hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark brown or black with a small white head. Sweet buttery honey and medium roast malt aroma. Grainy cereal taste, evocative of dusty barns and stables. This is the true taste of rural England: slow, old-fashioned and bloody-minded. Wonderful beer.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Black, beige head. Good creamy flavour, tarry, some choc. Excellent blend. Very refreshing and good level of flavour. Very nice, oily Mild.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the Luton Beer Festival, very dark with a bubbly beige head. A very rich bitter chocolate aroma. A very good chocolate flavour on a smooth palate all the way through. Moreish.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Crosse Keys. Dark, dark brown pour with a tight, foamy beige head. Roasted cocoa and malts in the nose. Oh yes, this tastes damn good. Has just the right sweetness, lots of mocha, restrained roastiness, a little milk chocolate and just a faint bitterness. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Great condition. Sweet chocolate finish, mild roast and leaves. Very well done.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, opaque, colour. Coffee and roasted malt aroma. Coffee, berry fruit and some hops in the flavour. Dry finish with smoky malt to the fore. Rich and quite full mouthfeel. A fantastic mild that doesn’t put a foot wrong. Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer festival.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From A Bottle.Black in colour with a splash of red,no head.Old fruit aroma,very tart tasting,blackberry and old wine flavours.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Cask (Live and Let Live, Cambridge)
Almost black, thin off-white head. Roasted malt aroma. Creamy and succulent mouthfeel. Taste has the biscuity sweetness, but also a serious dark bready roasted maltiness too, all topped off with a creamy mocha burntness. Light hopping keeps it crisp too. Superbly well balanced, excellent mild.
niquillis (773) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at jaw, stone. Smoky, chocolatey mild. Complex flavours and more like a stout. Very good mild.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@The Elm Tree, Cambridge. Very deep rubyish black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, some mild notes of berries as well. Flavour is dark fruits, mild roasted notes with sweet malts, toffee and some slight wooden notes. Also has a quite bitter finish. Pleasant and nice mild ale.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Black with red tints and a small beige head. Aromas are sweet roast malts with chocolate, fruit and licourice. Flavours are earthy, peaty roast malts with dark fruit and floral hops. Dry on the finish. A tasty mild.