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

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3561) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Keg @ Moorings, Sowerby Bridge. Full-bodied almost black stout with a creamy head. It has a rich heavy texture and a full roasted nose with coffee notes in both aroma and flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
440ml can, poured into my Stone IRS tulip. Purchased from Party Town. Fills it up beautifully with an awesome ascending nitro bubble appearance that looked like it reached 85% down the glass. Leaves me after a few seconds with a 1.5 finger thick khaki head that retains. Leaves plenty of super thick sheet-like lace. Nitro beers are so fun. Nice big dark chocolate, light roast, big malt aroma to this. Nice bigger bitterness, light sweet. Good smooth creamy carbonation, light body, nice thicker, full texture. Lightly dry finish. Some chocolate milk like aroma. Fantastically drinkable, and I love the awesome aftertaste that a nice big swig offers. A great one to wash my dinner down with. Fantastic, ridiculously smooth beer. Iíd like to see an American craft brewery try something like this (that isnít a milk stout).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5648) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2014
Can @ Home. Pours black with a creamy light brown head, nice lacings. Aroma of raosted malt, grain, little coffee and chocolate. Flavor is roasted and light sweet with malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 280114

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bax (1101) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2014
(can 27/01-2014) medium fast fading beige head, dark brown almost black color, sweet chocolate aroma, soft co2, fit body, light roasted sweet chocolate taste, easy drinkable. BB date 31/01-2014.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Went into this hoping that it would be something similar to Guinness... disappointed. Painfully average stout... would not waste my $$ again...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rossbear (17) - Wendover, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Pint, some hints of roast coffee and burnt toast and definitely better than a Guinness in the flavour department but overall very thin feeling and oddly fizzy, almost as if someone had topped up the Keg with Perrier... OK but could be better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Tap at surf club NYE 2013. Thanks Eric for hooking it up. This was okay. A bit better than Guinness, but alas, it was still just another pasteurized nitro stout with all the flavor sucked out of it.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
b3shine (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks okay; a transparent dark copper with off-white lacing. Smells of oddly unbalanced dark malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Tastes like it smells with a below average mouthfeel. Not good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
richiebeer (7) - Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Pleasant though somewhat weak flavor. No bitterness, but not a whole lot else either. Iíd drink it in preference to some other stouts, but it is really just meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark brown with an average size diminishing frothy tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, a hint of coffee, some vanilla and dark fruit. Mild, slightly watery flavour follows the aroma along with a hint of hops in the finish -- decent but too mild. Average bodied. Not great, just good overall.


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