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Belhaven Scottish Stout - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

549 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 39
Gots: 40 | 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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Served from tap in a shaker pint glass at Duke of Perth.


Bachelor Party-Palooza 2014 (Part 1) concludes, still believing that when in a Scottish-style pub, do as the Scots do and drink up some Belhaven, especially the Stout. This stuff pours a slightly murky midnight sienna topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dark cocoa powder, light treacle, and a hint of vanilla. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a bit of mild charcoal smoke and a healthy amount of straight-up toffee. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Overall, a nice, enjoyable stout, a fitting punctuation mark on this delightful meal and visit.

TMoney2591, Aug 16, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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nose: peaty, banana-bread, some hops

palate: generous toffee like sweetness, strawberries, light bitterness in the aftertaste

despite the sweetness a nicely balanced brew - well worth a try

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Mouthfeel is heavy, almost syrupy.
Very good brew for a midwinter drink. A good sipping beer. Reminds me of a Russian Imperial Stout.

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Smells like chocolate, dark roasted malt, vanilla, and a little bit of smoke.

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Belhaven Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
88 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.