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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | 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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Reviews by augustgarage:
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augustgarage

California

3.41/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 01:48:12 | More by augustgarage
More User Reviews:
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irthesteve

California

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-30-2014 05:00:21 | More by irthesteve
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callieokc


2/5  rDev -37.1%

07-28-2014 22:52:38 | More by callieokc
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stoutman

Michigan

3.16/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a light tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is mildly fruity and mild toasted malt. Taste is lightly toasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and smoke. Quick finish of cocoa and toasty malt. Light body, thin and watery palate, light to average carbonation. Fairly weak and somewhat disappointing to my palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 23:55:36 | More by stoutman
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slym

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am not a fan of this beer. It isn't even really better than the big AALs, just different, IMHO.

For me, this is a miss for Newcastle in their desire to bring something else to the table in the craft brew game. I will try the Bombshell next time...

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 18:22:39 | More by slym
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Ropowers3

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-24-2014 14:14:45 | More by Ropowers3
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Pug

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-21-2014 00:33:01 | More by Pug
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-17-2014 13:28:52 | More by costanzo_mike
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jimmygord

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-17-2014 03:35:50 | More by jimmygord
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jml3rd

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

07-14-2014 09:56:21 | More by jml3rd
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Sweenz


3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-12-2014 12:27:42 | More by Sweenz
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MadeInOregon

California

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-12-2014 05:41:27 | More by MadeInOregon
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Kallenovsky

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.7%

07-12-2014 01:11:00 | More by Kallenovsky
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-27-2014 23:19:09 | More by ImperatorScab
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-26-2014 20:05:43 | More by huntermop
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-26-2014 05:40:14 | More by Jasoncolliver
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-24-2014 05:05:48 | More by jonny1138
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Jlieske13

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-21-2014 17:23:14 | More by Jlieske13
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BrewsBr0ther

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-20-2014 21:07:27 | More by BrewsBr0ther
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B33rcules

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-19-2014 21:54:09 | More by B33rcules
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DynamiteKyle

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +25.8%

06-19-2014 03:40:39 | More by DynamiteKyle
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dgp207

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

06-16-2014 21:11:47 | More by dgp207
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emwild12

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.7%

06-10-2014 21:48:51 | More by emwild12
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -5.7%

05-31-2014 21:39:53 | More by Latarnik
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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.