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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
Cask - Planet Thanet Festival 2010, Margate. Poured a dark brown with a fine bubbly beige head. Smokey and roasty malt aromas backed by light chocolate notes and a hint of raisin. Similar flavours, more prominent dark fruit notes. I felt the body let it down slightly, light and a bit on the watery side with an ok finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4159) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2010
Cask @ 3 Judges. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is salt, seaweed, sour, roasted malts. Flavour roasted malts, hint of coffee. Fairly dry and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle. Very dark with a thin foam. Aromas are chocolate and roast malts with berries and raisins. Lightly smoky with bready yeast. Flavours are sweet malts with floral, medicinal notes and dark chocolate bitterness. Fruity with some citrus sourness. A very good mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2009
Cask gravity at Bedford BF ’09. Very dark brown. Sweet malty aroma and taste. A little grain, but sweetness is the predominant sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11703) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with plums, and also some caramel. Rich and dark flavour with fruity plum notes, and dark, bitter chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2009
(Cask at Lass o’ Gowrie, Manchester, 23 July 2009) Black colour with creamy, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and cream. Malty, roasted taste with coffee (with milk) and chocolate. Slightly below medium body, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Nice and well balanced mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
Cask. At The Wenlock Arms. Near opaque reddish-black pour, with an average lasting tan head - looks just like it should. Deep, deep roast aroma - strong coffee, dark chocolate, some anise and herbal bitterness, smelled a tad acidic. The taste followed - strong roast, no alcohol, acidic but not sour, definitely plenty of bittering hops in this one, and most important, no cola/rootbeer character: terrific mild flavour. Wonderfully thick-bodied, creamy and intensely flavourful deep roast palate presence - 4+. A lovely, wonderful, must-have-more mild!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 13th Feb 2009. Very dark brown, little bit of foamy head. Lovely and smooth, full without being heavy. Delicate coffee flavours and aromas. Good balance. Could do with more pronounced flavours but overall a very good mild in the classic mold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (768) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
Bottled, TNX Sarah ! Color is dark orange - ruby, small dark tan head, roasted nose. Aroma si roasted, with coffee and chocloate nougat. Flavour is mild bitter, with roassted aftertaste. Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Cask at cloisters ... Deep black /red ... little dry malt nose ... dry hoppy little malt ... little dry bitter malts...

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