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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

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

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 by thezach:
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3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Overall, I'd say this beer is a step above Guinness "Draught." This could be a result of the year or so between having the former and the Belhaven, but the Belhaven seems to have a bit more chocolate, roast, and coffee aroma.

A: Rich dense 1-finger head that lasts all the way down. Streaky lacing. Black on first appearance, but more of a deep ruby/rust-red when held up to the light.

S: Choc, roast, coffee. Light and minerally.

T & M: Slightly watery, good bitterness and balance, very creamy, mostly get roast and light coffee on the palate.

O: I would drink it, but I prefer my stouts to be a little more rich, even if under 5%. Not a bad start for someone who is new to the style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Black Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
82 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.