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


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Good roasted aroma, some chocolate. Taste emphasizes chocolate, though roasted coffee is always present. Lightish body as expected. A good mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer B.F ’08. Red brown with cream head. Again a slightly sweetish, fruity mild with a touch of boiled prune going on. Darkly roasted, earthy malts with a hint of bitumen, liquorice. A decent solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Sussex Beer Festival.
Dark mahogany brown colour. Coffee malt aroma with nice earthy and fruity notes. Lots of fruit, chocolate malt and coffee in the mouth with a lovely dry and earthy finish. Very downable. A jolly good mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Cask at cloisters ... Deep black /red ... little dry malt nose ... dry hoppy little malt ... little dry bitter malts...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Cask gravity at Battersea BF 08. Dark ruby with lasting bubbly beige head. Mild aroma, some choc. Rather a nice dark mild aroma. Bit of tarryness. Decent in mouth, some dark fruits, a little choc powder. Good dark mild with a good fruit/choc mix. I can see why it gets some solid scores.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Cask, gravity dispense at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 18th and 19th 2008 The last beer to sell out but that is in no way a slight on this beers quality, once again the golden beers were hammered first, anyway back to the rating. Tasty but quite simple mild dark brown in colour, some chocolatey sweetness, coffee bringing up the rear, its fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (865) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
Cask (Ealing BF2008)
Classic dark mild appearance. Coffee, rich malts, and hoppy aroma. Also coffee in a well-balanced taste. Very tasty, very much like my 2nd real malt (not extract) home-brew. Alas that means nothing to anyone else.

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