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Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
"Beers for bottling are drawn from brewery conditioning tanks and transported by road tanker to our bottlers. There they are chilled, stored for ten days, then filtered and bottled. At the end of the bottling process, the bottles are pasteurised, labelled and packed."
"Brewed with many generous handfuls of choice Golding hops, it is full flavoured ale with a rich fruit nose. The bittersweet malty taste is followed by an uncompromising long, dry and bitter finish. This beer was the first, most successful, of all of our bottled beers."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2004
This poured a deep amber color with a thin white head that laced the glass nicely for the duration. Has an earthy, malty aroma with a hint of grassiness. Creamy mouth-fill. A mild yet bitter malt taste with an underlying touch of sweetness. Slighty bitter finish. A comfortable drink.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Poured nice amber orange with rocky white head...smells of bread dough, grass, caramel...tastes mildly bitter with sweetness of molasses and caramel...a little chewey...finish is grassy and bitter...good one...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2004
Buttery, cookie aroma. Amber color, beige head, very nice lace. Sweet, creamy start, well hopped, little roasted, caramel, grass, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2004
Bottled. Dark amber beer with foamy white head. Earthy, malty aroma. A suggestion of orange in the palate. Nice maltiness. A solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2004
Lovely golden orange colour with white frothy head. I expected it to be a dark ale, the black sheep name I guess. Not what I thought it was, but that’s fine. Easy to drink with a clean finish. Very much enjoyed this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2004
Strong malt, burnt brown sugar aroma with mild notes of dark fruits and a light pleasing nuttiness. Slightly hazy copper coloured with decent white head that diminishes rapidly to cover. Some nice lacing. Malt and caramel flavours up front chased by a pleasant floral hop character and decent balancing bitterness. Medium-light body though mouthfeel perhaps a touch thin. Very enjoyable session beer. Bottle. Thanks, JoeMcPhee!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2004
I thought the body was thin but the smell and flavour of burnt malts and molasses were great. Decent hop presence to balance it off. Somewhat one-dimensional, but passable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Bottle. Good bitter flavor with a little bit of fruitiness (cherry) in there. Nice dry finish with an alcohol bite. Good balance between the malts and hops. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
Quite nice. bitterness hits at the finish leaving a nice hoppy taste. overall, pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
07.31.04 500ml bottle. Hazed honey color; big, brainy head. Sweet aromas of clover honey, apple blossom, shortbread. Similar flavors. Some vegetable as it warms - a touch of green beans, raw peanuts - but not all bad. Plum and apricot as it warms further. Nice, quaffable, not outstanding.


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