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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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3.3
faroeviking (10826) - 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
Stuu666 (13019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Cask at arrochar ale festival. Pours clear deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, taste is rich, fruity, caramel.

3.3
jmgreenuk (9306) - 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.

3.2
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.

3.2
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".

3.1
yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2006
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg, DK. Chestnut colored, with almost no head, just some off-white bubbles. The aroma is lightly roasted and has caramel too. Malty-sweet and bitter flavor, with the bitterness escalating towards the finish. Some roastiness also comes through at the end. Medium body. (060506)

3.1
yespr (44706) - 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.

3.1
Theydon_Bois (19189) - 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.

3.1
The_Osprey (7881) - 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
nihtila (3596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Cask at Guoldford Arms. Deep amber brown. Nose is biscuity malts, caramel. Tastes molasses, toffee, ok.


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