Belhaven Scottish Stout - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
08-16-2014 18:59:16 | More by TMoney2591
4.46/5 rDev +13.2%
pours a clean dark liquid, with a brownish not very firm foam
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
08-08-2014 21:05:15 | More by Daredevil
4.01/5 rDev +1.8%
Color is black with a tan head
Strong smell of sweet strong coffee
Taste is strong, sweet malt, with a touch of charred malt. Touch of hops at the end.
Mouthfeel is heavy, almost syrupy.
Very good brew for a midwinter drink. A good sipping beer. Reminds me of a Russian Imperial Stout.
08-04-2014 18:53:30 | More by lou50rp
4.09/5 rDev +3.8%
Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a 3/4 inch head, and a solid amount of soapy lacing.
Smells like chocolate, dark roasted malt, vanilla, and a little bit of smoke.
The taste is pretty similar, but better. This is unbelievably creamy- there's some heavy cream and vanilla flavors, with cocoa powder, ash and smoke, dark fruits, and espresso bitterness.
As mentioned above, this one has a very creamy mouthfeel, almost milky, with a low amount of carbonation. Very drinkable!
This, along with Magic Hat Heart of Darkness, is probably the best English stout I've ever had. Just wish it didn't come in a clear glass bottle- it doesn't seem to have affected the taste, though.
07-22-2014 18:04:22 | More by GreesyFizeek
Belhaven Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
88 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.