Aroma of burnt toffee and charcoal. Flavour is nice, bittersweet and full of roasted malt with a hint of caramel. Has a light carbonation and a thin texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6078) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle from an Oslo supermarket. Cola color, fluffy beige head. Rogasted grain aroma. Toast, grain, a hint of rye bread, dry hops in the background. Not pretentious, but nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bansidhe (10) - Perth, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle from Tesco Aromas - Black coffee, charcoal, dark roasted malts, hint of dark chocolate/cocoa. Taste - Not a lot of bitterness. Smooth but quite mild and watery. Light roasted flavour. Little bit of caramel. Not a lot to this. Inoffensive but a bit dull.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1937) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Black beer large beige head. Coffee aroma a little sweet. Taste is of chocolate and coffee with roasted malts. Palate is too carbonated for my taste. An OK stout but there are a lot better out there.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4490) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
Black colour with a beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee aroma. Moderate sweet with a dry texture. Medium body. Chocolate and roasted malt flavour.
[On tap at Macintyres in Troon, Scotland]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle: Not really black, but deep ruby-amber coloured with a small and persistent off-white foamy layer, not outspoken dtry fruity and roasty-toasty nose, mild but distinctive traces of cacao detectable; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied; dryish bitter-malty to ashy finish. A good brew...


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