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Belhaven Scottish Stout - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

576 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 46
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 02-28-2009)
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Photo of tillmac62
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours black as a starless night. World Class head volume, outstanding lacing and retention. Light nose of roast and chocolate over a slight mineral note. Heavy light body with just a hint of smooth texture. Above average carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and finish. The outstanding flavor profile is reasonably intense, a bit complex and very well balanced. It begins with chocolate sweetness which is a blend of bittersweet dark and milk characteristics. The middle has a very subtle bitterness from roast and hops over a distinct classic mineral note (think chocolate soda). The finish is a slow fade of rich sweet chocolate with hints of vanilla. This is an excellent choice to introduce someone to stouts.

Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev +1.8%

04/05/13 At Rattle N Hum on tap (nitro). Usual smoothness from most nitro pours. Extremely light body but not watery. Aroma is subtle & indicative of the shy flavor profile. Nice balance of sweet & bitter. No hint of the contemporary adds of vanilla/coffee/chocolate, etc. Listings show conflicting ABV but this tastes shy so I'll assume it's @ 4.5%. If that's the case I could see this as a pleasant session companion.

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Tolerable, drinkable, but nothing to get excited about, and there are many better choices.
A bit sweet on the attack. Some nice maltiness. Deep black color.
Mouthfeel isn't as rich as I like in a stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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AMAZING Stout!!!! very underrated....LOVE IT.

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Belhaven Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
89 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.