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


on tap

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Can. Pours a near-black color with almost no head on it. Nose has some nice roasty elements that you really expect from a stout, though nothing particularly unique. Taste is much the same, with a little bitterness coming through. Good, but nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3993) - - JUL 20, 2013
can. near black with good nitro foam head. intense blackened malt aroma. nice mix of meaty, charred malt flavor with a hint of caramel. smooth and velvety. thick finish with medium body. i’m really like the smoky, meaty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11591) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2013
at ungstrup. clear brown, small white head. Aroma is roasted malts, dry, flavor is roasted malts, nutty, slightrly roeasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12795) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Can shared by Ken at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown/black with orange glints. Creamy light beige head. Chocolate aroma. Med body. Nice bitter chocolate flavor with a hint of coffee and just a little burnt malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ExpendableHero (787) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Dark brown beer with a muddy, brown head. Aromas are of some roasted coffee and charred grains. Tastes of some watery, dark coffee, dark chocolate notes, burnt grains, and some unpleasant charred flavors. Bitter, smoky finish. The burnt bitter flavor lingers for far too long after the last sip. Not all that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8707) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Pounder can from Capone’s and Blue Dog. The nitro can pops loud and vigorously, just like a Scottish lass. The pour is deep jet black with 1-finger uniform eggshell head. This one looks like a fucking tuxedo, and is spectacular to the eyeballs. There are some ruby hues through direct light. The nose is Dark malty Wheaties, a lot like Celebrator. The taste is luscious, rich, malty, and a tad rauchy even, with finishing cacao, charred choc malts, rich oaty lactosy milk sugars, and a super smooth finish. Call the Nitro gasket a gimmick if you will, but it works, and this is a delicious beer, and a beer I’ll be looking to pair with Oliva Series V Maduro cigars.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2094) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Tap from a keg at Farmers Cabinet. Very dark ruby pour. Nice tight tan head. Lace. Dark caramel. Brighter feel than expected. Some coffee/chocolate/ashy notes but not overly distinctive or complicated. Still a very nice dark session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (7952) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
Can. Low but lasting and very good looking dense creamy off-white head. Veyy dark red brown, almost black, body. Weak and mild roasted malt liquorice aroma. Sweet and a bit thin bodied creamy coffee roasted malt liquorice flavor without much hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long mild coffee finish. More tasty than expected with such a low alcohol percentage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10169) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ Epic Beer Fest Denver 2013. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Somewhat roasty, herbal/earthy hoppy, a touch burnt aroma. Smooth, fairly roasty, light coffee, slightly bitter earthy flavor. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2848) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Tap at Rattle nitro. Pours dark black with small head. Nose of fudge. Tastes super milky, of chocolate, light earth, malt, coffee, licorice, and floral. Sper creamy palate almostbtoo much but also thin weird and no real finish.

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