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


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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

LED40's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LED40 (100) - - DEC 24, 2012
500ml bottle reviewed on xmas eve. As the name suggests its black in appearance with a thin off white head. Kind of burnt smoky aroma which is quite pleasant on winterís night. The taste is dry, mildly hoppy with liquorice and chocolate notes mostly present. On the palate it isnít too creamy unlike a number of other stouts and is actually quite thin. A decent sessionable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bitek (444) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Prezentuje się nieźle. W aromacie i w smaku dominuje paloność, w tle czekolada i trochę niezbyt mocnej kawy. Mało ciała, wodniste, lekkie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2016
On tap at Haratís Zagreb. Black coloured, medium sized creamy off-white head, mild chocolate in the nose. Light chocolate and notes of cocoa with rather watery palate. Mild finish, easy-drinkable but lack of body is evident. Pitty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trolleo (1385) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2016
Pitch black color, small tan creamy head. Roasted malt aroma with little bit of corn. Light chocolate taste, some oats. Soft carbonated, creamy water texture. //on tap at Haratís Pub Zagreb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
440mL nitro can, pours black with a large tan head. Aroma brings out notes of oats, toasted bread and dry bitter cocoa. Flavour brings out dry bitter cocoa, oats and toasted bread. Creamy palate, with a bitter astringency on the finish. Nothing special but itís decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
juvedp (29) - CHINA - SEP 21, 2016
Donít have much aroma. Dark black liquid with frothy head. Caramel taste, medium bitterness, clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at The Haven, 9/9/16.
Clear, dark mahogany with crimson/magenta highlights and a beige head atop, medium-sized and showing moderate retention.
Not a ton going on in the nose, though conversely, itís not flawed either. Lightly lactic roast character mixes with mineral water, hints of vanilla and a gentle, fairly playful fruitiness (apples, strawberries, etc...). No alcohol noted.
Very easygoing, watery, dry stout with watery coffee notes, very light chocolate, mild fruitiness and hints of vanilla and straw. Clean and easy-drinking with a touch of acidity on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4979) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2016
On tap at Haratís, Zagreb. Very dark brown, pretty much black, off white nitro head. Malty aroma, raisins. Taste... Toasty, caramel malt, light metallic touch, raisin. OK, pretty much a standard stout, nothing great, nothing bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4423) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2016
500ml bottle @ Loch Fyne, Shrewsbury. Pours black, very thin off-white head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma presents some cocoa, lightly sweet malts, treacle. Taste continues with a fairly light mouthfeel, light roast, pleasant sweetness, a little oily. Not bad, a good table stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
natesSI (4) - SLOVENIA - AUG 11, 2016 does not count
First smell after popping the cap is roasted coffee but after pouring it into a glass that somewhat fades. The beer is very dark as expected and the foam is thick when pouring but fades away rather quickly. The taste is kinda smoky with hints of coffee and nuts. Itís not bitter as i expected and leaves a pretty mellow aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 29, 2016
Pitch black colored, creamy beige-tan head, good lasting. Aroma is of chocolate, some roasted malt, coffee. Taste is light+ sweet malt, chocolate and coffee, some roasted malt, light+ bitterness, dry finish. Light+ bodied, soft carbonation, thinnish. Light and drinkable yet there is enough flavor for enjoyment. I can see myself quaffing a few of these. (can)

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