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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This deluxe stout is brewed for a full roasted chocolate flavour with a hop character that complements a blend of triple malts. Drink, savour and enjoy.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1523) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2011
I am drinking this from a full pint bottle. Label says it is made with well water, using an authentic 200 year old recipe. I believe it, delicious!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Pours a superior, rich, dark, dark brown that looks black and has a full pale tan, white head. Smells of nice, sweet malts and roasted chocolate. Tastes like a classic stout, rich in malty flavor but is complimented by some hop bitterness and sweet chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and little carbonation. Belhaven Scottish Stout finishes smooth, like a dream. Definitely needs to be savored, this is a work of art.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2010
A masterpiece. Aroma of chocolate and flowers. Ruby/black color with endless thick brown head with a "raining" foam on the pour. Flavor is deliciously sweet with molasses, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. Carbonation is light with a modest body making this very smooth and drinkable. Sweet malty finish hangs around forever. Exceptional beer. Need to try on tap.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lord_totenkopf (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2010
Creamy, strong yeast starts tingling the taste-buds.Massive, burnt, chocolate-like satisfying stout taste with hidden coffee and hop bouquet in the after-taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shooter42 (130) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 This is a very good solid stout despite being bottled in a clear bottle. I really enjoyed the chocolate aroma and the malty sweat flavor of this Scottish stout. It was a little thin on the palate but the delicious lingering aftertaste more then made up for its thinness. This is one of my favorite stouts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
chocolate, coffee, leather, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, ginger, clear, black, brown foam, rocky head, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, bitter, long finish, soft carbonation, oily feel, thick feel,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Motor oil pour, low head and lace. Smokey, bready aroma. Bitter malty flavor,with a wheaty bready mouth, and a lot of chocolatey bitter coffee flavors. Medium carb, thick, smokey roasted soy and worcestershire sauce. Lots of chocolate, like a milkshake. Some alcohol comes in at the end. Woody, biscuity, just a hint of worcestershire sauce. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2075) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2010
From the 500 ml. bottle. It pours an opaque dark brown to just about black with about two fingers of silky tan head that maintains its stamina throughout the tasting. The aroma is remarkably sublte and at the same time superior with rich, roasted chocolate malts and limited alpha hops. It is just a very mild but pleasing scent. In the taste, the 7% alcohol is unexpressed. If I hadn’t seen the label I would never had known it. There is a wonderful smooth bitterness to it offset by the hints of chocolate and cocoa. This was a truly enjoyable beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
edgallow (1938) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 12 oz bottle pour black with a tan head. Aroma of malts and chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of hops

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbhenry (120) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma: nice malt with caramelized undertones. Appearance is a beautiful nearly black color with an average head. Taste is rich malt with a good balance of hops. Overall, a delightful Stout.


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