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


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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BrewGoblin (517) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
I swear that UK brewers must possess some clandestine and ancient malting secret when it comes to Stouts. I don’t know how a shade of blacker that is blacker than black exists but it does. The head is a creamy wonder of beige existence, traces of its earlier whereabouts evident from the thickly coated inside. Well, that was the good part. This likely otherwise quite tasty beer is ruined by stinging metallic notes in both smell and taste, rising above what I imagine are rather enjoyable dark chocolate and coffee notes. The resulting brew is a slightly watery (despite creamy and thick appearances) onyx pour with soft carbonation and a truly annoying taste of kissing a robot. I would be intrigued to try this on tap close to the source. From a can, no way man. Luckily I have another can in case this one was a dud. Fingers crossed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
[6538-20140718] Bottle. Mild roasted bread aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Roasted bready grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(c/o GregClow)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (390) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2014
Can @ Big Ben Pub, Tartu. Pours black with small head. Aroma of roasted malts with some chocolate. Taste is the same, watery. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Namespayne (58) - - DEC 2, 2014
Pint can--> pint glass. Strong notes of smoked hickory and even mesquite. Nice creamy head that stays, and caramel dark brown sandy caramel washout as it settles in the glass-similar to Guinness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (905) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4198) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Aroma is roasted malts, fruit and chocolate. The flavor is fruit, tobacco, light chocolate, dark malts and a tart/acidic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hypercubic (8) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
Absolutely great foam on the head ! Really thin beer with light bitternes which is almost flat. All those features makes beer quite drinkable even in great amounts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2609) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2014
Can from Yamaya for 400 yen bought in honor of Stout Day. A great looking nitro pour gives you a pitch black beer with a dense creamy light beige long-lasting head of foam. It has a mild savory coffee aroma with roasted oats accents. A great soft silky cream-like mouthfeel. The taste is sweet coffee, a bit of lactose, some roastiness and toffee notes in the finish. It is quite a refined flavor that seems to have been paired down to it’s essence. Not that complex but well put together delivering a stout with no muss nor fuss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3196) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
On tap at NDHQ Sgts/WOs Mess. Opaque black body with a lasting, thick, beige creamy head. Well balanced malty aroma with hoppy and some roasted cereals hints. Its decent malty/hoppy taste carries some woody and roasty notes. Ends with a good bitter/roasty finish. Decent Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yodapl (70) - POLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Puszka. Kolor: czarny z rubinowymi refleksami widocznymi pod światło. Piana: nienaganny wygląd stout’a w wysp brytyjskich; kremowa, brudno biała, niezbyt obfita paina, z fantastycznym lacingiem. Aromat: orzechy, chlebowo, słodowo, ciemne aromaty, stylowo. Smak:praktycznie zerowe wysycenie, kremowe, gładkie z zaskakującym orzechowym posmakiem. Piwo lekkie, szalenie pijalne, zero goryczki. ardzo dobty stout, moim zdaniem puszkowy Guinness, zarówno ten z Anglii, jak i z Polski (w innych lokacjach nie piłem) jest gorszym piwem niż Belhaven Black.

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