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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (7238) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Cask at DBF 2004. Dark brown appearance with a redly tint. Malty aroma backed up with some smoke. Same is the flavor. Rather nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 31/05/2001 Dark coloured and strong in alcohol with a fruity aroma. Hint of liquorice flavour. 2. Cask Handpump at the West Riding Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury 20/12/2008 Malt aroma. Thick white head. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48113) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
Cask, Handpump @ Brewery. Clear amber coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, fruits and yeast. Flavour of malts, fruits and yeast. Hoppy finish.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (12326) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4797) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5389) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg. Amber colour with a small fully diminishing off-white head. Mild roasty maltiness and caramel in the aroma. Hoppy, fruity and malty flavour. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

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.


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