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

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RATINGS: 55   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 18, 2006 Cask (gravity dispense) at White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2006. Attractive rich ruby colour. Plenty of berry fruit on the nose. Also some marzipan and a hint of smoky malt. Licorice comes through on the palate with more plummy fruit and touches of caramel. Fairly dry and nicely balanced. Full mouthfeel. Smooth and mellow. Quite a classy drop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7170) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF. Dark amber with a thick bubbly off white head. Lovely coffee malt nose. Flavour is similar but not quite so pleasing. Bitterish finish. Slightly watery mouth feel but still ok. Much better than the bottled version.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6989) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6268) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6176) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
CASK at Charlies. Ruby colour with a small off-white head. Malty, licorice, caramel, hop aroma and a sweet dry, licorice, caramel taste. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5668) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2006
Dover Beer Fest. Dark, tingly premium bitter/strong ale. A rolling hop and malt experience which delights and intrigues in a deep and delicious manner. A very yummy beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5256) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Cask, festive ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Henglers 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
Cask at Charlies, Copenhagen. Deep amber colour with a small off white head. Malty, light caramel sweet aroma with notes of fruit. Fruity sweet flavor with a light bitterness.


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