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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 18.55%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | 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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1/5  rDev -68.6%

h-bomb, Dec 09, 2013
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

shook138, Aug 01, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Champagne_of_Fear, Feb 07, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

MAN615, Feb 14, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.8%

Mycatfinneas, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of anon
1.61/5  rDev -49.4%
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.

anon, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of PR_Taste_Tester
1.71/5  rDev -46.2%
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.

PR_Taste_Tester, Dec 03, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

TheDrunkGnoll, Oct 30, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

RDUNE, Dec 26, 2013
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1.84/5  rDev -42.1%

AzGrif, Sep 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

JBreezyyNY, Aug 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

grja7, Aug 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

StretchZep, Nov 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

John_Squires, Jan 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

chooch5, Apr 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

callieokc, Jul 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

Miami66, May 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

lhibbard, Dec 29, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

JasonTaverner, Dec 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

mrfrancis, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of ahommell
2.34/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

ahommell, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of kbnooshay
2.46/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

kbnooshay, Nov 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

AUGRAD06, Jan 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

Segelstrom, Jan 18, 2014
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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.