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


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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2110) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cuatro22 (1) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
Firstly, for a dry Celtic Stout, this really has to be my favorite. Tasted it back to back first time in NYC on draft and it is absolutely stellar. All of my fellow american stout lovers, please go into this beer realizing that it is, in fact, not an imperial, viscous, mess but a surprisingly light, refreshing, roasty stout with a nice coffee note and an ABV that sets one up to knock them down. I would buy this again and again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (581) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Belhaven Black is high-quality and unusual stout. Pour is dark with tan creamy head. Aroma is earthy and moderate. Taste is a wonderful combination of malt and smoke like you might get in a Rauchbier that lingers on the palate. Belhaven Black is a great stout coming from the country of origin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1104) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
REALLY dark! Thick off white head, lasts quite well. Rich roasted malt nose, medium bodied with lovely coffee/malt flavours, finish lasts well and lingers. Was impressed with this one! Tesco Galashiels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1573) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Belhaven Black Scottish Stout has a roiling foam at the pour, which sets up as a medium, creamy, cream-colored head, and it has a very dark and black appearance, but this is actually a brilliant ruby red, under direct sunlight. There is quite a bit of thick, whipped cream-like lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, deep-roasted barley and a touch of coffee. Taste is of sweet, astringent, coffee-like barley, background charcoal, chocolate powder, and just the slightest hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and velvety, and Belhaven Black Scottish Stout finishes mostly dry, sweet, and rich. Overall, this is really enjoyable, and I score it most excellent. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
440ml can from deli in New York. Everything about this beer is good from the thick black tar colour to the full rich flavour and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1012) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 15, 2015
Aroma: Medium roasty, dark chocolate, cherries. Light licorice. Appearance: Dark body with red highlights. Very thin, off-white head. Flavour: Medium-high roasty, dark chocolate. Medium-light coffee, light creaminess. Dry finish with lingering roasty, coffee. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good beer. Should not be consumed too cold! Can do with a head. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 13A. Dry Stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BagerPL (124) - - SEP 13, 2014
Piwo nieco płaskie, wodniste i wytrawne, ale brak w nim szczególnych wad. Wyraźne nuty kawowe i nieco mniej czekoladowych.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thullin187 (15) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (304) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Dark, very dark in colour. Thin tan head. Looks nice. Not as thick as it looks which is possibly the biggest fault. Tastes dark. Flat cola, malty biscuits, slightly tart finish. Could perhaps benefit from a touch more abv. Belhaven becoming a bit of a favourite. [500ml bottle]

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