Jeronimus99 (35) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 6, 2001
Everything is good in this beer, everything. Beautiful and classic English ale, one of the best I’ve ever had! Recommended! Lickmygooch69 (11) - - JAN 1, 2014
Perfect beer for a perfect man. Need I say more? If you want, fight me. I challenge you. It made me tear up while drinking (i also had dust in my eye) 09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2008
I don’t know why this has such a low rating, this is like my favourite beer Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
This is an excellent, very well-balanced, dry, flavourful bitter. It is a copper-amber with a big, thick, dense, of-white head that lasts and slowly reduces to a smaller head that never diminishes, leaving some lacing. The aroma is plums, malt, toasted grain. The taste has definite, moderate bitterness up front but with a sweet balance and the two are very well balanced, leaving the beer with a definite bitterness but one that is nicely backed up and it is very dry and crisp. It tastes of toasted grain with a hint of caramel, the palate is tingly and lively with a long, smooth finish that is neverthless crisp and, as the bottle says, "bittersweet." The finish is clean with a pine bitterness balanced with grain and mild sweetness. HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Poured a dark amber with amber tinged head and lace. Bitter hops on the nose. Creamy smooth palate with an initial impression of what I would call olive. A veritable bouqet of hops and silky malty biscuitness fill the mouth. This was so smooth and drinkable that I’m finally starting to "get" English Ales. Sure it doesn’t have the heaviest, most gnarly, mouthfeel but it’s meant to be a session ale, no?
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 25, 2007
Wicked nose of sweet spices, flowers, dried apricots, resin, and wheat; very fruity. Pours a sparkling golden. The slow cascade meanders into a tall fully lasting tight off-white head that is creamy and leaves very good lace. The flavor is malty with light acidity, and a lovely raisinish finish. Superior with great complexity combined with great balance. The perfect body is medium, creamy, super soft, and an astringent feel to the finish. Exceptional! Grossly underrated IMHO. moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2008
aroma of malts and not much else(but this is not a bad thing). golden/light brown color with a little carbonation and very small off white/light brown head. good lacing. ok, I have to say that I enjoy a good "bitter" and hot damn! this is excellent! flavor of malts a little bit o’ hops and maybe a touch of caramel. very,very,very, smooth palate with a hint of the bitter after taste. this is by far my favorite bitter out of a bottle. I WILL be getting more of this and I MUST be carefull because this is very easy to drink. LOVE IT! Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2012 Light amber, creamy head but very flat. Caramel sweet malty honey aroma. Gentle bitter hops finish. Velvety honey taste. Mulldog (13) - Rochdale, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Always a lovely aroma and so very palatable too. Alcohol content is just right to give it a nice kick. You can’t go wrong with Black Sheep. UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2003
I'm into this! Crystal clear amber, with a dense white head. Sticks to the glass as you drink it down. Aroma is soothingly fruity and a bit floral, with a pronounced malty presence. Beer has a wonderful medium to full bodied pale maltiness, moderate carbonation, with a bit of goldings, and maybe some fuggles, hopping. I'm not usually a fan of goldings hops, but it seems to have other varieties added, which serve to downplay the goldings flavor and give a full complement of hoppiness. Some toffee, a bit of fruit, and a hint of breadiness. I'll easily get this again.