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Arundel Black Stallion

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Brewed by Arundel
Style: Mild Ale
Arundel, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - May.

A smooth tasting, lightly hopped dark ale with chocolate and roast aromas. The soft, malty initial flavour continues through to a clean dry finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10653) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’14. Dark brown with cream head. There is a distinct ashy note to this, cigarette, this then develops into a dry malty bitterness. Some fruitiness later, decent palate. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2013 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, coffee, caramel. Hoppy; slight hop bitterness. Fruity; some dried fruits. Sweet roast malty throughout with slight sour hop/fruit edge. OK. Drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 30 April 2013. Poured a deep dark brown/ ruby colour with a large, dense, tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, some dark malt and earth. Nutty flavours with some cappuccino and over-ripe grapes. Mouth feel was fairly thin. Finish was biscuity with some light coffee and molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Near black with a cream foam. Aromas are nutty coffee with chocolate and dark berries. Cream with dark treacle and some woody notes. Flavoursare sweet treacle with hints of dark cchocolate and a roast character. Fairly fruity with raisins and some tart berries. Dry on the finish with spritzy yeast. Very tasty for it’s strength.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1550) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Cask Lloyds Carlisle. Ruby black mild with a nice rich roast aroma. Plenty of flavour on the palate; woodsmoke, cherry and blackcurrant, with a satisfying dryish finish. Really tasty dark mild.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Handpull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 16/06/13. Cream-capped dark ruby. Black cherry dusted with cocoa, coal smoke nose. Black cherry, coal, cocoa notes with a mellow bitter toast finish. Smooth and discreetly burnt. Grilled veg hints. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4983) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
Cask at the Assembly Rooms, Solihull. Poured a deep mahogany with a copper orange hue and a frothy off-white head. The aroma is weak malty leading to a weak bitter flavour, with some peaty smoke and a little liqourice. The palate is somewhat watery though, so for me it’s hardly satisfying. I would not order another.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3525) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark brown/red pour with thin tan head, roasted malt aroma, roasted malt taste with hints if expresso coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
Poured a dark ruby with a thick, frothy white head. Aroma of roast malt and a hint of liquorice. Medium body, flavour of restrained toasted malt, lightly sweet caramel malt. Supremely drinkable and very more-ish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats in May 2013. This was really on form and went down well with the dark ale sessioneers. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby black in colour with a thin pale buff head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of coffee cream and treacle fudge in this. Thin silky mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark malts give a rich moist maltloaf base with mocha coffee, dark chocolate and sweet treacle toffee present. Rich and layered flavours belies the low gravity and tastes far stronger than og suggests. It would be interesting to know how many types of malt went into this - when you consider that most Golden Ales have just one type and save cost! Slight hop prickle just about evident but fades fast under the onslaught of sweet malt. Finish is smooth and malty with an underpinning dry roast grain flavour coming through in the back of the throat. This is a cracking mild but tastes rather like an Old Ale in style and all the better for it. One of the best milds I have come across and highly recommended. Another classic from the brewery that gaves us Old Knucker!


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