Glug M'Glug
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IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Ranked #513
Ranked #39,303
3.49 | pDev: 6.59%
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- V deep chestnut. Been distracted for 20secs after the pour but it's now heading for lacing
S- Nice. Pungent, puddingy, a good 6.2% from a can seems possible...
T- Slighly 'edgier' than expected, as in I thought it'd have a wider flavour profile. Yep hoppy, and pretty heavy-duty.
F- Not a 'light passing refresher', this thing demands attention. On the hoppier side of things,
O- For a 6.2% it might be just over on the dryer/hoppier side for me. Not a 'hop-bomb' but the hops are over-present for me.
From Black Sheep, Masham, N. Yorks. This brewery was a break-away from the Theakstone's family/group [hence 'Black Sheep'). Bought in Waitrose, Windsor in a 330ml can BBE 02/07/2019

Nov 04, 2018
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Spike from England

3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

330ml can.
L: Dark brown with a red hue, clear, a rapidly disappearing, off-white head.
S: Sweet, rich, treacle.
T: Burnt toast, raisins, really sweet.
F: Thin with just a bit of slick towards the end, gassy, very dry finish.
O: Cascade hops are invisible. Dark, thin, heavily toasted & bitter. Not refreshing at all.

Aug 21, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml Can from B&M Bargains, Glasgow (£1.25):
This one is one of the lighter black IPA's that I've tried & it was quite a fresh, floral beer as a result with some nice hops & touches of citrus in the early going before the darker malts & caramel flavours started to come through towards the middle. It was a lively & finely carbonated offering that had a nice sharpness to it & was quite dry towards the end; a solid beer that was quite sessionable too.

May 28, 2018
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EmperorBevis from England

3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned in presumably craft can
Pours a dark brown body with fleeting off white head
Cough drop aroma, not menthol but medicated
there is that in the flavour with chewy, rye malt
Black sheep just dont do hoppy
an enjoyable beer but no BIPA

Dec 04, 2017
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2017. Purchased a little while back from Morrisons. Described on the label as a dark IPA hopped with Cascade.

A: Poured into a tulip. A dark ruby-brown colour with good clarity and light carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a while before reducing to a patchy surface layer. In appearance, more strong ale than black IPA.

S: Aroma of fruity malt and yeast esters, with hints of prunes, fruitcake, subtle brown sugar, leafiness, a touch of roasted grain and faint earthiness. OK though not particularly hoppy.

T: Tastes of fruity malt with notes of yeast esters, mild roasted grain, subtle dried fruit, faint brown sugar, leafy hops, vague earthiness and a hint of cardboard. A robust bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. Could be a tad more textured. Aftertaste of fruity malt, yeast esters and bitter stewed leaves.

O: A rather odd and not entirely satisfying ale. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are an interesting blend of fruity malt, ale yeast and stewed hops. Aroma hops not much in evidence. Body is alright but could be more carbonated. In style it most resembles a strong ale with plenty of bittering hops, and not so much an IPA. It's just a bit muddled - I think Black Sheep could do with rethinking this one. No need to hunt it down.

Jul 24, 2017
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DypsoBubble from England

3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As described in appearance.

Taste of burnt Christmas cake with a touch of Bergamot. Mouth feel is rich and almost slimy.

Feels like the yeast has chucked out some esters which mixed with hints of new world hops, does not quite work.

Dec 08, 2016
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Malt_Man from England

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served cool from 330ml bottle.

L) Garnet dark reddish-brown (nowhere near black). Nearly clear, no bubbles seen. No head.

S) To say this is a strong dark IPA, it just smells like a normal strength English bitter.

T) Strong taste of roasted malt, no hop freshness. Bitterness comes from the roasted malt.

F) Fairly light considering the ABV, although a bit of weight at the end. Surprising amount of fizz for the style. Malty taste.

O) Malty goodness, like it but its no IPA.

Oct 29, 2016
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vinicole from England

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear chestnut. Well maintained head.
Earthy caramel malt aroma. Smells quite boozy. Prunes detected.
Burnt bread and caramelised vine fruits without the bitterness.
Lightly carbonated resulting in an unexpected smoothness.
Quite complex.

Oct 23, 2016
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StJamesGate from New York

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ruby-brown with lumpy creamy tan head. 4
Brownie crust, cherry skin, and peanuts. 4
Kola, brazil nuts, pan crust and some vaguely oily spicy wood hops. 3.75
Almost medium, fizzy, long dry end. 3.75

Label suspiciously claims “dark” - not black - IPA, and sure enough, the pour and smell are pure Brown ale. And so it goes: lovely brown notes, not even beginning to talk Cascade (per description). The end is super clean and surprisingly bitter, so it’s not like there’s no hops. This is either 6 months old or has no additions after 20 minutes.
Pretty much what I’d expect from a large regional trying to figure out how to do craft. 3.5

Jul 13, 2016
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