Black Scottish Stout | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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3.65/5
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Black Scottish StoutBlack Scottish Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Dry 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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Ranking:
#36,030
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
284
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
Photo of CHADMC3
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
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 -12.1%
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 +2.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaneel
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of vinivini
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | 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 BCborn
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robertas
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craiglcook
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of dcbeers
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ScottishLad
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of can into a clean pint glass. The stout pours black with a nice white head of foam. Good foam retention and lacing. Smelled a faint whiff of chocolate. Taste was good. Mouth feel was creamy and smooth. Overall a great Scottish stout. I prefer it to Guinness.

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Photo of DiUr
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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 DruC4
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CWVegas
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierleichen
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lion088
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

14.9oz can (L5085 08:30) milked into a bulbous pint glass has a deep brown body floating a proud 1in tan head that persists in a 1/4in cap.

Aroma is raost coffee. Taste matches with a sweet malt. Feel is not quite thick, but creamy and full, coating the mouth and tongue.
The more I have from Belhaven, the more I want.

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Photo of Iaido
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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 Jacobus79
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

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Black Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 284 ratings