jamesie1857 (2151) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
500ml bottle - golden pour with white head, a little floral in the nose, but dry and citrus in the taste. A little bitter afterwards, but not too unpleasant. McTapps (6889) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Taste of flowers, grains and hay. Quite refreshing, easy to drink but little bit too bitter for me in the finish. MichaelAwesome (6519) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Aromas of some caramel, malt and toffee. Tastes sweetish without any bitterness. Good but nit outstanding beer. ianwelby (1392) - SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Slight fizz with poured and developed a thin, foamy head. Balanced flavour but more bitter than anything else. Crisp, refreshing but not especially memorable. thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
A - light Brown hint gold and a small head that lasted and faded into a film with little lacing.
S - Strong malt a bit of hay, golden syrup, caramel, bit of dark fruit.
T - mush dryer and hoppier than it smelled. refreshing and went very well with my chicken and Black bean sauce. dry slightly bitter finish and no aftertaste.
M&D - medium carbonation, smooth, easy to drink. Could have a couple in a night but would just as soon try something else.
matter (28) - - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle, drunk 6 months after "Best Before" date... pours a clear amber with thin white head. Yeasty and malty nose. Definitely "cream cracker" taste, mainly sweet, medium carbonation and body, some weak citrus hop bitterness on the finish. Forgettable. kermis (13482) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours dark golden with a medium white head. Light citrus, caramel and grain aroma. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Light to light medium bodies with soft carbonation. SarkyNorthener (4623) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Amber coloured. Slight fruity taste with a decent bitter hop taste on back of tongue. Ok. wheresthepath (2335) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
[Bottle at Langdon Beck YHA] Deep golden-bronze, moderate diminishing head, slight fizz. Bit of lemon, some earthyness. As with most Black Sheep beers, it tastes like it may have had a dead sheep from a peat bog dipped in the vat, although fortunately with this one the rotten ovine flavour is less pronounced than in some. Moderate biscuit bitterness to finish. Really not a big fan of Black Sheep. c5 BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle best before 28th Nov 2008, drank 13th Feb 2008.
Poured into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ pint glass. Another Brit beer that looks like a dark Dort or a light Alt. Old gold in colour with a thin no-head, which makes me think of these two aforementioned German styles of beer.
Very un-German in the aroma, more hops and barley than is evident in Germany. A typical English ale smell.
Crisp dry and tart in the taste, nothing overpowering, just a good beer.
The beer has something about it, difficult to place, but it has both depth and a presence which few 4.7% beers have.
I like the normal Black Sheep on cask, it is a regular guest beer in bars around where i live. This is good too and I will look for it on cask.