cuatro22 (1) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
sloshgator (287) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
ronaldtheriot (983) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mighty_meadow (116) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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]
matt7215 (2082) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
hrothgar950 (139) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bay Horse, Marygate, York. Slightly sweet roasty aroma. Opaque black with full creamy tan head. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with a slight sweetness and a touch of black patent bitterness.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg, on June 6, 2013.
Dark reddish brown to black color, dense tan head. Roasted, sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitternes. Dry finish. Roasted, malty scent.
SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
can. near black with good nitro foam head. intense blackened malt aroma. nice mix of meaty, charred malt flavor with a hint of caramel. smooth and velvety. thick finish with medium body. i’m really like the smoky, meaty notes.