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Brewed by B & T
Style: Mild Ale
Shefford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Has also appeared as Dragon Dark Mild.
A Strong Dark mild with pronounced roast flavours.
This beer is brewed using Pearl Pale Malt, Crystal Malt, Black Malt, Roast Barley and Wheat Malt. Hopped with Golding Hops.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2007
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3789) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2006
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2007
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10868) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2005
From A Bottle.Black in colour with a splash of red,no head.Old fruit aroma,very tart tasting,blackberry and old wine flavours.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9308) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
On cask at jaw, stone. Smoky, chocolatey mild. Complex flavours and more like a stout. Very good mild.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20302) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2005
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.


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