Belhaven Scottish Stout | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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659 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 02-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
659
Reviews:
286
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
101
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1
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Ratings: 659 |  Reviews: 286
Photo of AndrewC
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickG
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice flavor, more sweet than roasty. Easy drinking for 7% abv.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown with small tan head. Nose is not there...just the slightest wiff of dark malt and wet cardboard. Taste is better but very one-dimentional, some residual sweetness and a black patent malt flavor which becomes more pronounced with a bitter finish. Mouthfeel was a little weak compared to other stouts. Overall, not special but not bad.

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Photo of Greasy
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vinivini
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drinkup27
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sazz9
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JackieKu
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of rlovitt
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pregler
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walter-PR
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyS
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have to admit, I set my expectations quite low for this one, just by looking at the clear bottle. Couldn't be more wrong! The beer looks pitch black with small head after the pour, though with great retention. Nice. Smells quite interesting: the usual roasted malt and chocolate tones are supported by some kind of acidic aroma, which is reminding me of dark fruits, which I find quite pleasant. In the mouth feels very creamy with small amount of bubbles. The taste is pretty unusual for a stout. Usual coffee and a hint of chocolate are there but the backbone is still sweet, acidic, dark fruity. Lasts vey long revealing some small amount of bitterness. Would buy this again!

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Photo of cgmjr_bsb
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vikinggary28
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a chilled glass. Malt aroma with cocoa influence. Very pleasant. Colour is black with tan head, and I mean "no light gets through the glass" black. Taste has very little bitterness. Sweet malt flavour with a definite chocolate presence. Mouthfeel is medium-light and very smooth. A stout this sweet is a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of brywhite
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KirkBuchanan
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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