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


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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A full bodied dark mild with hints of liquorice and roast barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow on the 31st January 2014. Cask, hand pump dispense. Dull ruby black in colour with a thick pale buff head. Decent aroma of roast malt and black coffee evident. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with thin notes of roast grain, black coffee, liquorice and drinking chocolate present in the mouth. Earthy damp flavours present in the hops but aftertaste is short lived. Malt present in the finish with chicory and burnt cocoa evident in the palate. A good unassuming session Mild and recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3789) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Aroma of dark roasted malts. Flavour is similar. Full flavoured but just a tad thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5477) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Almost black, not quite, thin off-white head. It has a very light roasted aroma and taste and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask at the Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival 2013 - Le Gothique. Pours clearish brown with a frothy beige cap. Nose of nice chocolate, mellow roast. Light to medium sweet flavor with moderate toasted bread, light milk chocolate. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Lightly earthy and dry to finish with more chocolate character. Rich but mellow and very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8515) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask gravity at Wandsworth Halloween fest. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is earth, light roast, toast, smoke and toasted sesame. The taste is toasty, earth, caramel, cola, light bitterness, cocoa and coffee with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Flavoursome and very drinkable stuff. A top notch mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (418) - SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Dark red - practically black, with a light beige head. Aroma is nutty, roast malt, coffee. Taste was light sweet, with a light bitter finish. The texture was a little thin, oily with light carbonation. Could have had a bit more going on. A fairly good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1245) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Half pint at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Very dark brown, almost black, with a bubbly head. A touch ’vomity’ on the first taste, accopanied by a light sulphur aroma. Smooth after the initial hit however. Acidic and a touch woody.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (822) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle at The Inn Beer Shop, Southport. Pours black, some head. Nice looking beer. Aroma not very appealing, however proved a very nice drink overall. Nutty roasted chocolate, good body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1011) - ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Cask. Jet black, thin ring of tan bubble. Light malt Licorice nose. Light body but full of Licorice, toffee and a tang bitter finish. Slight carbon aftertaste but light enough to be very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8333) - Ursel, 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??

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