Black Sheep Ale

By on May 28, 2007 @ 4 PM (No Comments)

At the prompting of one of the staff at the Cellar I thought I’d try this Yorkshire ale. It came in the .5L size which is a favorite and cost $4.99.
Beer temp. 51.6 F -10.9 C. Pours medium amber with a good tan head and lively small carbonation. The head held well and fair lacing. It had a light caramel aroma. STRONG caramel malts and a bittersweet follow up. The bitterness was strong on the roof of the mouth and the back of the tongue. There is an underlying sweetness but it’s overwhelmed by the bitterness. Flavors last a long time so it has a heavy finish. Definitely a sipping ale and each sip leaves a definite ring of lacing on the glass. It lacks the depth of malts and complexity of a porter or stout. Second pour gave an extreme head that really lasted. My mouth was so full of bitterness I couldn’t detect any secondary aromas or flavors.

Not a big favorite and at $4.99 I say give me a Boddingtons Pub Ale. Not worth the money.

Black Sheep Ale Rating: 3 out of 10 (?)

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