Black Dog
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Whitby, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular. Brewed under contract by Hambleton between 2001, when the original Black Dog brewery closed, and 2006 when it was resurrected under new ownership.
A dark,rich bitter which is creamy and very smooth to the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2009
Cask at Cloisters Edinburgh ... brown thin off white head ... caramel sugers nose ... big caramel toffee some burnt sugars ... some tracle toffees ... quite bock like

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
@ Market Porter. Slightly amberish brew. The aroma is, sadly, a bit off with pedio and sourness. The taste is more chocolatey, with a hint of tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Black Horse, Whitby. Brown to amber with white head. Darker roast with a goodly amount of hop, a decent palate, quite a reasonable bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Copper color and a nice head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. The flavour is somewhat thin, but I sense notes of roasted malt and a bit of fruit. The bitterness is reasonable OK. 1533

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
Cask Stillage at the Arts Centre, Southport 19/09/2003 Dark with some alcohol and malt. Quite rich on the palate with some chocolate and a crisp slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003
red/brown in colour. Aromas are biscuit malts and toffee. This is quite a dry beer with some toffee and fruit character. Shame it is one dimensional. I would be bored if I had to drink more than a pint of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2009
Cask conditioned Handpump Edgar Wallace London A dark brown to mahogany coloured beer with a whitish loose head. The aroma has some sweet and sour treacle. There is treacle and licorice in the mouth. A bit over sweet but then some soap comes in. An odd tasting beer. Not 100% sure this is as intended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2004 Handpump.Rather malty with some sweetness on the finish. Pleasant enough for a pint or two, but a little heavy for my taste. Not a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
Gravity dispense at the White Lion, Bristol 22/9/07. Dark amber colour with no head. Rich aroma of red fruit and malt. Flavour was a bit thin but was of sweet malt with a smooth, bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Windmill in Ramsgate.
They don’t sell this at the Windmill, I sneaked it in the back in my rucksack just in case all they had was bobbins and guess what?...
Mid orange brown with a slim off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, some dried fruit and a delicate sourness. Flavour is more of the same with a nice hit of coffee and hops at the finish. Pleasant notes of chocolate orange too. Interesting but far from a show stopper.

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