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Belhaven Scottish Stout - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Belhaven Scottish StoutBelhaven Scottish Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

593 Ratings
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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 50
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: John_M on 02-28-2009

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Ratings: 593 | Reviews: 268
Photo of Walter-PR
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyS
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have to admit, I set my expectations quite low for this one, just by looking at the clear bottle. Couldn't be more wrong! The beer looks pitch black with small head after the pour, though with great retention. Nice. Smells quite interesting: the usual roasted malt and chocolate tones are supported by some kind of acidic aroma, which is reminding me of dark fruits, which I find quite pleasant. In the mouth feels very creamy with small amount of bubbles. The taste is pretty unusual for a stout. Usual coffee and a hint of chocolate are there but the backbone is still sweet, acidic, dark fruity. Lasts vey long revealing some small amount of bitterness. Would buy this again!

Photo of cgmjr_bsb
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vikinggary28
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a chilled glass. Malt aroma with cocoa influence. Very pleasant. Colour is black with tan head, and I mean "no light gets through the glass" black. Taste has very little bitterness. Sweet malt flavour with a definite chocolate presence. Mouthfeel is medium-light and very smooth. A stout this sweet is a pleasant surprise.

Photo of brywhite
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KirkBuchanan
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Olegophren
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Burgman08
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gilyano91
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLSIV
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a clear bottle into an imperial pint glass, midnight black with a one finger head that dissipates to a constant film of off white foam..my sample did not lace very much, but that could have been the glass

Aroma is mostly malt, hint of smokiness, some cocoa.

Taste is very fine and pleasant, with a cocoa bitterness that balances the malty sweetness very well.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, probably would be a little fuller on tap, but a very good bottled stout. There was very good carbonation, and this might have given a different feel than the tap.

Overall, I have been pleased by the two Belhaven products that I have tried, I enjoy Stouts, and I wouldn't hesitate to pull this one again.

Photo of Birmz
1.63/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Good try Scotland at making a stout...taste like bud but dark

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jake_eff
4.69/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sweeter for a stout. Clear glass bottle is the downside.

Photo of tillmac62
3.93/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SeanMurray
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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

Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Belhaven Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
88 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.