thebombtb (14) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
felsenpils (151) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
ronaldtheriot (1747) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Brandon1989 (496) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
poisoneddwarf (2249) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TATE (402) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark, with tan head. Smells, tastes like caramel. Would definitely get this again.
superspak (4483) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/31/2014. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toast, dark bread, light raisin/plum, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light raisin/plum, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, light raisin/plum, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a nice English dark mild ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.