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Black Scottish Stout - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Black Scottish StoutBlack Scottish Stout

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BA SCORE
82
good

45 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 45
Hads: 181
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 25.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style | ABV
English Stout | 4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EmperorBevis on 05-25-2012

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Reviews: 45 | Hads: 181
Reviews by AlCaponeJunior:
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4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nitro can poured into an IPA style glass. Maybe could have chosen better glassware but I wasn't home so I did what I had to do...

Great looking with a creamy, dense head that didn't overflow or overpower, but didn't go away either, quite black in color too.

Aroma and flavor: malty, dark roast and toasty, a touch of burnt, tinges of dark fruit, maybe just a faint hint of anise, coffee and chocolate in very pleasant proportions.

Body is about as perfect as I've had from a nitro-can, and compliments this beer style extremely well.

Canning this beer was a smart move, as who knows how long it took to get here by ship. I generally tend to buy local first, but sometimes I like to try stuff from abroad as well. This one was a very good choice. The sessionability of the low ABV is a big plus for such a flavorful, enjoyable beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Guiness pint glass jet black with a creamy nitro cascading light beige head atop.Aromas are light with chocolate mocha notes and a bit of tin.Although the nitro pour gave off a creaminess in the head it was really thin,even for the the style.Flavors of dark roast coffee,bitter chocolate and earth,mild flavors with a thin feel is not the best thing in the world.I was expecting better from a pretty good brewery but this just okay.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaneel
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BCborn
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Elie, Fife.
Thick creamy head looks like a nitro tap. .
Aroma: Dominated by dank and earthy English hops. Disappointing.

The flavor is quite fine. Somehow the hops fade to the background, excepting the mild-moderate bitterness. Solid dark malt flavor with just faint hints of coffee.

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Photo of RickyS
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craiglcook
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DiUr
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Awesome looking and no actual flaws, it still falls short as other say. The bigger brother looks promising though.

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Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierleichen
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lion088
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Iaido
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Hozat
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of kwa357
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of mikerems
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Pensfan0782
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 14.9 oz. nitro can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is dominated by coffee. Taste is of coffee and roasted malts, smooth and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is not overly flavorful for a stout, but a pretty good beer nonetheless.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Black Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.