Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale | Black Sheep Brewery PLC

BA SCORE
86
very good
316 Ratings
Riggwelter Yorkshire AleRiggwelter Yorkshire Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom
blacksheepbrewery.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
316
Reviews:
248
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 316 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of Macamah
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep mahogany body, creamy milkshake-like head with a few large bubbles rising through the dense body. Nose and pupillae exhibit prune and grape, dark fruit, mild toasty malt, a gracing of brown sugar, and a bit of dust/paper. The last, flawed, notes are probably due to being capped a while ago, but with no bottling date I have no way of telling. Body is rich and a bit heavy.
Heavily reliant on the malt, which was good at best and cloying at worst. Regardless of the age of this bottle, there just wasn't enough going on to make a compelling brew.

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Photo of igl
4.62/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arquadium
4.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leginsh
3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FCox143
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This stout is very dry and lacking in sweetness. As it is so dry, the flavours do not seem to be drawn out. It does not have that rich fruity pudding taste about it that many stouts do and the mouthfeel just comes to a grinding halt on the tongue with the bitterness. Nothing creamy. Nothing rich, Fine if you like that sort of thing.

Maybe it is not a stout but more like a porter.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just short of a stout in color and bitterness, could probably fool a novice. Deep dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, wood, smoke. Taste is chocolate , oak barrel, espresso. Finish is dry and abrupt with some lingering bitterness. If you’re a fan of stout, give this one a try.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint.
Pours deep dark copper clear beer with one finger creamy beige head, moderate to low retention.
Smell - some shit off-notes, that is usual for the brewery, slightly sour, roasted malts, nuts.
Taste - toasted malts, nuts, hop finish.
Medium body and carbonation.
Good english strong ale.

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Photo of maxist
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mak83
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Was surprised at strength of this ale, reminds me of porters I have tried. Very strong smell and taste of coffee, good lacing, lots of carbonation but not overpowering, really well balanced which alll of the black sheep beers seem to have this in common. Fantastic beer. Enough said.

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flashback #409

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper with nice off white head. Aroma is subtle but has chocolate and some dark fruit notes, slightly nutty. Taste is roasted malts, bitter caramel and some more nutty notes.

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Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle purchased and consumed in Fife, Scotland - May 2015.

This "Strong" Ale pours clear mahogany with a fine tan head that leaves decent sticky lacing.

The aroma is appealing and promising, wit ample notes of dark fruits, toffee and roasted nuts. Hints of apples and spicy hops.

Taste: not what I expected from the nose. The flavor is more malty with a darker roast, as the appearance suggests. Bittersweet with hints of burnt toffee, toast, caramel, apples, a touch of smoke, raisins, dates and other vague dark fruits. There are some earthy hop flavors in addition to the bitterness.

M: Full body; very slightly astringent; medium carbonation.

O: 5.7% ABV fully apparent in the nose, taste and feel.

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Photo of Tdenham
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vaughtex
4.08/5  rDev +6%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of admh1972
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of BuddyZ
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KurtisAyr
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mspencerpc
5/5  rDev +29.9%

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Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
3.85 out of 5 based on 316 ratings.
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