prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint at Reading Beer Festival 2013. Very dark brown, with a bubbly head. Smooth, fair taste, same for the aroma.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 07/04/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that dissipates.
Nose is dark malt, dark fruit, touch leather.
Taste comprises dark berry fruits, leather, ash, light chocolate, dark malt.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry in the finish.
An ok mild.
The_Bish (864) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bit of choc and coffee, stoutier than a mild for me. Are crystal malts similar to crystal meth?
Pudding (118) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle Cotteridge Wines, B30. A pleasant drink. Taste is of blackcurrant or sourness. Reminds me of Titanic Stout. Good flavour for its low gravity.
DanielBrown (3170) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. A deliciously stiff Mild. Some cardboard, some cold hard, metallic, hop coated cereal box. A Mild which you could drink all day. Arbor are great.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from West Country Ales, Cheddar, Somerset. Black with cream head. This is pushing the envelope out on the Mild front, apart from the ABV, loads of flavour, richly roasted malts, quite nutty, hazelnut, walnut, some bitterness and chocolate notes. This is followed by a leafy, hoppy element. Lasting on the palate, late fruitiness, big stuff and very drinkable. An Imperial Mild?
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark with a medium head that took time to dissipate. Some chocolate and coffee with a slight acidity. Pleasant and amazingly complex for its relatively low strength. How do Arbor do it?
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A very dark brown-black beer with a quickly disappearing tan head. It has chocolate and liquorice flavours (initially with a slightly thin body) with a creamy and slight roasted finish. Bonus points for being under 4% ABV.
Leighton (6961) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours dark brown with a fine, white foam head. Lots of dark, chalky and roasted malts on the nose. Light sweet flavor with quite a bit of char, tobacco, burnt wood, light minerals, faint burnt plastic. Light bodied with average carbonation. Mildly dry on the finish, lightly sweet with lots more charred malts, faint roast, faint burnt plastic, dirt, burnt cocoa. It’s OK. A few off-notes but overall it isn’t bad.
RichardW (1157) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superb dark mild. Hints of blackcurrant in the nose and some coffee and roast malt but the palate has a sublime chocolate flavour which is soft and subtle. More coffee in the aftertaste with a delicious lingering finish. A real cracker