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

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniel0017 (399) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
A close analog to Guiness Draft. Black body with beige foamy head. Musty and metallic to the nose. Bitter and round in mouth. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SzopPiwosz (181) - - SEP 12, 2014
Piana: Bardzo gęsta, kremowa, mazista. Bardzo drobnopęcherzykowa. Jasnobeżowa, oblepia szkło. Od czasu do czasu powstają w niej spore otwory. Kolor: Czarne, klarowne z rubinowymi refleksami. Zapach: Palony kawowy, tostowy, bardzo lekka nuta śmietanki. Ciastka czekoladowe, kawa. Intensywna nuta toffi. Dominuje przyjemna paloność, nie ma estrów czy aromatów chmielowych. Smak: Wytrawne, rozcieńczona kawa zbożowa, czekoladowe herbatniki nasączone mlekiem. W smaku nuta metaliczna, potwierdzona testem skórnym, ale niezbyt wyraźna. Paloność i kwaśność ciemnych słodów. Tekstura: Lekkie ciało, smukłe, nieco wodniste. Gęsta piana nadaje fałszywe uczucie kremowości. Nasycenie: Bardzo niskie. Goryczka: Średnia, dominuje komponenta paloności. Pijalność: Wysoka. Na pewno warto spróbować, tak jak każdego innego piwa z widżetem dostępnego w Polsce. Czy oferuje jakieś specjalne doznania? Poza solidnymi cechami stoutu i wybitną lekkością nie. Paloność jest kilkuwymiarowa i dobrze wyważona. Co się tyczy słodyczy, przypomina milk stout, ale lekkie, smukłe ciało rozwiewa ewentualne wątpliwości stylistyczne. Czy lepszy od Guinessa w puszcze? Powiedziałbym raczej, że równie dobry, albo równie przeciętny - to już zależy od tego czy ktoś lubi dry stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Knolan (8) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
Really good stout, but just really started enjoying stouts this summer. Taste of caramel and smooth, seems more watery then others. Light head and almost a black color. Not a Guinness heavy drink. Enjoyable...doesn’t feel like a meal.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (477) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
Coffee, caramel, chocolate, grains and roasted malts. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a delicious stout, but maybe a bit watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Nitro can. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with an off white head. Muted roast, chocolate, and some coffee. Thinner all the way around and a bit boring.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adasko (807) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 28, 2014
It’s quite heavily carbonated. In taste and aroma it’s malty. But aroma itself is very weak. Doesn’t have this coffee sour taste and feeling. Very drinkable, watery. It’s dark seal color, non-transparent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (2517) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2014
Black color with a creamy and frothy tan head, good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of licorice, roasted malts and black chocolate. Flavor is mild bittery with roasted notes, some ashes, licorice and coffee beans. Light bittery final with a dry mouthfeel.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1938) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2014
I love it. It tastes a lot like a Guinness, but with a malty/chocolaty richness inside it. It’s the (almost) perfect beer. All it needs is a bump up in alcohol content.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1991) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Draught. This was a welcome find at local Pubs in Dunbar and Belhaven. Great stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2532) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
4-pack of cans at The Beer Store with the nitro widget. Pours a dark brown colour, a little darker than cola with a cascade effect that disappears quickly but forms a creamy beige head that lasts a while. Beautiful roasted malt nose giving coffee notes and nuts. Full creamy lacing follows. Still roasted malts in the taste, but watery. Very mild coffee, nuts and liquorice. Very mild. Still, an easy-drinking Scottish stout that is not too heavy, but smooth.


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