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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wales28 (60) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Dark almost black with small brown head. Sweet malts aroma, chocolate. Taste also sweet, chocolate and roasted malts

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1117) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2015
(Bottle 0,5l)
Aroma: Dry, roasted, coffee, later some dark fruits.
Appearance: Black color. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Coffee, light sweet, roasted.
Palate: Medium body. Light dry finish.
Overall: Good stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2975) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL., and nitro pushed to a flight glass, displaying a clear, ruby highlighted, brown tone, after the cascading show, with a persistent, mousse-like layer of light brownish tan head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was a tough read past the stubborn foam, but finally offered some roasted, mocha notes, subtle smoke, light caramel sweetness, and smooth malt. Light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation, and some subtle creaminess to the mouthfeel, the flavor was similar notes as the nose, but even less pronounced, with a bit of thin, watery texture. Quite drinkable, with a mild, Guinness-like nature that was a familiar blast from the past.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thullin187 (14) - Smyrna, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 Smells of roasted malts, smokey and cofee, Apperance is typical porter black with a 1 finger sexy tan head. Tongue senses roasted malts and coffee, mild cappocinno and milk. slight sour finish, feels smooth and beautiful on the tongue. creamy but not to thick. soft carbonation that kicks in the finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2277) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours not quite black with a thin creamy head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste of caramel, chocolate and light roast.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosco (236) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours very dark, almost opaque red/brown. Very thin head and lacing, head quickly dissipates leaving a thin, even lacing. Carbonation is almost flat and palate is watery. Similar to Guinness with a sweeter finish and less complexity and mouth feel. 440ml/14.9oz can. Gifted from a friend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at Winking Lizard. Pitch black pour with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and slight coffee. Light-bodied with a roasty malt and chocolate character, with some earthy coffee in the background. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrJamesMcEwan (151) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2015
* Bottle. Pours deep black, with a frothy cream coloured head. * Aroma is strong roast malt, burnt toast, slight caramel & coffee. * Palate is full body, medium carbonation, medium bubbles. * Taste is sweet malt, caramel, coffee & hint of dark chocolate. * Finish is thin, rich & malty, then dry. * Thin, sweet malt, caramel, coffee.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrus86 (200) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2015
CAN. Pours black with thick creamy head. "Oyster stout" creamy nose aroma... Creamy texture in the mouth giving off subtle burnt malt & a hint of coffee.. better than Guinness

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dzhigga (254) - Kirov, RUSSIA - APR 2, 2015
Can. Dark brown color with small steady head. Aroma of coffee, some smoked notes, some milky notes. Very low nicely carbonized. Taste is also smoky, dry fruits, light bitter. Watery texture. Finish is medium bitter. Not bad.


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