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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   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.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (798) - - JUN 22, 2013
Black stout. Burnt malt aroma. Taste is similar but with a fruity undertone. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
stijnve (7) - - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
Tastes really like coffee. Is ok to drink one but not more. Would like to have a bit more bitterness .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bedzinianin06 (263) - - AUG 14, 2015
Barwa piwa brązowa, piwo klarowne. Piana średnio-obfita, beżowa, średnio-szybko opada do pierścienia. Średnio-duże pęcherze. Dosyć intensywny, słodki aromat. Czuć czekoladę i paloność, ale nie kawę. Może trochę karmelowe. Zbyt wodniste, za wysokie wysycenie jak na stouta, goryczka niska. W smaku niemal nic. Lekko palone, ale strasznie wodniste, trochę słodkie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KrOliK (100) - - AUG 14, 2015
Deep amber brown colour (not far from black) with a medium sized foamy off-white head, that leaves some lace as well. Flavour is toasted malts, mild ashy notes along with chocolate and coffee as well as some slight ripe fruitiness. Flavour is rather similar, but also has a nice bitterness towards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrMati (57) - Trzebnica, POLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Coffee aroma. Dark brown colour with ruby reflection. Low, creamy foam that lasts quite long. Coffee taste with sour note behind. Medium carbonation. Rather dry. Bitterness is low but it is replaced by coffee. After heating turns to medium. Coffee aftertaste. Easy drinking. Well balanced Stout, doesnt suprise at anything.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reeej (62) - Suwałki, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Aromat typowy dla stouta, nie intensywny, nuty kawy, czekolady. Kolor czarny, klarowny, nieprzejrzysty. Piana na 1 palec, bardzo drobna, brązowa, szybko opada do zera. W smaku czuć wyraźną kwaśność. Do tego gorzka czekolada, słodowość, minimalna goryczka i może jakieś ledwo wyczuwalne nuty kawowe. Zdecydowanie zbyt duże nasycenie, jest ono agresywne i szczypiące. Smakuje i pachnie oczywiście jak stout, ale trzeba tutaj doprecyzować, smakuje i pachnie jak słaby stout. Da się wypić, bo jest lekki, ale nie polecam.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3592) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Cask. Piana spora jak na wytrawne piwo, kremowa trwala. Glebia czerni z lekkimi refleksami krwistej czerwieni. Piwo sycace z mnostwem czekolady. doskonale pasowalo do lodow czekoladowych

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
On cask, poured into an english pint. The aroma is fairly strong, roasted and smokey, with undertones of caramel, chocolate, and nuts. It pours a dark, deep mahogany color and is topped by a whipped, dense tan cream head that has great retention and lace. The taste is a medium bitter and light sweet with a touch of umami. The texture is creamy, but thin, with a very soft and smooth carbonation and a medium light body containing smokey flavors, nuts, and chocolate. It finishes smooth and a bit burnt, with a light, woody spice slight, a slight molasses, and a hint of lactose which all cleans nicely and leaves a pleasant, mild spice, chocolate chip cookie, and fig aftertaste that’s light, but lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (983) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
This stout poured a deep, dark Amber colour with a beautiful, creamy, tan coloured head. Scents of molasses, caramel and coffee. First swig was smooth with a thin mouthfeel. Flavours of roasted malt and coffee most prominent. Finish is nice and toasty...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerman33190 (76) - FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
User-friendly inoffensive stout. Not too heavy, bitter, smokey etc. Doesn’t impress but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
On tap in Elie, Fife. Thick creamy head looks like a nitro tap. . Aroma: Dominated by dank and earthy English hops. Disappointing. The flavor is quite fine. Somehow the hops fade to the background, excepting the mild-moderate bitterness. Solid dark malt flavor with just faint hints of coffee.

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