Belhaven Scottish Stout | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Belhaven Scottish StoutBelhaven Scottish Stout

Brewed by:
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John_M on 02-28-2009

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BeerDocT
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Appearance 3.0: Another off-black British stout with very little head. After my experience with Ridgeway Export Stout, this has me frightened. However, a small head does form, but I just can't get past a stout that isn't jet, onyx black.

-Smell 4.0: Very nice. I smell chocolate, toasted grains and coffee. Slight vanilla bouquet as well. I'm hopeful again.

-Taste 4.5: Slight sweetness upfront quickly followed by a subtle taste of toasted grains. Middle is a smoky chocolate and then a smooth finish with a vanilla and oaky resin flavor. Aftertaste is all hoppy goodness.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Slightly characteristic of other stouts in its "big" initial feel, but this quickly fades into a lighter feel similar to an ale. Carbonation balance is good.

-Overall 4.0: Unexpectedly excellent stout. Smooth and drinkable, without the heaviness one usually expects from a stout. However, all the excellent stout characteristics are present and are very rewarding. Recommended.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of scottfrie
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter. Interesting that the bottle is clear.

A: Pours black with a large, thick, dark coffee brown head that faded into a bubbly film that a great network of lace down the glass.
S: Roasted and smoky smelling, a bit meaty. Something sweet in there as well, maybe fruit. Toasted malts all around and earthy.
T: Follows the nose. I get roasted and earthy flavors of earth, peat, smoke, chocolate malt and roasted grains. Great sweet and lightly fruity taste in the finish, and the aftertaste is quick and easy with light flavors of brown sugar and caramel.
M: Fluffy carbonation with a clean mouthfeel and thickish body. Goes down chewy but smooth.
O: My first English Stout, and a good one at that. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Light but complex flavors, great mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Was pleasantly surprised by this one. I typically stick towards the heavier, boozier American stouts, so I wasnt expecting much out of this one.

Pours a very shiny and shimmery black with little head. A very good appearance.

The taste while most definitely constrained compared to what I normally like, still had enough of that roasted stout character and a nice overall amount of malty taste. Drank extremely smooth too which was a plus.

Not something I'd ever seek out specifically again, but wasnt regretting the order by any means!

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has this beer at the Pub in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. It was served in the traditional stout pint glass with a one inch tan head. The head is thick and foamy guaranteed to leave a stout mustache. The color of this stout reminds me of pitch and has the thickness and consistency of molasses. All of this leads to my first quaff of beer that is very smooth with flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of licorice. This beer is much more intense and creamy tha Guinness. Really love this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle @ Pearl in Peterborough, NH. Dark, red-tinged pour. One knuckle oatmeal tan crown. Roasty aroma, w/ a little chocolate. Taste is rich, slightly dry in the traditional stout sensibility. Woody, earthy, dark chocolate taste, and somewhat thin on the tongue.

This is a pretty good example of a simpler, rounded european-style stout, although it's hop presence could step forward more than it does. Solid effort from Belhaven.

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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is smoky, like a good stout, with a floral hint and tones of coffee and wood. It pours a deep warm sable that is a little translucent at the very edges and has a thick, fine-bubbled, fairly persistent light tan head that "pillows" in the middle after a bit. Smoky flavor has woody, unsweet chocolate and fruity tones. Firm-bodied texture has a fair amount of fizz and leaves a burnt wood finish. Overall, not too shabby.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice deep blackish brown color with a decent tan head on top. The smell of the beer has some light chocolate aromas along with some earthy roasted aromas too. The taste of the beer is on the sweeter side, not much bitterness in here at all. The mouthfeel isn't overly heavy at all, it's probably medium bodied and has a light amount of carbonation. Overall this beer is decent. I would drink it again if I came across it.

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Belhaven Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
3.92 out of 5 based on 659 ratings.
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