Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Mild Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Newcastle Cabbie is brewed with dark malts and noble aroma hops to create a flavour with hints of chocolate, coffee and light fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebombtb (11) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Beautiful dark color Fruity aroma. Taste was very good with hints of chocolate and fruit as well as coffee. This beer was great and has taken over my number one spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
felsenpils (130) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours black with off white foam. The aroma is very British. The taste is dark and roasted, but not nearly as thick and meaty as American micros. A very interesting ale with all the fruit/cork/musty aromas and flavors of an English ale, but with the color of an Irish stout. Great residual sweetness reminiscent of a Bass ale. Nicely done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1501) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Newcastle Cabbie has a very thick, creamy, beige head, pronounced lacing, a clear, deep, reddish, dark-brown appearance, and a few ascending stray bubbles. Aroma is of sweet, bready, brown bread crust, and the flavor is of the same, with a noticeable medium roastiness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Newcastle Cabbie finishes mostly wet, refreshing, and delicious. No off flavors or aromas. So delicious! RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (435) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2014
pours a dark brown with some red when held up to the light. there was a small 1 finger head that left mild lacing. the aroma was dark roasted barley malt and also some dark fruits as well. the taste is roasted malts up front but you pick up sweetness, nuttiness, and also dark fruits. i tried this beer not expecting much but i was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grilldoggy (3) - Irmo, South Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2014 does not count
This black ale has a great flavor and kick. My local beer warehouse has a bunch of it at a great discount - lucky for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1931) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. Aroma is cloyingly sweet, roasty, dark fruit. Pours clear cola brown with a one finger beige head with decent retention; falls into a skiff of foam. Taste is sweet, but not as cloying as the aroma let on. It’s a little roasty. Nice and creamy, medium body, fine carbonation. Not as bad as I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TATE (362) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with a thick tan head. Aroma is fruity with a hint of pine. Good balance though not very heavy. Easy to drink, tastes like a brown ale. I get some fruitiness and coffee flavor. Maybe a bit too much carbonation but overall pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark, with tan head. Smells, tastes like caramel. Would definitely get this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a medium-thick head. Malty aroma, with a lot of toasted grains, caramel, and some coffee/chocolate. The flavor is similar, with a hint of fruit - it’s a lot like the classic Newcastle, but with a lot of roasted malt flavor. A bit thin-bodied, but really rather nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of a sweet trade bonus from GT2, pours with a clear amber to deep ruby red body that support a thin light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up caramel malts, some roasted malts, earthy tobacco notes and a mineral water sensation nuanced by faint sweet dark fruity esters. The taste begins with a mix of roasted malts, tobacco earthiness and caramel malts. It picks up vague hop bitterness and a mineral note into the finish. Pretty nice. I love the earthy tobacco note that helps create more depth and interest.

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