Black Scottish Stout | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Black Scottish StoutBlack Scottish Stout

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

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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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(440 ml can w/ widget, code L6302... poured into a nonic)

L: perfect nitro pour, head sitting just at the 'PINT' logo... you'd think it'd want to lace a little more; it does leave a smash of foam after last sip

S: dark chocolate syrup; moderate espresso ground roastiness that slowly pushes to the fore, opening up some of its malty depth... no overt booze note; perhaps a mild earthy hop... I'm rather surprised how potent the aromas are considering its nitrogenated

T: standard British and Irish stout flavors - roasted barley on full display up front, mellow biscuity malt swells midway, finishing with mild, lingering dark coffee and dark baker's cocoa notes... bitterness is light-moderate and seems to be derived mostly from the roasted grain... it's a shame this is nitro, because the base beer is of robust construct

F: flows very much like any Irish dry stout of fame... subtle milky viscosity in the finish, but rather light all around; finish is a touch watery

O: even at its age, this was still a relatively fine drink... gotta re-check the price, but I'd grab this again - at least I know it holds up over time

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

weak on flavor

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scootercrabb
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really good beer not quite sure why I got such a low reviews. Highly recommend.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travolta
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tstromer
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- very dark chocolate color with a creamy thick head
S- A subtly choco malt scent, not very strong smell
T- A smooth creamy mocha, similar to guinness version better a little weaker
F- Full bodied smooth feel

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Photo of sloggettstrength
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from nitro can into a snifter glass

Look: Pitch black in the glass with two fingers of thick, creamy off white head.

Smell: Very light aroma of roasted malt.

Taste: Roasted malt, brewed coffee and milk. Very nice.

Feel: Thick and creamy, love it!

Overall: First had this on tap many many years ago at my first Highland games - then Four Peaks started sponsoring and being the only brewer there. I love this beer.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imbibehour
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the nitro can into a nonic pint glass.

Great cascade, thick and rich with a good glug and sheets of ripping head. As we wait, the head eventually settles to a finger and a haf tall of nitro creamy goodness. Off tan, in color, on a very dark walnut solid body. Just a faint touch of red mahogany when presented to the light.

Aroma is a bit neutral and quiet actually. Faint roast, a little bit of of toasty notes and some creamy sensations but very much subdued. Slight touches of strawberry fruit like ester, but otherwise not much to mention.

Session beer true tasty ness. Light bodied, but with a good creamy nitrous wash. Faint roast, but good fruit character like sensations. Faint char on the finish with mixing cream and strawberry like quality. A little bit of chocolate and more so marshmallow going in which makes a great combination with the nitrous feel.

May not be the greatest of all stouts, but a pretty easy slamming and flavorful brew.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From tap to growler to refrigerator to pub glass to taste buds in 3 hours.

Looks like a porter/stout.. a high UV rate, but not a sun blocker. Smells of a roasted coffee/chocolate mix with a malt boldness that draws you in. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate ..with some hints of berry/vanilla on the back side. There is a mild bitter/bite throughout the drink/gulp, yet smooth.

Overall: I was floored with the taste of this 4.2 Stout. I love it when I run into a small beer with a big taste. The roasted flavor was exactly where I like it. Yea sure, it's not thick like an imperial, but it's not watery, and I'm definitely getting more of these!

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Photo of Marraybay
1.18/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I've previously gone on record claiming to have never experienced a bad beer from Belhaven.....until now. This stuff is truly putrid. Weak, watery, bitter, under carbonated; Just really flat out bad in virtually every respect imaginable, sans glass presentation, which definitely sets the drinker up for a huge letdown upon tasting. The only thing I can possibly attribute this to is a bad batch or a quality control issue, although I don't think I'm capable of mustering the courage/interest to resample. Disappointing...

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.71/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.61/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Satorn
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Everydayoff
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

440ml nitro-can poured into a pint glass.

Almost black in color with some deep brown shade, the pour quickly builds up majestic silky light tan head that gradually cascades down from that nitro effect. It doesn't die down until the last sip together with lots of sticky carbonation, great appearance.

In a nose, black coffee, dark and creamy chocolate, cocoa powder, slight caramel, roasted, dark bread, and milky sugar.

Big roasted malt in the taste with a note of slight sourness of roasted coffee bean, then it is black coffee, chocolate, milky sugar, and dark bread. The end and aftertaste is wrapped up by rich roasted profile.

Light and watery body with low carbonation through the palate, creamy smooth from the nitro, finish is dry.

Easy to drink and sessionable Stout, it is made based on good dark and roasted malt.

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Photo of BeckHardy
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 14.9 ounce nitro can into a nonic pint glass. Jet black in the glass with some light ruby highlights when held up to light. Very faint whiff of bread crust, a wee bit biscuit as well. The taste was very smooth and slightly sweet aftertaste. Less bitter than Guinness with a creamy mouth feel. This is a highly drinkable stout and with only 4% a.b.v. you could have a few and not feel sick the next morning. I would highly recommend this and would reach for it over than Tennent's Sweetheart stout.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 14.9 OZ can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler. The appearance is pitch black with a large thick off-white head. The aroma is malt and black licorice.

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Photo of J10Jordan
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinEPower
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bitter aftertaste that isn't great. Would drink again but it's no Guinness.

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Black Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
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