Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve | Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's ReserveMonty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve
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 rudzud on 05-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.85%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle discovered when cupboard clearing, I just presumed I didn't buy it when I thought I did.
Pours a mohogany body with big off white head
Toffee and petrol aroma
Liquorice and cocoa Flavour
Slightly thin for the flavour

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.94/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Latarnik
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewskifan55
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a taster glass. My wife bought the two bottle set , complete with Holy Grail.

A: A clear copper/mahogany mix with a white one-finger head that slowly recedes. Ample lacing.

S: Lots of toasty malts with caramel and cocoa.

T: Follows the nose with a suprisingly sweet malt bomb of flavor. Caramel, brown sugar, cocoa and a bit of spices on the finish.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: This is a really decent followup to the regular Holy Grail Ale. A darker, richer style that only leaves a flesh wound. No need to bring out your dead. This one is alive and kickin'.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

** 04/04/2015
BOTTLED AS "Black Sheep Monty Python’s Holy Grail Black Knight’s Reserve"
Appearance: dark copper color. Small white head. Aroma. Hat, barley. Taste. Smooth ale, some hops. Better than I would have thought. I’ll give it a 5 (3 sir), yes 3.
**

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Photo of justintcoons
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into a Pils glass.

Appearance
Clear mahogany with 2 fingers of loose tan head. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Brown sugar, caramel, prune, raisin, and cocoa.

Taste
Brown sugar, light caramel, and earth. Raisin and prune with dash of cocoa powder.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing with a light bitterness.

Overall
Crisp, clean, refreshing, tempered over burning witches.

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Photo of dmberger
4.71/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Balanced, Hefty, Toasted, Herbal

“It’s just a flesh wound.” Perhaps the funniest quote from the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Fittingly, this beer says “I’m only a Dark Ale” and yet it is much more than that to us. From its epic appearance to the aroma and palate, we’re completely won over by the detonation of this malt bomb. Perhaps in need of a bit of refinement, this Black Knight is still packed with flavor and easy to knock back.

STYLE: English Brown Ale | ABV: 5.7% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #99 (APR 2015)

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A really tasty, malt heavy ale. Beautiful rich oaky appearance. Very glad to find this, seeing as how it's difficult to import because it's a European non-migratory beer.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jessicayoung
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AleHunter805
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhiteLight68
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ghostwalker
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown body, white thin head.

N: Rich malt with earthy hop contributions.

T: Smooth with rich dark maltiness. Earthy English hops and a slightly astringent finish.

M: Slick, astringent, a little tart.

O: Decent English ale. Dark maltiness was a bit much for me on this one.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of DuffMan23
1.6/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of spacebear09
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Ry311
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.66 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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