Black Scottish Stout - Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
3.69/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours a nearly opaque black body which lets only a hint of light through the ruby hues when held up to a light. The abundant, creamy tan head is slow to dissolve and leaves a dense, sticky lacing grabbing the glass.
The aroma features hints of semi sweet chocolate accompanying the lightly roasted malt which is really more toasted than anything.
The flavor again features lightly roasted malt and just a touch of baked chocolate. It is also a touch bread like, perhaps pumpernickel.
Very smooth, velvety and clean as one would expect for the style with a soft yet palate coating finish.
Overall a pretty nice dry, English Stout. Perhaps lacking the more charred malt aspect of some of its counterparts but very nice.
10-20-2013 22:31:07 | More by CHADMC3
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3.2/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
07-29-2013 17:20:45 | More by oberon
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
07-13-2013 13:43:30 | More by tone77
3.46/5 rDev -5.2%
Dark brown in color with an attractive cascading waterfall effect leading to a permanent slab of a head, just as it should. Mild nutty and toasted malt aromas with hints of sweet bread and fudge. A little prune and tobacco as it warms. Coffee bean, cocoa, and black malt flavors...all very, very mellow...a little watery even, though there is an expected creaminess at the same time. All in all, it does come across as thin, but it's still certainly enjoyable. Drinkable to the max too.
06-07-2013 03:13:40 | More by wedge
4.3/5 rDev +17.8%
Belhaven Black Scottish Stout has a roiling foam at the pour, which sets up as a medium, creamy, cream-colored head, and it has a very dark and black appearance, but this is actually a brilliant ruby red, under direct sunlight. There is quite a bit of thick, whipped cream-like lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, deep-roasted barley and a touch of coffee. Taste is of sweet, astringent, coffee-like barley, background charcoal, chocolate powder, and just the slightest hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and velvety, and Belhaven Black Scottish Stout finishes mostly dry, sweet, and rich. Overall, this is really enjoyable, and I score it most excellent.
08-03-2013 13:40:04 | More by RonaldTheriot
United Kingdom (England)
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
Keg pint in The Memorial Club, Shifnal on 21 Sep 2012.
Black by name, black by nature (I blame the chocolate malts): this is one dark beer.
The nose was of chocolate malts and coffee esters: it was poured so cold it took a while for any aromas to arrive.
The taste followed the smells, with liquorice added for good measure. Mellowed as it warmed; a bit harsher when first poured, but it turned into a fine beer in the end.
03-04-2013 11:04:49 | More by BlackHaddock
Black Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
83 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.