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

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Can. Black in colour with tanned head. Aroma of black malts, no hops. In taste medium sweet with solid bitter and dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Solid stout.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronTDubs (294) - - DEC 2, 2015
Clear dark brown color. Very fine, but low carbonation. No fruity yeast or hop aroma. Had whiffs of chocolate and burned malts. Quite sweet, but with a good balance from the bitter malts. Rich, oily mouthfeel, but still with a lightish body. Chocolately flavor, but doesn’t last long. Not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomas_W1 (464) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
Dose 0,44l: Tiefschwarz, feinperlig mit feinporigem Schaum; Angenehm würzige Nase mit Röstaromen, Haselnussschalen und Pumpernickel; Angenehm herbe Süße im Körper, etwas Schwarzbrot, starke Malzigkeit, schwarzer Kaffee im Abgang

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
emandkey (71) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - OCT 31, 2015
How: can. Aroma: malty, roasted, coffee beans Appearance: black / very dark red brown colour beer, with good very lasting medium white head. Taste: light to medium sweet, light bitter. Palate: Light body, texture creamy to slick, flat carbonation. long finish. Overall: Simple stout with smooth palate, but not with strong character.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austejaph (61) - LITHUANIA - OCT 31, 2015
Canned. Appearance: black, white foam, cloudy. Aroma: malt, toast, roasted coffee. Taste: toast, roasted coffee. Palate: medium body, creamy, oily feel, flat, long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
500ml bottle as ’Belhaven Black’, 4.2% BB March 2016. Black, dense foamy brown head, thick lacing. Aroma is bourbon biscuit, light tobacco, soft ashy malt. Body is medium to light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste has a little chocolate, watery treacle, finishes with some tobacco and metallic tang. Better than expected.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (350) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2015 Lovely looker. Sweet finish. Not heavy due to strength . Malts cola and peat in mouth. Lacked head retention or would’ve got point more for looks

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mingos (64) - Gdańsk, POLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Brown, clear, with a large light tan head that dissipates in a minute. Aroma: milk chocolate, coffee, cereals, roasted malt. Taste: same as aroma, with a very mild acidity and low bitterness. Smooth, somewhat overcarbonated for a stout, with less than medium body. I expected a more aggressive stout, but it turned out very mild. Still, its aroma and taste are balanced and very much stout-like. The head and carbonation are the weak points, but I still think it’s a decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
KW92 (1128) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 21, 2015

Puszka (440 ml)
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana azotowa, gęsta, wysoka - można jeść łyżką, jak bitą śmietanę. Dosłownie "zostaje" na szkle.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Czuć delikatną paloność, ziemistość. W tle nuty kawowe i czekoladowe.
SMAK: Super gładkie, czyli azotowy standard (piwo odgazowane). Niestety poza fajnym efektem, piwo w smaku ma niewiele do zaoferowania: słodowość oraz nuty czekoladowe (bardzo niewiele).
OGÓLNIE: Jestem ogromnym fanem piw z dodatkiem azotu. Jak dla mnie ciemne piwa - tylko z azotem!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12143) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
Draft - Some roast and cola notes. Jet black with a rich beige head. Chocolate, dark toffee and a nice finish. Not bad.


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