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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 236   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Black with beige head. Aroma of roast malts, coffee, and liquorice. Taste mild sweet and bitter. Finish mild wood. Body quite thin. Pretty flat.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fluxing (355) - POLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Kolor czarny, rubinowe refleksy pod swiatlo, klarowne. Piana wysoka, szybko opada, zostawia gruba warstwe, slabo oblepia szklo. W zapachu poczatkowo bardzo intensywna palonosc, a nawet wedzonosc, ale z czasem ujawnia sie takze mokry karton i kiszona kapusta. W smaku intensywnie palone, kawowe i lekko karmelowe, lekka kwasnosc, wlasciwie nic wiecej sie nie dzieje, ale przynajmniej wady obecne w aromacie sa niewyczuwalne w smaku. Odczucie w ustach wodniste, ale jednoczesnie gladkie i aksamitne. Goryczka niska, ale mocno sciagajaca, lekko ziolowa. Wysycenie niskie.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JHeath99 (1100) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Taste of roasted malts and coffee. Aroma of roasted malts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2250) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2014
Can from local Yamaya store. Light chocolate roasty nose, graham crackers, burnt matches. Black, with a smooth creamy off-white head. Very mild dark roast initial, gentle bittering in mid palate, lightly metallic, too. Thin and a bit watery. Flavors are much like the aroma. The nitro thing waters it all down too much.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (168) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Black beer with cream head. Taste is dry, coffee, little acid with roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (425) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 29, 2014
440ml can from Carrefour, Xintiandi, Changchun. Pors almost black with a thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste a little grassy and a little sweet but with chocolate too. Overall pretty good, a decent find in China.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElDesmadre (1671) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, grain and grass, with marginal chocolate notes. The taste is more stout-like, with the chocolate part coming to the front, although I miss the roast. Also, an obnoxious metallic note appears. Watery, bland, light bitter. Drinkable for sure but why bother?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2014
Can from Yamaya. Nearly black, some orange tints, fine nitro head. Creamy, milky nose, chocolate, root beer, light vanilla. Sweet chocolate and cream flavor, some coffee and tobacco in the background and a light sour tartness. Thin and smooth nitro body that I don’t really dig. Taste is reasonably nice, though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregus (265) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Butelka; Aromat ciemnych słodów. W smaku lekko palone, czekoladowe, dosyć wodniste z niską goryczką.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap b lack with a light brown foamy head that fades and laces. Smooth clean taste of coffee and chocolate. Nothing fancy but nice and straight forward.


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