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

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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 (549) - - JUN 22, 2013
Black stout. Burnt malt aroma. Taste is similar but with a fruity undertone. Quite drinkable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Cask at The Falcon, Battersea on 19 May 2012. Poured jet black, with a big, dense beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt and dark fruits. Smooth mouthfeel. Big dark malt flavour, with some molasses and not particularly strong coffee. Finish was light burnt malt, treacle and dates.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Cask conditioned at Jude the Obscure, Jericho, Oxford. Black with cream head. Initially quite fruity with a cherry / strawberry hint on a lightly charred malt. A hint of chocolate edges in onto the palate giving a reasonable depth. Reasonable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (534) - - NOV 19, 2014
Metallic chocolatey roasted aroma. Thick and creamy texture with a nice smooth head. Very dark black. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (929) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Cask at the Panton Arms, Cambridge. Black with a tiny bit of tan head. Liquorice and coffee in the aroma, followed by a surprising dollop of hoppy spruce. Bitter-sour taste, with a short bitter caramel finish. Thinnish mouthfeel. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, taste is similar, better than the bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (4104) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour, no head.
Aroma: Sweet, plum, dried fruit, vinegar.
Body: Thin water body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Quite bland, some fruit, malt, a bit of chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Black beer with a small head. Roasted chocolate and caramel aroma, tar notes, some bread. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, hay, some tar. A bit dull.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear dark brown color, no head. Smell and taste are a bit flat and a bit faint, lightly roasty, lightly bitter, but something really annoying and not very nice in there. Don’t like it at all.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep amber to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Mild acidic and roasted dark malty. Citric and dry malty finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (417) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Rich chocolate, coffee aromas from a pitch black body with a creamy tan head rich sweet smooth chocolate taste, one of the best.


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