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Castle Rock Black Gold (Cask)

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Brewed by Castle Rock
Style: Mild Ale
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask: Regular
A dark mild ale with a slight bitterness but without undue sweetness. A recipe that appeals to both established mild drinkers and also the younger palate.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (891) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Cask @ the Wellington, Birmingham City Centre. Translucent dark brown, flat. Scent of chocolate, coal fire, malt vinegar. Boring bittersweet taste, leading to a slightly more bitter finish. Surprisingly chewy palette. Very meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (159) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at the Merchants, Rugby 14/10/14, Dark Chestnut colour with a white head, Notes of Vanilla. Was expecting a bit more darkness but not a bad Ruby beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (943) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Tried at the Nottingham Beer Festival. Off black colour with small off white head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, nice mild.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (425) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 21, 2014
Cask at GBBF set up 10 August 2014. Pours black brown with an off white head. Aroma of fruit. Some sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3439) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2014
Cask @ GBBF14. Malty-sticky, not too deep, slightly smooth. fresh, but not too much deepness Nice smooth ale characteristic. The aftertaste is smooth, malty, fresh, with a nice bitter ale-typical ending.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
Cask (Vat & Fiddle, Nottingham) - Dark brown with red tinges. Blackcurrant, blackberries and treacle in the aroma. Slightly sweet taste with liquorice, fudge and blackberries detected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4042) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Hand-pulled pint in the Castle Rock owned ’Eagle’, in Boston Lincs on 24th May 2014. Like it’s bottled brother it pours a deep, dark reddy brown with a solid tan head. The malty nose is also very similar. Semi-sweet and smooth in texture (compared to the bottled version). Easy drinking and pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2259) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask@coopers tavern, burton. Black beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma of malts, faint. Taste is lightly roasted malts, charcoal and some dark fruit notes. Ok beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (516) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 30, 2014
Dark pour, small head, light malty aroma. Taste is slightly watery, malt, with some sourness and spice. Decent

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2013
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty roasted caramel aroma. Fruity malty roasted caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.


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