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Brewed by Bank Top
Style: Mild Ale
Bolton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A full bodied dark mild with hints of liquorice and roast barley.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7816) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2012
Small, yellow-beige head over ruby to brown beer. Chocolatey, chocolate malts, cacao nose, maltsyrup, smelling sweet. Nicely balanced taste with sweet, bitterish and even slightly acidic (mainly the CO˛, probably). Chocolate malts, wafflesyrup, but nowhere cloying. Again cacaopowder retronasal, wood and liquorice. Light body, well carbonated without becoming fizzy. SLighlty velvety, sticky texture backthroat. Good, drinkable mild, way better than the nose suggested. Haven’t got a clue where this one hailed from. Alvinne beershop??

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
In bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and lingering roasty malt. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadIndian (2350) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Gift from SJ. An easy drinking brew with hints of caramel, liquorice and and floral hop. Thin in the body, but acceptable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomat (2000) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Dark, reddish brown with a small, tan head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, roasted and coffee. Medium to light body with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
4th August 2010. GBBF.
Clear dark brown beer with a residual suddy tan head. Light dry palate. Fresh dark malt. Some lactose sweetness. A whisper of roasted malt. Some dark fruit underneath. Well joined up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and roasted. Dark malty and chocolate. Smooth chocolate and slight caramelish. Roastedmalty and sligh bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Three Judges, Glasgow 17/06/10. Almost black in colour with a slight, off-white head. Charred malt aroma, with bitter chocolate and a trace of dark fruit. Easy drinking with more chocolate, roasted malts and a light, bitter finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (4954) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Cask @ Three Judges, Glasgow. Dark color. Aroma is bit smoked, salami, roasted, hop, hint of vegetable. Decent creamy taste, malty, hint of smoke, toast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
Coffee, pipe tobacco and some chocolate in the aroma. Easy, rich and a little thin but oh yes that is good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2010
Cask @ Three Judges, Glasgow. Black colored. Malty, chocolate aroma and flavor. Smooth and mild.


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