overall
32
43
style
Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Bitter
Masham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Name changed from Special Ale to Ale in 2006.
"A full flavoured ale with a rich fruit nose brewed with many generous handfuls of choice Golding hops giving a bittersweet malty taste, followed by an uncompromisingly long, dry and bitter finish. This is the beer that is bottled as Black Sheep Ale."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (11636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Cask at the Guildford arms, as special ale. Pours clear amber, nose is toffee, floral, caramel, buttery, taste is sweet, dry toffee, floral.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsooj87 (62) - - OCT 30, 2016
Not good nit bad. Could drink a couple without being disgusted but would be sarisfied either

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4205) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2016
On tap at the Horse and Jockey. Waddington. Ruby brown colour with an off white head. Aroma stewed fruit and chocolate. Taste light bitter.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
aleksander9 (1456) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2016
Dark copper with white head. Floral, caramel and earth. Fruity, sweet, tobacco and licorice finish. Overall: not a fan of cask ale. Tastes like an old pub.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2015
Cask (Prince Regent, Cambridge)
Pleasant caramelly aroma, some treacle darkness. Nice deep orange, small light head. Nice treacly caramel taste too. Gently twiggy bitterness. A classic English bitter, delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenkiGonzo (1091) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2015
Draught at Toby Carvery in Keighley. Pale gold pour with a small, lasting head. Very little aroma. Nice smooth, typical bitter. Not exciting, but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchad56 (396) - - AUG 13, 2015
Cask Bidford - yellowish amber with white head which maintains good lacing throughout. No carbonation, smooth in mouth and on tongue. Only weak aroma - slightly bitter taste which lasts. Ok - another easily drinkable bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2576) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Cask at the Free Press, Cambridge. Copper, clear with a flimsy cream head and mega-lacing. Plentiful carbonation though. One-dimensional but by no means disappointing smell: malt, malt and more malt. The sturdy sweetness of the malt asserts in the sip, with plenty of buttering hop near the end. Bitter finish is fairly long. Some caramel, toast, hazelnut, rubbing alcohol in the aftertaste. Well above the average bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6629) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
7th July 2015: hand-pulled cask pint in the Kings Heath Cricket Club, Birmingham. Smooth feel to the brew, deep amber body, creamy head that stayed around. Nice blend of flavours: fruity, malty and semi-sweet in the mouth, the aroma hinting of what is to come. The hops come into play towards the end of each sip giving a mildly dry and slightly bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
Pint in The Osprey, Newton Mearns. Light golden ale with creamy head. Hoppy aroma. Slight toffee taste with bitter finish. Perfect to sup with crisps or nuts.


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