Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hopped and Bothered; Belhaven Scottish Stout

Belhaven -- Scottish Stout
Alcohol content 7%. Deep darkness when poured. Almost beige head, fluffy and spherical. Like bread rising in the oven. Aroma is roasted coffee and a hint of wood and barley. The taste is exquisitely malty, hints of chocolate and a kiss of smokey cream. The finish is solid, if a bit hoppy. Though the body is thick, the finish is quite light, adding nicely together.

Buy if: you want a slightly above average stout.

Overall: I love stouts, so the roasted coffee bean and chocolate notes are well done, though I wish there was a smoother and creamier finish.

3.5 out of 5.

--Nick

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