Mark_Eck (185) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Mildly sweet malty taste followed by mild chocolate bitterness. Very balanced and enjoyable.
tnkw01 (933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Man this was a great stout. Almost black in color with a small tan head. Aroma and taste is decadent chocolate. Really nice.
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma of prunes, roasted barley, chocolate and peat as well. Short head which disappeared quickly. Itís quite well balanced - itís quite sweet which creates nice counterbalance to all "dark" notes in the beer. Carbonation is very smooth and the beer is very drinkable. Watch it though as itís quite strong and you will not notice it when sipping.
Good, stable stout.
Dulbeb (8) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Nice beige head disappears quickly.
Medium body. Bitter taste of caramel and dark chocolate.
InPivoVeritas (182) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate with some grains. Slight lightstruck, skunky smell. Taste of coffee, chocolate with some fruitness. Moderate roastiness. Medium bitterness, a bit of dark malts acidity. some background sweetness (very light). Carbonation a bit too high. Creamy on palate. Very nice stout.
HomerJ79 (18) - Roma, ITALY - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The Belhaven Scottish Stout is so Scottish sounding that I half expect the bottle to be sporting a kilt with a tartan from East Lothian. But a wee something is amiss. And truth be told, itís not just the absence of a Scottish brogue from the bottle neck that makes this beer decidedly not Scottish. The characteristic flavor and aroma are missing too - the most tragic nullification of what could have been a sweet, low and tasty blend of peat, caramelized sugars and booze. Instead, the aroma is simply and unprofoundly malty, with a sweet directness that delivers the sugars, but with a curt grunt and a tangible apathy. The flavor adds another dimension, featuring notes of licorice and sassafras, giving this brew a palate with more in common with a root beer than a Scotch Ale. The palate is light like a root beer too, and while the flavor has some appealing qualities, itís bland and boring, and a far cry from what I had hoped for based on the label.
Handypaul (135) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a rocky head thatís gone in a moment leaving no lacing. Aroma of heavy molasses and dark roasted malt. Taste is heavy sweet and very lightly bitter. Body is light, sticky texture, lively carbonation, hides alcohol very well and leaves you with a sticky sweet finish.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 10-30-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer forms a large fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, mostly opaque dark brown body, carbonation observed, and an abundant amount of lacing. The Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt. The Taste is lightly bitter, chocolate, roasted malt, lightly hoppy and has a semi-dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. In conclusion, this beer is very easy to drink given the style and the ABV. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ale with two fingers of latte foam, this falls slowly to a quilt of the same leaving lots of cobwebs. Very roasty nose; plenty of dark, coffee, charcoal malts and even nearly a savory, almost salty smell. Really a rich nose. Very roasty flavor as well with stone fruit, umami, coffee, oatmeal, some catty hops and even a little thyme flavor. I like this beer so far, really crushable as a stout. A little short of full bodied with moderate, but short lived carb and a semi dry finish. This is a really nice beer with hi potential for being paired with fire broiled red meats, taters, and some veggies. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
Yingwait (40) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20