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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
yespr (45906) - 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.

3.6
Svesse (8616) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2010
(Cask at GBBF London Earl’s Court, 4 Aug 2010) Dark reddish brown colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raisins, prunes, figs and sweet liquorice. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, raisins, prunes, dark bread, over-ripe pineapple and a good, spicy bitterness. More than medium body, with a solid malt sweetness. Well balanced and tasty, mooreish. Very nice.

3.8
cgarvieuk (24800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2010
cask at cloister ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee light creamy roast malt nose ... big sweet caramel toffee malt .. big bitterness in back ... little chocolate... very nice english strong ale ...

3.8
dynamiteninja (1866) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
Cask. The CB Inn, Reeth. Thick off-white head via sparkler. Dark, reddish-brown body. Initially very strong fruits, followed by bread. Then grass detectable. Chocolate starts to show itself, followed by burnt toffee on the finish. Dry finish, full bodied.

3.7
bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Hand pulled cask at the brewery visitor centre and several North Yorkshire pubs over the years. Ruby brown with a thick sparkled beige head. Sweet fruity malts with some chocolate and a hint of peat along side some very fresh hops in the finish. A rather underated ale.

3.5
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2009
0,5 l bottle, bought at Bierei, Vienna. Nice appearance with a dark amber-brown-reddish color, medium foamy beige head. Nice roasted malt andcoffee in the aroma, fine espresso coffee and roasted grains in the flavor with some sourish top-yeast. Long roasted aftertaste.

3.2
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
Tasted at Gallows Bird RALE 05. Dark reddish brown colour. Coffee in the taste. Average hoppiness. Like a "coffee break".

3.2
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body: Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3 Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4 Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head: None(1)->Large(5) : 4 White(1)->Tan(5) : 2 Lasting: 2 Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3 Bread : 3 Apple : XX Tropical Fruits : XX Soap : XX DMS : XX Diacetyl : 3 Sulfur : XX
Malt : 4 Biscuity : 3 Hay : XX Toasty : 3 Caramel : XX Nuts : XX Honey : XX Cereals : 4 Grainy : 2
Hops : 3 Noble(1)->American(5) : 1 Leafy : 3 Spicy : XX Floral : XX Lemon/Lime : XX Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX Herbal : 2 Grassy : XX Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes : Peach/Apricot : XX Earth : 3 Mint : XX Butterscotch : XX Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4 Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2 Sourness : XX Bitterness : 3 Complex : XX Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3 Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3 Clean : XX Sharp : XX Watery : XX Oily : XX Chalk : 2 Astringent : XX Alcohol : XX Mineral : 3 Oxidation : XX Metallic : XX

Comments: Considerably caramelly, earthy yet with a bitter and mineral finish. Not bad.

3.7
Thure (152) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Cast @ "The Wharf", Aalborg - 2nd Cask Festival. Dark brown colour. Roasty aroma with some hop hints. The flavor is roasty with some nut and and a bit of coffee and hop bitterness.

3.6
FatPhil (16392) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007) Very dark ruby brown. Coffee and maly aroma. Strong sweet malty taste. A very rich roast. The guys at the Black Sheep stand had intended to serve this with a sparkler - shocking!


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