Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale | Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Riggwelter Yorkshire AleRiggwelter Yorkshire Ale
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3.84/5
Very Good
327 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,881
Reviews:
250
Ratings:
327
pDev:
10.16%
Bros Score:
3.79
 
 
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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 250
Photo of ironmark666
2.8/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of count_von_count
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light copper brown color with a beige thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of chocolate, earthy English hops, mild toffee and cream.
Flavor with notes of spices, nuts, cocoa, earthy English hops, plums, oak, non-sweet apple juice, vanilla, a bit of smoke, coffee drops and licorice. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Spicy and earthy English Strong Ale with a unique dark fruity flavor. Well attenuated; not sweet as one might think. Incredible malt complexity.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 123321123321
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiro
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Martine
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wowo64
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beer_bottle
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, moderate carbonation, and a litte beige head.

Smells of bananas, cocoa, caramel and ash.

Taste follows the nose.

Medium body with medium to low carbonation.

Found this in Ho Chi Minh City, where I am now enjoying it. Aug 15, 2017.

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Photo of Macamah
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
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 +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arquadium
4.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leginsh
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FCox143
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
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 -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
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 -5.7%
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 -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mak83
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 327 ratings