Syzzer (551) - Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Typical weak platonic english dark ale. It has a sour finish, rootbeer in color, slightly-somewhat malty. Finishes very weak.
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel and dark dried fruits. Roasted malt and coffee flavor with hints of caramel sweetness, dark dried fruits and grassy/herbal hops. Lightly bitter hop finish.
Gription79 (1898) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 500ml bottle. There is a slight sour character, toffee, earthy, bready. A little thin.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Dark cola brown, thin white head. Nice malty sweet nose, touch of treacle, touch of earthy English hops. Similar flavours, some cola sweetness, soft caramel, earthy peppery hops and a soft chocolate sweetness in the finish. Great.
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown, coke-like liquidm slightly see-through. pours a foamy head that disappears. the aromascape is dark and hidden, containing malt and dark sweet tones; hint of caramel and chocolate, bread, herb/seaweed qualities, dough and earth, moist leaves. The taste is rather awesome to be honest. The sweetness changes from honey-sweet to a wide, open and mild chocolate sweetness. this dances with the bitterness that is mild but nicely uplifts the malt. The sourness is gentle but not weak; its lifts up its head nicely when you seem to forget it was there. The palate makes this work even better by having a medium body with a surprisingly thick, oily texture. the carbonation is spot on, keeping things alive but not overwhelming anything. If the aroma was more open or intriguing, it would uplift everything a notch. A good beer, a good experience after tasting boring and bland beers one after another. Best beer so far from Black Sheep that I’ve tasted.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aug 2006 from BA: Dark Ruby Red, with a thick creamy coloured head which I poured into a Palm Tulip glass, this allowed the flavour and aroma to stay in the glass more than if I had just poured into a normal British pint sleeve glass.
Burnt Malt and Hops come to the fore in the smell.
The taste is strong on malt, but not overpowering, a slight fizz, but not gassy in any way.
The throat holds the flavour (if you let it) and the mouth feel stays, this is not a watery beer.
Very drinkable and must be tried with Wensleydale Cheese, they come from the same valley in Yorkshire.
weihenweizen (1378) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a trappist glass. Pours translucent medium brown with small beige head. Little lacing, medium/light body, medium/low carbonation, and molasses aroma. Taste is roasted malt, a little molasses, and a finishes wee bit dry light bitter. More complex as it warms.
kermis (3649) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at home tasting. Ruby brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malts fruit and caramel. Same aspects in flavour with a medium body and low to medium carbonation.
deanso (4092) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle shared by Kermis.
Creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Nice beer. Malty aftertaste
prawlie (998) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle from Beers of Europe into a pint glass. Dark red/brown with a foamy head. Roast, malt and hops blend, unusual but attractive. A little roast, fruitiness, yet dry and surprisingly complex. A particularly good beer from Black Sheep.