Black Scottish Stout | Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.

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Black Scottish StoutBlack Scottish Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EmperorBevis on 05-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,956
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
229
pDev:
14.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
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Reviews by thezach:
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3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
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 +3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaneel
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Tstromer
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robertas
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craiglcook
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of dcbeers
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DiUr
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
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 +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierleichen
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lion088
4.04/5  rDev +11%

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.31/5  rDev +18.4%
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 -10.7%

Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
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 Hozat
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of leinie13
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwa357
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Black Scottish Stout from Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 229 ratings
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