Belhaven Scottish Stout - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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3.71/5 rDev -5.8%
Appearance: Deep, rich brown color. Good Head retention.
Smell: Chocolate with hints of raspberry.
Taste: Burnt espresso. Hints of caramel and raspberry. Slightly sour finish.
Mouthfeel: Heavy. Smooth. Thick.
Overall: I enjoyed drinking this beer and recommend it as a moderately priced crowd pleaser. Not too big, but still a firm stout.
03-31-2014 03:53:09 | More by mhmalaska
3.7/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
01-24-2014 05:39:55 | More by TheSixthRing
Belhaven Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
88 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.