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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2004
Hand pulled at the Anchor, Birmingham. Beautiful lustrous black colour, with a large, fluffy head which looks very inviting. Rich, oily mouthfeel, with an ice cream sweetness. Oaty flavour, berry hints and some warming spice. Delicious and full bodied. Very good stuff, definitely at the strong end of the Mild scale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18742) - 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 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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Cask Kings Head Carlisle. Lovely subtle roast aroma, smooth chocolatey flavour, with a pleasant creamy finish with late fruit. Impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (8726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - dark pour with a beige head. Subtle toasty malty, dark dried fruit, nutty and chocolate (combined like liquid Cadbury’s fruit and nut) very subtle, smooth and well balanced, loved this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Very dark brown coloured. Loads of coffee, chocolate and roasty malts. Flavourful and full bodied. A very good mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter48er (185) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5593) - 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.

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