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

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1747) - 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.

4.5
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (462) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1060) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1331) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3662) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BagerPL (117) - - SEP 13, 2014
Piwo nieco płaskie, wodniste i wytrawne, ale brak w nim szczególnych wad. Wyraźne nuty kawowe i nieco mniej czekoladowych.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (245) - 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]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2223) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
500ml bottle from the LCBO, belhaven mixed pack. deep reddish brown with an off white head. perfect session weight stout. so much flavour for a 4.2% beer. kills guiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SzopPiwosz (161) - - 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.


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