Black Dog
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Whitby, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Regular. Brewed under contract by Hambleton between 2001, when the original Black Dog brewery closed, and 2006 when it was resurrected under new ownership.
A dark,rich bitter which is creamy and very smooth to the palate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (9478) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Halifax & Calder Beer Festival 2015. Very dark reddish-brown with some chocolate in its aroma. More sweet than anything else in its taste, but the chocolate comes alive again in its aftertaste. Has a lower bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (5006) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Premium bitter which apparently has got something to do with the origins of Abraham Stokers novel "Dracula"... Thin, off-white head over a clear, deep bronze beer, a lot darker than usual even for a premium bitter, not unlike Whychwood Hobgoblin. Aroma of cookies, caramel candy, dried leaves, nutmeg, dried plums and hazelnut paste. Taste is primarily caramelly, nutty and biscuit-like, some pear, a hint of brown sugar and liquorice, smooth with somewhat thin mouthfeel, a bit resinous, sweetish but not cloying finish with leafy hop bitterishness without actually becoming explicitly bitter. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snowdog140 (58) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Strong, roasty and appealing aroma, lovely dark ruby appearance with a small amount of head. Stout like roasted taste and earthy finish, perfectly pleasant beer, one to pick up if available.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7444) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
Big offwhite coarseish head doesnt last. Clear amber body with carbonation. Earthy caramelly aroma with nutty syrupy notes. Dry-sweet earthy caramelly syrupy taste with rye crisp bread notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy musty aftertaste with spicy notes. Odd beer with little flavour, as though its missing something. (0.5l bottle, at Greens, Whitby.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6331) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Cask on stillage at the Marlow Donkey, Marlow. Chestnut with a flat head and slight carbonation; toffee aroma with some strawberry fruit; rich and treacly in the mouth, with a creamy body, nad a hint of burnt sugar and some gentle hops; then an earthy, cinder toffee finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2856) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Cask (Hambleton Black Dog Rhatas) at Tanners Hall JDW Darlington. Dark brown amber colour, foamy tan head leaving lots of lacing and a roast malt dark fruit aroma. Malty chocolate, raisin, roast malt and biscuit notes, fruity with a medium body and some bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Russ_H (2) - Balderton, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012 does not count
In short, this beer lives up to its name.........forget all the anorack jargon that people use to describe a beer......that means nowt to me. Drink this & you will end up happily Rhatas...........Beauty.. :-)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dogbomb (1173) - ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Cask. Dark brown with an off-white head. Not much of a nice through the thick head. Creamy in the mouth, with a slightly sick "bile" bite. Sour, with overripe pear, apple and lemon. Musty and interesting, if slightly unpleasant. Finish is sour-bitter and peppery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1662) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2000. Cask, gravity dispense. Dark mahogany in colour with a thin white head. Tobacco in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a strange flavour of smoked ham on the tongue sides with salt evident. Burnt barley sugar with molasses are also present. Spicy hops in the aftertaste gives a dry, almost lemony note to the aftertaste which is a complete contrast to the malt component. Finish is malty, smokey and interestingly moreish. A strange brew indeed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
@ Market Porter. Slightly amberish brew. The aroma is, sadly, a bit off with pedio and sourness. The taste is more chocolatey, with a hint of tartness.

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