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Castle Rock Black Gold

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Alexandra HotelDerby, Derbyshire07 Jun 2021
Palmerston ArmsPeterborough, Cambridgeshire20 Mar 2019
The Brewery TapChester, Cheshire06 Feb 2018
The Vat and FiddleNottingham, Nottinghamshire07 Jul 2015
SmithfieldStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire06 Nov 2014
The Congress InnStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire10 Oct 2014
The Theobald ArmsGrays, Essex30 Sep 2014
CanalhouseNottingham, Nottinghamshire04 Sep 2014
The Parcel YardKing's Cross / St Pancras, Central London19 May 2014
The Swan in the RushesLoughborough, Leicestershire23 Apr 2014
The WoodmanBirmingham, West Midlands22 Mar 2014
Royal Inn on the ParkHomerton, Greater London23 May 2013
The NewshouseNottingham, Nottinghamshire22 Dec 2012
Old PlantationBearsted, Kent11 Aug 2012
Smarden's 12th Beer Festival 2012Smarden, Kent03 Aug 2012
The SheafSouthwark, Central London11 Jul 2012
AlmaNewington Green, Central London03 May 2012
The Railway Tavern Ale HouseDalston, Greater London18 Apr 2012
Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and BakeryRamsgate, Kent04 Nov 2011
Peterborough Beer Festival 2011Peterborough, Cambridgeshire24 Aug 2011
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent08 Mar 2011
01st Amber Valley Beer & Cider Festival (The Ripley Rail Ale Festival)Ripley, Derbyshire02 Oct 2010
Horse & JockeyBasford, Nottinghamshire10 May 2010
The Rook & GaskillYork, North Yorkshire24 Dec 2009
Rose & CrownHalstead, Kent27 Feb 2009
The Duke of CumberlandBarham, Kent01 Aug 2008
Kent Beer Festival 2008Canterbury, Kent17 Jul 2008
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London27 Jan 2008
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent22 Jun 2007
Catford Beer Festival 2005Catford, Greater London11 Jun 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Alexandra Hotel, Derby, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Jun 2021
Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Jan 2018
Magnus GreelNot Tried24 Nov 2016
ChrisENot Tried18 Jul 2014
HSBNot Tried24 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jun 2012

Palmerston Arms, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

ChrisENot Tried20 Mar 2019
Magnus GreelNot Tried17 May 2018

The Brewery Tap, Chester, Cheshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried06 Feb 2018

The Vat and Fiddle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

HSBNot Tried07 Jul 2015
HSBNot Tried28 Nov 2013
Stephen HarrisGood22 Dec 2012 I finish what has been a long day with an old favourite mild.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Dec 2012

Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried06 Nov 2014

The Congress Inn, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisExcellent10 Oct 2014 So good I had 2
Nick WillisNot Tried16 Aug 2013

The Theobald Arms, Grays, Essex

thebrewingmanExcellent30 Sep 2014

Canalhouse, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

HSBNot Tried04 Sep 2014

The Parcel Yard, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 May 2014

The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried23 Apr 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried25 Sep 2010
StuExcellent10 Mar 2009 Dark ruby red colour,well hopped and fruity with a good malty balance.

The Woodman, Birmingham, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Mar 2014
HSBNot Tried18 Feb 2014

Royal Inn on the Park, Homerton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisGood23 May 2013 Very fresh-tasting, almost acidic, black mild.

The Newshouse, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Dec 2012
ChrisENot Tried07 Jul 2012

Old Plantation, Bearsted, Kent

PedroExcellent11 Aug 2012
PedroExceptional10 Aug 2012

Smarden's 12th Beer Festival 2012, Smarden, Kent

WittendenExceptional03 Aug 2012 A cracking black dry mild.Bit of earthiness.Lovely!

The Sheaf, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Jul 2012

Alma, Newington Green, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 May 2012

The Railway Tavern Ale House, Dalston, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Apr 2012

Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and Bakery, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent04 Nov 2011 A surprisingly delicious pint. Creamy with roasted malt and oats, really quite good.

Peterborough Beer Festival 2011, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

davidg83Exceptional24 Aug 2011 Noted as 3.8% on cask. A near black bitter. Full of fruity sweetness. Off colour head dusting of head. Best I tried that day.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried08 Mar 2011 Ran out
PedroExcellent06 Mar 2011

01st Amber Valley Beer & Cider Festival (The Ripley Rail Ale Festival), Ripley, Derbyshire

AlenomoreNot Tried02 Oct 2010

Horse & Jockey, Basford, Nottinghamshire

Martin the MildmanGood10 May 2010 Now 3.8%. Dark brown with quite a bitter chocolate malt character. My score 15/20.

The Rook & Gaskill, York, North Yorkshire

McGargleExcellent24 Dec 2009 Full bodied dark mild with a touch of bitterness. Complex for its strength which is now 3.8%.

Rose & Crown, Halstead, Kent

DubbelExceptional27 Feb 2009 Outstanding new-style black mild with all the earthy, roasted maltiness upfront tailed by a big fat hoppy finish. Gives Over the Moon a good run for its money and possibly beats it. My thirsty friend took home SIX pints of it.

The Duke of Cumberland, Barham, Kent

MickGood01 Aug 2008 A dark mild, very nice, quite hoppy for this style.

Kent Beer Festival 2008, Canterbury, Kent

MickGood17 Jul 2008 Dark and full bodied, not to sweet, well balanced

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

IanNot Tried27 Jan 2008

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanAcceptable22 Jun 2007 It's a mild. Slightly sweaty hop on finish. Some dusty coal powder. Stronger hop presence than I would expect and less roasted malt. In fact not much malt at all.

Catford Beer Festival 2005, Catford, Greater London

IanAcceptable11 Jun 2005 Dark ruby colour, nice burnt malt nose, slightly acidic in mouth. Good bitter finish. Good mild to start a festival with

Castle Rock Black Gold

3.50% ABV.

A well balanced dark mild ale with some bitterness, full bodied but not overly sweet.

We have tried this beer 18 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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