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

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Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 57   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13726) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 4   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Burnt Toast : 3   Caramel : xx   Nuts : 3   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 3   Dark Chocolate : 1   Vanilla : 1   Grapes : 3   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : 2   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 1   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Very plumy, aromatic mild. Dunkel-like maltiness, rather pronounced roasty and anise-like character. A nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, mild coffee, mocca, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark rubyish amber colour, brown small head. Aroma is really roasted, coffeeish, wooden and slightly dark chocolateish. Flavour is very wooden caramelly and slightly roasted coffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF. Shiny brown, cream cap of foam. Chocolate, green grass aroma, a bit of mineral character that borders on sulfur, but is actually depth enhancing here. Spicy rich chocolate blended with a bit of rustic bread and gentle bitterness. Subtle and very fine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2007
Really excellent mild one of the best iv ever tried. Both aroma and taste are dominated by coffee and roasted barley, but really balanced and full bodied for the strength.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2007
Tasted at the Luton Beer Festival, dark brown, no head. A bitter malt aroma with chocolate and coffee. Light and smooth, sweet malt with a touch of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
Cask stillage @ CAMRA Winter Ales Festival,New Century Hall Manchester. Quite strong for a mild. Full bodied with strong burnt, coffee notes. Noticeably bitter finish. Another really good example of this style of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
Cask conditioned, GBBF 2005: Burnt coffee in the aroma. Some beans are noticable in the flavour. Not particular mild. Quite bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2005
Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 31/05/2003 A dark slightly fruity mild with a hint of bitterness in a dry finish.


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