RoyceH (1180) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour, with a cream coloured head, that faded quickly. Malty nose, sweet, and some hops. Taste is dry and long, bitter bite. Not much carbonation. Strong metallic aftertaste. Good drinker.
JonMoore (1581) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber, bronze colour with a slim white head. Malty aroma with some citrus and hops. Similar for the taste with a long dry bitter finish. There is a bit of that stale taste I associated with pasteurised, but itís not fatal. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Not bad.
dj (440) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Bottle, 500ml. An amber-coloured pour with a large diminishing head. Aromas of malt and sweet toffee. A hoppy taste with malt, sweet caramel and spices. Alcohol is quite noticable but not overpowering. A moderately bitter finish. Light carbonation. Very nice.
Gethinbeer (1821) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. I am first hit by a strong malty smell. However the appearance is excellent, it has a lovely copper bronze colour to it with a great head which clings to the glass until finished. The carbonation is perfect in this clear ale. The flavour is just as good as the appearance, perfect bitterness with a woody feel. Leaves no un savoury characteristics at all. Excellent well balanced beer. This is the Golden Sheep of the flock.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle picked up from Teso 23-04-06. I couldnít agree more with the previous poster, whilst I cannot find much to fault with Black Sheep beers, I also find very little praiseworthy in them, ok, itís copper coloured, bitter, malty etc but they are the beer equivalent of a warbler, i.e. difficult to distinguish from a multitude of other similar specimens.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Iíll never appreciate this brewerís beers. I find them all a bit bereft of character but theyíve got to be drunk to ascertain that fact. This is a copper coloured beer with a sweet malty aroma. The taste is a reasonable melange of malts and English bitter hops, but thereís just nothing that makes it anything other than just another beer. Obvious pasteurization. Dull...next please...
StueyD (812) - Heacham, Kingís Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark reddish brown beer with a weak white head. A malty nose with a hint of fruit. There is also a hint of malt in the taste with a hoppiness that remains through to the aftertaste, there is also a touch of sweetness, like liquorice. (Bottle).
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured and pale with some fruit aroma. Lasting hop finish.
johninmelb (1005) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sharp but well matled nose. Ruby gold with a persistent head and good lace. Mouthfeel is at once soft but a bit overcarbed. Flavour is initially a little sharp and yeasty but mellows out on the back of the throat as it goes. Sweetish malt finish.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Quite clearly this is copper coloured, so not sure why it is called Golden. Thin off white head. Nice white flesh fruit aroma. Apple and peach are distinguishable. Bit of fartyness as well. Bit thin and tinny in mouth with too much carbonation. Shame this is pasteurised and too carbonated, because it could have been a good bitter. Finish has some tingly hop and more orchard fruit, but frankly I canít get over that mouthfeel and the metallic deadness