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Black Scottish Stout | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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3.6
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Black Scottish StoutBlack Scottish Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
United Kingdom (Scotland) | website

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by EmperorBevis on 05-25-2012

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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 193
Reviews by CHADMC3:
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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
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 +4.2%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaneel
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of BCborn
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robertas
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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 +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craiglcook
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DiUr
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierleichen
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lion088
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Iaido
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Hozat
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of leinie13
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwa357
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of mikerems
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Pensfan0782
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Photo of dental
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Black Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
82 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.