daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2002
I've had this a few times and I tried to like it. But I don't. It looks greaat with a transparent brown color and a thin sheeting head. Aroma is nausiating with tobacco and sweet malt. Flavor seems fake, as though someone were trying to impart a flavor into it without brewing it into it. Skull Splitter is a much better Scottish Ale IMO. Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Wonderful thick, creamy head (which is what is supposed to happen in the draught can). Settling was excellent and the head reamained through to the finish. Looks great in the glass. Excellent color (dark iced tea) and clarity. Slight smokey overtones with a slightly bitter finish of hops. Very smooth and easy to drink. Would definately recommend for someone looking for a light to medium bodied ale. xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2002
procured on tap. i love the color of this beer, a deep amber with a nice creamy foam head. lots and lots of flavor, also creamy. a solid drink all night kind of brew, but nothing spectacular. PorterPounder (8268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Lovely, maltly aroma - widget induced pour - love it. Nice frothy head lasts throughout the whole glass. Caramel like taste is prevalent - very smooth ale. DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2002
drink it in Scotland, you will agree. One of the best session ales in the world. Too delicate to travel to your local beer store and not be a totally different tasting beer.
Tastes like heather honey and cream with a slightly nutty aftertaste. Sort of a liquid FLAN. If you aint tasting this you aint drinking real Belhaven. Just a bottle with a label with damaged goods inside.
JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Malty sweet, has carmel taste, I had my on tap. It was an very good Scottish Ale. UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Totally wicked. Very smooth and malty, with a touch of hops. Mild and easy to drink, but lots of flavor. Decidedly scottish in style. Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Quality Scottish Ale. Very drinkable....................................... krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2002
i've grimmaced through a couple bottled samples of this in the past and didn't rate it assuming it was "off". now with a can-- foaming fresh-- it's certainly better, but still hardly worth the effort of multiple purchases. it's amber with a little extra brown in the blend, plus dollops of widget-driven froth. the aroma is of foam, but with time, some nice elements squeeze out through the creamy filter and have woody shadings of peat malts and a tamarind smell like A1 steak sauce spilled on nogahide. very creamy, but as the carbonation diminishes, somehow the malt aspect seems to expire in the flavor, leaving me with a bitter watery chesnut demi-brew to dispence of. that's not challenging because at 3.9%, it's at the opposite extreme of wee-heavy: wee-weenie. drink it fast 'cause it doesn't warm well. vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Has a dark brown color that is translucent. Taste is a smooth roasted flavor that finishes smooth with little bitterness. Overall not a bad beer that I would get again.