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Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.5%
Wants: 5
Gots: 36 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: snargles on 10-12-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Deep reddish amer in color, quite clear, with a fairly large, coarse white head, which retains fairly well. The lacing is Belgian-like, the carbonation very slight, consisting of a few bubbles that drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Roasted malt, caramel, and some slight nutty aroma.

Taste: Opens with roasted malt, as the taste progresses, a little caramel is noted. Later in the taste, mild charred flavors dominate. Finishes with a mild burnt note.

Mouth feel: Soft, fairly full, with a little zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A decent session beer, quite drinkable.

Presentation: Packaged in a stubby twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of RDUNE
1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Zorro
3.16/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear dark brown colored beer with a small tan colored head. I can see how this could be called black.

Smells malty and a little smokey. English hop aromas mostly leather and tobacco leaf.

Starts out mildly sweet with a smoky after taste. Not real strongly flavored I pick up a bit of treacle. Little bit of bitterness in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a beer that is worth a try. Like all Newcastle beers it is on the mild and subtle side.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and nutty aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and nutty flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but slightly watery in the flavors.

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3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of a0lbudman
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A-it is a mahogany color when held up to a light, with large off white head that faded slowly and left a good lace on the glass
S-caramel malt sweetness, plums, and has a nut background with a slight roast aroma
T-roasted caramel malt with a yeast and mild nutty taste with a roast aftertaste
M-watered down feel with low carbonation
O- it had a good smell and look, but the taste just could not match up

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle pours a clear, dark chestnut color with a large cap of tan head. Nice retention and even better lacing. A really nice looking beer, though it is not quite black.

Nose is caramel malts with a touch of cocoa and plum fruitiness. A little chalky minerality is also there. Smells decent at least...

Taste is less flavorful than I anticipated from the aroma, but there is some decent malt and English yeast flavors here. Its pretty thin though and fairly simplistic. Its not bad, but there is not a whole lot here of interest. My expectations were low, and while the aroma and appearance exceeded expectations, the taste was right on par. Fun to try a single, but glad I didnt buy a whole sixer.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

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3/5  rDev -6%

Newcastle Cabbie Black Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.