Belhaven Scottish Stout - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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Reviews by hu5om:
4.47/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
split in Sam Smith glasses with newk340 and e11a627
a-dark brown/black, off white ring and spotty layer of foam.
s-mild english dark malts, oatmeal, fairly subdued
t-rich english malts, milk/dark chocolate mix, oats, sweet enough but not too sweet, exquisite sweet/bitter balance. sugar roasted nuts
m-round, very very light tingle, doesn't linger too long, but leaves a very pleasing chocolate oat taste in the mouth without being overbearing. medium carbonation
d-an excellent stout. can't touch the best imperials but damn it's good. one of the best stouts, i've ever had. good pick nick.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2010 00:38:18 | More by hu5om
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3.7/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance - Pours black in color with a near 2 finger, light tan head. Good retention results in a thin but consistent layer of suds across the surface. Fair lacing all around the glass with decent stick.
Smell - Not especially pungent, but what's there hits with notes of dark, semi-sweet chocolate, faint roastiness and a touch of earth and smokiness.
Taste - Follows the nose, but with more abundance Dark, semi-sweet chocolate is predominant, and backed by moderate notes of smoky character. Slight sourness. Roasty, coffee-like bitterness can be found faintly in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - On the lighter side of medium bodied, a bit thin for the style, and with low to moderate carbonation. Not much going on with the mouthfeel.
Overall - Solid flavor that's right up my alley, but let down by a fairly lifeless and thin mouthfeel. In all, a good beer, but for the price I'd likely look elsewhere for my stout kick.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 05:39:55 | More by TheSixthRing
Belhaven Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
88 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.