joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden colour with a thin white head. Their is a light citrus hoppy aroma. The taste is malty with a citrus flavours with a long dry finish. Not a bad beer from a good brewery.
altonbrownd (3735) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in London. Orange/brown colour. Tall foamy head. Hoppy nose. Soapy, creamy flavour. Some caramel. Too much carbonation. Fair enough. Nothing particularly interesting about it though. (Fair enough as I scored it at Tesco...)
kwik-lime (1292) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite heavily carbonated but definitely pleasant. Nice, light, hoppy bitterness with fruity hints.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, as Tescos FInest Golden Ale. Used copper with off-white head. Farmy hop aroma and dull corn. Fairly heavy carbonation, light resin hops, plum esters, some caramel sweetness. Not bad, but sort of dead. Like there was life in this at some point in the brewing process (not like itís made with bad technique or ingredients), but itís gone now, and just the shadows linger.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bright, hoppy aroma. Dry and light taste in the mouth. I honestly donít anything but the hops in the taste. The finish is very ho-hum, boring. A fairly standard UK bitter with no flash or flare. I am sure off the tap with would be a nice beer to drink with spicey food. As for sitting back and sipping, not to much write about.
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber and draped with lace. Wafts with robust hopcone sweatiness, chalk and toffee. Demerara really apparent now Iíve read the bottle, but kept in check with a big, ripe, orange-accented dose of hops. Silky, slatey, slightly floral. No-nonsense hop bitterness smoothed out with creamy, faintly chocolatey malt. Aftertaste is digestive biscuit caramel sweetness with a scatter of oats. Balanced, aromatic, tasty ale.
Earlier Rating: 3/22/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Slightly sulphurous, musty nose with hints of juicy hop, cut grass and bunnypiss (compliment). That slate-like, alkaline, chalky-maltly smoothness I associate with Sam Smithís. Punchy hop bitterness in the finish. Creamy, drawn-out biscuity afters. Pretty decent, and a very welcome antidote to Mongozo banana íbeerí.
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colour with a slight off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with some hay. Full mouth feel with chewy malt. Flavour had some earthy hops and a dry finish. Ok.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a copper colour beer. Big thrusting head of foam. Body is light/mediumn with a firmness associated with Black Sheep. Malt nose with yeast and hops in the background. taste sugary with a nice balance of hops. A nice beer.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper amber color with a average off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dried fruit and moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.
beervis (243) - Taylorís Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black Sheep is a good brewery, and this didnít disappoint - a clear copper pour with good white head, aroma of malt and dried fruit. Flavour has a good balance of malts and spicy hops, smooth mouthfeel, finish bittersweet and lingering. Quaffable.