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


on tap

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   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 (1106) - - JUN 22, 2013
Black stout. Burnt malt aroma. Taste is similar but with a fruity undertone. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (533) - Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Kinda bitter. Deep chocolate, lots of tart coffee. Black dark mildly smoky flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
Opaque black color with a faint copper hue. Magnificent slow construction, wave effect at the bottom, sexy degrading robe from black to white, with super fine head definition. Very thick and creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 20 minutes, with basic legs. Flavors of leather and smoked salmon, faint dark fruits and cherries, coffee, chocolate, molassy, with faint spices ans roasted malts. Good balance, but bland. Slick oily medium body with moderate carbonation. Light finish, lingers with sugary molasses, not very tasty. Feels more like a thin porter. The flavors are too faint, feels overly accessible, and lacks freshness. A Guinness beats the crap out of it. Overall below average stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alebarasi (34) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - OCT 1, 2016
Dense black color with 1 finger colored head. Smell of coffee grinds, roast, cocoa powder and smoke, with a metallic-like note in between. Slightly sweet and roasty taste, with notes of black coffee, bittersweet chocolate and malts. Kinda bitter aftertaste. Although kind of watery beer, I wouldn’t mind another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4913) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
(Belhaven Black Scottish Stout (Cask)) Tap at Folks pub, full pint. Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, tall and thick, creamy, tan head on top, with very good retention. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee, light caramel. Taste of roasted malts, caramel , chocolate, light metallic notes. Medium thick body, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Piw (846) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Frisch gezapft. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Spritzig. Dünner Körper metallischer Nachgeschmack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sumo234 (43) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 12, 2016
0,5 l bottle. Watery, drinkable, low bitterness. A little bit mettalic aroma and taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
anzoanzo77 (75) - SLOVENIA - AUG 9, 2016
Aroma roasted malt and coffee. Black colou. Low bitterness, and a bit sour. Watery, drinkable, but overall nothing special. Also a bit of iron in aroma and taste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Soulless (13) - Ekaterinburg, RUSSIA - JUL 29, 2016
Don’t like it. Very sour and that’s ruin everything. Not recommending it at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Pint at the pub in Lochaline in June 2016. Pours almost black in colour. Aroma - bags of cocoa and a little espresso. Also some fruity notes. Rather lighter than an average stout, and somewhat watery, but very drinkable for that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
fuzzcro (254) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
I thought it to be a very good brew...though not as thick as I prefer a stout to be. The can I had was widget loaded and I wasn’t aware...bold pour, nice looking and a fair drink. I would drink it again. It is one of the prettiest "loaded" brews I’ve ever seen. ***I see I have mistakenly rated a can on this entry. I wasn’t aware of what (cask) meant and didn’t realize there was a better choice to review.

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