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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
k0mpsa (2920) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle at f hoone, tallinn. Black color, smooth head. Aroma has roasted malts and some coffee. Balanced roasty body, sweet caramel, smooth.

3
MarkoNm (2699) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 21, 2016
Bottled. Pours a pitch black colour, topped with a medium sized beige head. Not much retention to speak of. Chalky nose initially, minimal roasty presence and that’s it. Taste is sweet, mildly roasty with very pleasant chocolate, easy to pick up. Light body, sparkly texture. Some coffee in the aftertaste. Not bad.

2.9
Kita (2119) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle, 0.50l. Pitch black color with thin quickly diminishing light brown head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of grass, cereals, dust, mild roasted malt and caramel. Taste starts with moderate sweet roasted malt and chocolate, following is a bit smoky and leathery with mild fruity and grassy acidity, mouthfeel is smooth, while finish is mild bitter. Light body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Black is tasty, but this one just averagely...

3.4
Bill Becker (1010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 19, 2016
440 ml nitro can. Pours black with 2 fingers of creamy off white foam. The smell is big on the roasted malt with hints of chocolate, overall has a nice bitter aspect to it. Roasted malt and semi sweet chocolate taste. Also has a "milky" flavour. Smooth and pretty tasty.

3.3
SOVIETDUCK (1) - RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
Never poured this shiz into a glass, so no idea how it looks like. I love to chug these on depressed days when I’m fing tired of too much CO2. Better than san miguel.

2.3
nephirem (502) - CROATIA - JUL 3, 2016
Pours black colour with small and short lasting, off-white head. Smell is a bit weak, malty and subtly smoked. Light body with watery texture. Pretty high carbonation for this style. Taste is mostly bitter with some off-placed sour notes. Aroma is very weak, yeast, roasted malts, smoke, traces of coffee. Very mediocre, and the choice to bottle this into transparent bottles is also quite questionable. Overall, as a stout, this one is a failure. Very weak, thin and watery. It would pass as an ok dark lager, tho. Barely.

3.2
szymonskc (881) - Skórcz, POLAND - MAY 23, 2016
W aromacie kawa, czekolada, delikatna paloność i niestety żelazo. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, rubinowe refleksy pod światło. Piana bardzo drobna, obfita, trwała, ładnie zdobi szkło. W smaku lekka słodycz, mało ciała, lekka kawa i czekolada. Niska goryczka, średnie wysycenie.

2.8
inbirraveritas (1562) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 12, 2016
Bottled, 500 ml. Dark brown/ruby colour, medium sized creamy beige head, which leaves a thin film behind. Nose brings some coffee along... Mild roasty aroma escorted by caramel and some earth, mouthfeel is crisp and rather thin. Dry, mild roasty and earthy finish...

2.8
hauxe (712) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - APR 28, 2016
Pours black from the bottle with a creamy head. An aroma of smoke and roasted malts wafts from the glass. The strong smoke smell is literally like smelling your clothes after leaving a smokey bar. Very little evident carbonation. Taste is coffee, smoked malts, and a touch salty. Lightly bitter finish that is (what else?) smokey. The beer is just a hint warming despite the relatively low ABV, but the palate feels watery and thin and therein is the beer’s greatest weakness. Call it "stout lite".

3.2
GoufCustom (1977) - HONG KONG - APR 7, 2016


500 ml clear bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Clear, deep Cola blackish brown colour; One finger head and beige foam which last for 1 minute; Small sticky lacing and active carbonation; Sweet aroma of dark malt, with initial strong skunk (2 minutes), strong roasted coffee beans, double cream, caramel, light chocolate, sugar, earth and grass; Close to medium sweet taste of dark malt, with strong roastness, nuts, metallic, iced coffee, dark chocolate, milk, sugar, very light tartness, earth, yeast, fair lemon, light bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body. Quite slick palate; Mouth feel is good dark maltyness in a watery but smooth background. Very roasty with light peanuts. Good dose of iced coffee with flashes of dark chocolates. Moderate sweetness, light earth and fair lemon to round. Nice!... Hoppiness is initial skunk, earth, and grass in nose. Light lemon, light earth and grass in taste. Bitterness is light for an abrupt, low astringent coffee malty finish; Fairly dry after taste, Easy and light sweet to mouth.

Comments: How I hate clear bottle! Despite the inevitable light struck, this one is full of nutty, neat ice-coffee roastyness in aroma and taste, coupled with smooth body and fair creamy feel, this would be a nice choice for a relaxing evening. Better have it on tab than with a sorry clear bottle, though!


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