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


on tap

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 20   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bierdimpfe (587) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Opaque black color with a faint copper hue. Magnificent slow construction, wave effect at the bottom, sexy degrading robe from black to white, with super fine head definition. Very thick and creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 20 minutes, with basic legs. Flavors of leather and smoked salmon, faint dark fruits and cherries, coffee, chocolate, molassy, with faint spices ans roasted malts. Good balance, but bland. Slick oily medium body with moderate carbonation. Light finish, lingers with sugary molasses, not very tasty. Feels more like a thin porter. The flavors are too faint, feels overly accessible, and lacks freshness. A Guinness beats the crap out of it. Overall below average stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JtanK (408) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Old review before making ratebeer account. A run of the mill stout, its not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Raistlin (362) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2017
Was disappointed by this stout. Maybe i had too big of expectations, but it didnt seem that great to me. Pours very dark, almost opaque red/brown. Very thin head and lacing, head quickly dissipates leaving a thin, even lacing. Carbonation is almost flat and palate is watery. Similar to Guinness with less complexity and mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
klukas (207) - Rijeka, CROATIA - FEB 19, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into tulip/snifter glass. Appearance: Black colour; Short-lived brownish head. Aroma: Coffee, chocolate. Palate: Light body, watery, gentle carbonation. Taste: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, light bitterness, coffee aftertaste. Overall impression: Very tasty and enjoyable. Maybe too much watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FireGlider (531) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 19, 2017
Canned. Black color with big creamy brown head. Chocolate and light roasted malt aroma. Sweet and dry taste. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mviljamaa (29) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Aroma has raisin, chocolate and coffee and is slightly alcoholic. Appearance is nice, almost black, but the foam is less interesting than in, say, Guinness. Theres a decent amount of foam and carbonation though. Suitable for this style of beer. The palate is oily, but pleasant. The taste has again "dark things" such as raisin, coffee and burnt taste. The taste is very delicious. This is comparable to Guinness in many aspects, but Id say its a less rich and lighter presentation of Guinness, because it has less richness and less sweetness making it lighter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1566) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Poured from a 14.9 OZ can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler. The appearance is pitch black with a large thick off-white head. The aroma is malt and black licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (2056) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Dry Stouts are not usually my thing, but Belhavens does it right. Big smoky peaty aroma flavor wrap around earthy bakers chocolate creating a taste that feels like an old dark Scottish pub. Has a chewy mouthfeel that belies its relatively low 4.2% ABV. Once again the old timers show the new comers how its done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandorris (516) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Backlog. Przenoszenie ocen z innego serwisu, z czasw przed założeniem konta na ratebeer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (3021) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Deep brown. Creamy, smooth, medium bodied. Lightly toasted malt, chocolate, light fruit notes. Finish is lightly roasted malts with some chocolate. Not so bad.

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