muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, - MAR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cloisters in Edinburgh (named "Dark Mild"). Very dark redish brown with creamy beige head. Very soft carbonation. Light body. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, malty and it has a very slightly bitter aftertaste. I thought the name fits.
Grumbo (1369) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. As dark mild. Pours very dark brown with a lasting tan colour head. Aroma is very peaty, smoked, roasted malt, chocolate. Medium sweetness, dry roasted bitterness. Medium bodied, thick texture. Getting past the initial smoke/peat this was very drinkable.
theprof (487) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sadly the best feature was the aroma - nutty with hints of apple. Appearance mahogany with thin head. Taste balanced initially but aftertaste leaves sour malt on the tongue. I won’t seek it out.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Brewery Tap, Shefford. Badged as Dark Mild. It’s a bit thin but a decent mild with nutty, dark fruits.
jjsint (2334) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Dark brown, translucent, quite flat. Chocolate, parsley, cedar aroma. Confused. Bittersweet taste. with a slight balancing sour note. Very weak palette. Herby bittersweet finish and aftertaste. Disappointing.
mike_77 (5441) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Shefford Dark Mild" - Almost black in colour. A touch of apple in the aroma. Simple, mild malty taste.
RichardGretton (4640) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@The Criterion, Leicester. Black beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly roasted, and the flavour is dry and mildly roasted with some bitterness. Overall a nice gently bitter and roasted mild.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in Elm tree. Light caramel malty aroma. Dark with minimal brown head. Nice drinkable medium sweet with ligjt dry hoppy end. Nice ling smooth end. Good beer
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask as Shefford Dark Mild at Cloisters. Pours a dark brown colour with a thick tan head. Aroma is dominated by caramel with chocolate and roasty malt also. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a yeasty linger.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - roasted and medicinal
A - dark
T - iodised and bitter
P - full and soft
O - decent