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Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: English Strong Ale
Masham, England

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Introducing the big-hitting, the fabled, Riggwelter. You asked for a strong ale, we gave you….Riggwelter, a real powerhouse of a beer. Much thought went into the creation of our flagship ‘strong’ ale. To create something with real strength and depth we developed a unique recipe featuring rich espresso aromas, dark fruit and roasted malt flavours. Riggwelter Ale takes its name from a local Yorkshire Dales farming term which has Norse roots; “rygg” meaning back, and “velte” meaning to overturn. A sheep is said to be rigged or ‘riggwelted’ when it has rolled onto its back and is unable to get back up without assistance. What better name for a strong beer from the Black Sheep Brewery in Yorkshire? Riggwelter is available in cask and bottle.

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3.1
nihtila (3747) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Cask at Guoldford Arms. Deep amber brown. Nose is biscuity malts, caramel. Tastes molasses, toffee, ok.

3.7
Don2711 (484) - - DEC 17, 2016
Caramel and licorice aroma. Coffee and dark chocolate taste. Dark brown amber. Great strength and nice aftertaste. Excellent strong English ale.

3.4
mr_h (5720) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Cask, festive ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow on 5 Dec 2016, roast malt, toffee aroma, deep amber brown with a thin bubbly cream head and sparse lacing, raiusin toffee flavour, creamy, oily, sweet toffee finish.

3.6
rumore (643) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 3, 2016
Pours black with literally no foam. Aroma is not intense, and gives terrain and some coffee. Body is tendentially light but a bit creamy and oily. Taste is balanced between sweet and bitter, with an enjoyable final bitterness.

3.3
jmgreenuk (9717) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 24, 2016
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy off white head. The aroma is malt, light citrus, woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light smooth, woody resin hop, light fruit, light floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
The_Osprey (8454) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall London as ’Black Sheep Riggwelter’. Dark brown with a ruby hue to the light, foamy beige head leaves very full lacing. Aroma is airy even as it drains. Get some chemical later on, some glue. Body is a touch frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is toasted teacake, toast, black pepper, prunes, glue, rum-like booze, salty finish with some liquorice stick. Burnt astringency with a lasting tang. Big flavour but it’s quite harsh for its abv. I want to love it but I don’t. A half was too much.

3.1
Theydon_Bois (20167) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Gravity dispense at the Falcon BF, Wooburn Green, 09/07/16. Amber golden topped with a moderate off White swirl. Nose is caramel, light spice, grains, fruit esters, stewed prunes, Eccles cake. Taste comprises fruit cake, bread, sweet malt base, toffee, Lardy cake, toasted grains. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, hint of booze in the close. Ok.

3.7
AshtonMcCobb (6772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
On cask at Ye Olde Starre Inne, York. Appearance - deep amber to brown with a lovely fawn coloured head. Nose - liquorice dark chocolate and biscuits. Nuts and honeycomb too. Taste - liquorice and molasses. Still biscuits at the back. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish. Overall - a really challenging but rewarding ale.

3.3
Stuu666 (14187) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Cask at arrochar ale festival. Pours clear deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, taste is rich, fruity, caramel.

3.4
Mr_Pink_152 (5254) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog. Dark amber colour with a thick white head. Flavour has fruit, malt, and a caramel sweetness.


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