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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7116) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
Cask (Black Sheep Visitor Centre, Masham) - Dark brown in colour. Liquorice, roasted malt and raisins in the aroma. Roastef malt, liquorice and banoffee feature in the taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6895) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Mrk gylden. Lavt skum. OK maltaroma. Litt st. Smak av syrlig frukt. Bra fylde. Litt trr plommesmak. Syrlig ettersmak. OK l.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4572) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 24, 2013
Cask at the Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, September 2013. Ruby red-brown, clear with white head. Aromatic caramel aroma and dried banana, malty, dry taste, caramel and some toffee too. Sweet undertones, full-bodied and slightly carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11705) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at NWAF 13, half pint shared by Finn. Deep, mahogany coloured body. Spotty lacework. Roasted caramel malts to the nose. Dark caramel taste added by notes of chocolate and mixed with marmalade. Mid-dry, dark bitter finish. Well bodied. Pleasing (Manchester, 23.01.2013).

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blobcat (3) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
If I could only drink one beer for the remainder of my days dead sheep (Riggwelter) would be it

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (24604) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty dark fruity finiah with hints of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1650) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2011
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black with a thin white head. Intense malty aroma with molasses and damsons present. Creamy rich mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives maltloaf with raisins, figs, plums and treacle toffee. Slight hint of liquorice with the spicy hops to give a good robust aftertaste. Sweetness returns with a sherry like alcoholic warmth. A cracking strong ale and completely different from Old Peculier, try them together for comparison - thats a festival in itself!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. A dark brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma fresh fruits like cherries, some malts. The taste of dark fruits, malty with bitterness. The aftertaste is some bitter with sweets.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1533) - ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Half pint at the Black Sheep Visitor Centre. Dark brown with a well formed head. Very nice chocolate/coffee taste. Sweet and nice. Chocolatey aroma. Very pleasant indeed but a little too sickly sweet to be a session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight fruity. Bitter, dark malty and light fruity. Dark malty and slight roasted. Bitter and dry malty. Dry and roasted finish.


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