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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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74
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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 17.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | 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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h-bomb

Georgia

1/5  rDev -68.7%

12-09-2013 02:40:59 | More by h-bomb
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Champagne_of_Fear

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -53%

02-07-2014 08:52:39 | More by Champagne_of_Fear
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MAN615

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -53%

02-14-2014 02:14:22 | More by MAN615
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Mycatfinneas

North Dakota

1.5/5  rDev -53%

12-06-2013 06:39:16 | More by Mycatfinneas
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anon

California

1.61/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Drank straight from the bottle, so not sure how this one looked. Being a fan of black ales (as this represents itself as), I thought I'd give it a shot despite the low ABV.

...and let me say I was quickly let down. What scents are here are very faint; same goes for the taste.

Simply put, to me, this tasted like water with a very faint malt and coffee taste to it. Hops not picked up in the smell or the taste.

Overall it doesn't taste bad, but it is by no means "good". Not much going on here at all. Worth a shot, I guess. But I won't be having this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 02:44:15 | More by anon
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PR_Taste_Tester

Texas

1.71/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I have to agree with ahommell and anon on their reviews. This beer had me very excited, especially after sampling other Newcastle products. Unfortunately this is one of those that made me hold it in my mouth and had to force-swallow the beer. I tried a second time, thinking maybe I was being judgmental, but no, this beer had a metallic taste and it was just awful to me. I was glad I got it in a "pick your 6" sampler as well or I would have been quite upset. Needless to say, I dumped it out, very disappointing. I normally think that some of the reviews are a bit too harsh, but this one deserved harsh reviews.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 01:32:25 | More by PR_Taste_Tester
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TheDrunkGnoll

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

10-30-2013 03:52:02 | More by TheDrunkGnoll
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RDUNE

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

12-26-2013 20:58:51 | More by RDUNE
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StretchZep

Ohio

2/5  rDev -37.3%

11-02-2013 16:14:07 | More by StretchZep
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John_Squires

New York

2/5  rDev -37.3%

01-25-2014 04:14:22 | More by John_Squires
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chooch5

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.3%

04-12-2014 17:48:16 | More by chooch5
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Miami66

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -37.3%

05-24-2014 17:26:50 | More by Miami66
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lhibbard

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -37.3%

12-29-2013 22:02:50 | More by lhibbard
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

12-05-2013 03:20:10 | More by JasonTaverner
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

12-12-2013 04:31:48 | More by mrfrancis
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ahommell

Mississippi

2.34/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wow.

Normally I review these new beers like mad. However... this is pretty awful for a brand like Newcastle. I am overjoyed that I bought this as a "create your own six pack"... otherwise I'd have bloody lost it.

The other versions (blonde, warewolf) werent awful. This is bloody awful for how good your original product is.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 04:14:04 | More by ahommell
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kbnooshay

New York

2.46/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Black IPA? Nope! This poured a dark amber brown with a super thin off white head. Smells like a burnt tootsie roll. This doesn't smell like an IPA. No hop presence at all. So it's not black and its not an IPA! SWEET! What the hell is this!?! This tastes like no black IPA have ever had before. Not even close! More like a dirty leather shoe? This has the same off taste that I picked up on in their also horrid Winter IPA, founders ale, and summer ale. Now while I really can't taste any hop flavor there is a super mild hop bitterness. Feel is moderate to thin. This is not good, but then again I have never had a good beer from Newcastle. What am i missing here? All of their beers have this off putting dirty, bitter and burnt taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 00:48:40 | More by kbnooshay
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

12-26-2013 03:11:07 | More by Damian74Shensky
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AUGRAD06

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-13-2014 18:05:38 | More by AUGRAD06
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-18-2014 02:53:38 | More by Segelstrom
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utfiero

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Color- medium to deep brown. Medium head settling quickly.

Aroma- mildly roasted malt with subtle notes of nuts and tobacco.

Taste- A bland dark lager. Starts very mildly roasted, lacks body, finishes lackluster with a mild yet clean finish. Definitely a session beer at this ABV.

Poured from 355 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). tasted on 2/14/14

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 23:53:18 | More by utfiero
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

03-05-2014 19:55:43 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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thegiantc

California

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

12-13-2013 06:07:34 | More by thegiantc
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

03-12-2014 02:15:38 | More by Zetcha7x
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Belittle

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

01-10-2014 17:47:07 | More by Belittle
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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.