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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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73
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252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 18.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: snargles on 10-12-2013)
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ChuckHardslab

Texas

3.41/5  rDev +7.6%

Pours a bronze reddish color with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. The smell is bready malts and fruit. The taste follows suit with dark malt, a hint of chocolate and coffee. Theres a burnt toast flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit thin. There' almost no hop presence except to offset the sweetness. It's not a bad beer and is easily drinkable.

11-03-2013 01:43:50 | More by ChuckHardslab
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

01-03-2014 12:14:08 | More by tbryan5
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

06-24-2014 05:05:48 | More by jonny1138
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generallee

New York

3.3/5  rDev +4.1%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 4.2% and there is a short description of the beer as well.

Appearance: It has a dark reddish garnet colored body with a small just off white head on top. This head settles quickly leaving a thin film of lacing that just hangs on.

Smell: It is light overall and has some odd earthy and leathery notes with some light toasted bready maltiness.

Taste / Palate: It’s flavor matches the aroma perfectly and both the flavor and palate feels light, subtle and thin. Overall I like what’s here but I would just like a little more.

05-27-2014 08:20:45 | More by generallee
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

12-22-2013 05:30:09 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

01-19-2014 04:14:12 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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Meyers1023

Texas

4/5  rDev +26.2%

08-09-2014 02:43:14 | More by Meyers1023
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev +16.1%

Deep brown colored with a moderate amount of light seeping through. A half inch of off white to light khaki colored foam covers the top. Aroma of malt powder and a bit of chocolate. The body is light,smooth and creamy. I get malt powder and chocolate in the flavor with a very gentle note of bittering hops. This is a subtle yet tasty,sessionable beer.

05-17-2014 00:55:05 | More by Franziskaner
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.35/5  rDev +5.7%

Dark cola brown appearance, with a big khaki beige head forms thick and the lacing clings to the sides of the glass I'm drinking from. Aroma hints of dark ripened fruit with a prominent roasted malt character mild leafy herbal tobacco like hop offerings. Flavors express themselves as roasted malt hints of toffee an English style dark mild with minimal flavor but expressive hints of good beer are here. Good to know I can get this style now in a grocery store in America, I applaud this effort and every other micro like beer they continue to release. The low alcohol beer tends to save some miles on the old liver, and for that I enjoy this lower alcohol offering even more so. It's not up to the flavor level that I would like to have but it's a solid crossover beer even keeled carbonation smooth going down, overall this is a beer that the masses will find revolutionary. For me it's just okay, but I'm not sad that I gave it a go.

10-27-2013 03:45:53 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.38/5  rDev +6.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Poured dark reddish brown with a good size head that settles to a thin layer but leaves good lacing.

S: Mild, with roasted grains, some caramel, and a hint of coffee.

F: The flavor follows, but with some light hops at the finish... and not as strong as hoped. Pretty well balanced.

M: Crisp yet smooth; dry finish; medium-thin body.

O: A good looking brew, with good flavor for style and for a 4.2% ABV.

06-02-2014 21:13:46 | More by chinchill
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schoon

Iowa

3/5  rDev -5.4%

08-04-2014 02:36:44 | More by schoon
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Rowsdower

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

02-22-2014 21:56:36 | More by Rowsdower
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

12-27-2013 20:16:36 | More by LXIXME
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GRE680

Michigan

4/5  rDev +26.2%

12-07-2013 12:09:26 | More by GRE680
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Retroman40

Kentucky

3.46/5  rDev +9.1%

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Very dark, almost black with a foamy, but fleeting head that gave way to decent lacing.

S - Chocolate and roasted malt and grains.

T - Sweet chocolate with some coffee and roasted malts.

M - Smooth with moderate carbonation.

O - This reminded me of a good porter than anything else.

03-16-2014 09:45:15 | More by Retroman40
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augustgarage

California

3.41/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Samuel Smith nonik.

Clear sienna body with ruby highlights and a faint yet lasting smattering of beige foam up top. Slight, sandy lacing; decent retention.

Gentle aromatics are a blend of fruity esters (kiwi, berries, etc.) and roast malt notes (toffee, hazelnuts, stale coffee, etc.).

Sweet clean malt dominates the flavor profile, supported by an earthy/leafy/nutty/charred array of roast flavors. Mild peppery bitterness helps balance out the sweetness leading into a light medium finish. Smokey, mineral-laden, almost vegetal aftertaste brings to mind river stones.

Light bodied, vaguely acrid, slightly thin mouth-feel.

Lacks character compared to the better versions of the style, but not bad overall.

12-05-2013 01:48:12 | More by augustgarage
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

01-09-2014 21:38:28 | More by tdm168
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TownDunkel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

I always like English milds. nice dark appearance with a quickly vanishing white head. In the light it has a red color. Smell is mild hops and sweet malts. Taste is the winner here. Medium baked bread with earthy hops that mellow to a light toffee. Mouthfeel is lacking and dissapates quickly.

05-09-2014 00:41:30 | More by TownDunkel
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kpjsmith

New York

4.5/5  rDev +42%

01-30-2014 22:59:09 | More by kpjsmith
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snargles

Texas

2.51/5  rDev -20.8%

pours dark reddish brown, definitely not black. Faint malt smell, nothing impressive about the scent at all. Thin mouthfeel, slight coffee and cola notes but very bland. The flavors fade before they even develop. Easy drinking for a "black ale" but I could not justify this beer's existence, as in my opinion it brings absolutely nothing interesting or unique to the table, and is certainly no classic example of the form.

10-12-2013 01:34:21 | More by snargles
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

12-26-2013 03:11:07 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Bierleichen

Maryland

4/5  rDev +26.2%

08-20-2014 18:21:49 | More by Bierleichen
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -5.4%

11-10-2013 03:47:21 | More by dailyminefield
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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev +26.2%

01-14-2014 23:04:28 | More by freewill35
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Kallenovsky

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.4%

07-12-2014 01:11:00 | More by Kallenovsky
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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
73 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.