dynamiteninja (1825) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as Sainsbury’s Yorkshire Bitter. Citrus, malt, sulphur, fruity, slightly peppery. Orangey body with a medium white head that largely dissipates quite quickly. Well balanced bitter sweet taste. Can taste the demamera sugar. Dry finish. Comforting. A solid, decent bitter and probably my favourite of the Black Sheep lot after the mighty Riggwelter.
JorgeLee (1763) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Bottle from Booths courtesy of the old man. Very typical example of the Black Sheep house style, reddish golden colour, dry malty background, with some licorice, good lingering bitter finish
Fin (9595) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsburys, Kidlington October 2011 consumed at Isobels, Eardisley, Herefordshire 15.10.11 . Pours a copper in colour with a decent sized white head. There are some light hoppy notes on the nose bit of light fruitiness also.Taste was also a little hoppy but with a slight dryness and some fruit and toffee maltiness combining. Its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2007 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle from Morrissons, Banbury 20-04-07. Pours a nice deep amber colour with good clean mid sized white head. Some hops and citric notes in the aroma, taste was similar there was quite a good citrusy hoppy bitterness balanced with some toffee sweet malts, nice beer.
rauchbier (3802) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Sainsburys Grimsby. Deep gold, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Pleasant malty sweet nose with gentle but persistant floral hoppiness apparent, full bodied and well balanced with the sweetness of the malt tempered by a solid hop resin bitterness, some fruitiness and a hint of melon, lingering resinous hop bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 3/19/2002 Total Score: 2.9
Nicely balanced aroma of malt and hops, big head dropped straight off despite adequate condition. Mostly fruity malt flavour with an underlying yeasty bitterness that becomes dry and bittersweet in the aftertaste which spoils it a little for me
tommann (3349) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a light copper with a medium, frothy head. Aroma is bready malt, some citrus and sweetness. Taste has a little watery citrus to start. Nice bready malt finish.
Martin243 (1019) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle, room temp. Pours golden with a white head that doesn’t last. Medium sweet taste, incorporating citrus and herbs. Lively carbonation. Nice long bitter hop finish saves us from boredom. Nice beer I would happily drink again.
EugeneStraver (166) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Home 20110305 (500 ml bottle from brewery): A dark yellow colour with a slightly cloudiness. Flavour: sweetness (caramel), malty, fruity (peach and abricot) and a good hop bitter. A sweet taste (caramel) with an ongoing bitterness. The beer is in the aftertaste still some sweet (sticky) and a dry bitterness.
deanso (9029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle from 2001.
A bottle i’d left at a friends and forgotten about. It aged nicely. No carbonation. Amber colour
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a loose medium-sized tanned foamy head. Fruity and toast-malty aroma with notes of caramel, berries and a touch of liquorice. Sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Mildly toasty malty and fruity taste with notes of berries and citrus, accompanied by liquorice spice; fruity and slightly toasty finish. Classical stuff. 15.XII.10
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep golden, unclear, smaller persistent lacy off-white head, fruity-hoppy nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; caramelly sweetness balances the dry hoppy finish. Very O.K..........