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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   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.


ianwelby's rating

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (748) - - JUN 22, 2013
Black stout. Burnt malt aroma. Taste is similar but with a fruity undertone. Quite drinkable.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reeej (56) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3489) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (830) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (933) - 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...

3.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3007) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kjoannak (30) - - APR 4, 2015
Very good .................................................. ......,.,................

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Tateless very little if any aroma thin ,utterly pointless imitation stout,typical of Belhaven,brown tasteless sludge avoid at all costs, water has more taste

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (1378) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 4, 2015
Draught (nitro) @ Albion. Dark brown with reddish tint, small creamy beige head, no aroma at all, low carbonation, thin body, sweetish caramel taste, abrupt finish. Not a particularly impressive stout.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (617) - - JAN 31, 2015
Floral, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, coffee, coffee, coffee, chocolate, alcohol


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