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Brewed by Star Inn (prev Bazens)
Style: Mild Ale
Salford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Bronze Award for Mild, Champion Beer of Britain Awards, Olympia 2003. Chocolate predominates in this luscious classic mild formulation. Best served chilled. Available permanently at The Albert Vaults, Chapel Street and The Crescent, Salford.


gjkulverston's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gjkulverston (10) - kirkby stephen cumbria, - MAY 14, 2004
this is a great mild beer with its gentle over tones of fruit and its rich dark colour its a great drink. Drank this as a cask conditioned beer @ THE KINGS HEAD HOTEL RAVENSTONEDALE CUMBRIA UK must be one of the better milds i have drank in a long time


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
[cask at Reading Beer Festival] Pale for a mild, looks more like a dark best bitter. Tastes like it too - fruity, with a dusty bitter afteratste. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2008
Cask, ’The Joy of Six’ Merchantfest ’08, Rugby. Again, was given this blind and declared it a stout between 4-5% ABV. Striking pitch/tan looks, with lace. Pungent bonfire snout. Charcoal smokiness, coffee granules, roast and chocolate nudging towards stout all the way, but light and sessionable. Really tasty, BOTFSF.....

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 6, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2004) sip - "from the pipe" Dark reddy brown, thin head. Quite bitter as milds go, also pretty burnt. Not a bad mild at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2007
Cask @ Piglet BF. Mahogany with a nice beige head. Noted as nice because it was the first beer of the evening to have a head at all. Roasted malt, yeast, coffee and a sprinkle of cocoa in the nose. Flavour is sweet roasted malt, dark fruits and coffee. Pleasant and sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6137) - 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) : 4     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 5     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 : 1   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 2   Burnt Toast : 3   Caramel : xx   Nuts : 4   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 3   Coffee : 3   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : 2   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) : 4   Sourness : 1   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   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 dark mild, but as sweet as any.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2007
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2007. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Sweet roasted malty and grainy aroma. Sweet roasted malty and grainy chocolate flavor. Sweet roasted malty finish with some hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Medium to dark amber brown color with a small, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, light smoke. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderateto heavy bitter (smoke / burnt peat bitter) with a long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is strong roasted chocolate and berryish hops. Flavour is roasted malts, some leather and much wood. Refreshing and pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Dark brown with a small white head. Complex aroma with leather, toffee, roast malt and a hint of smoke. Dry malty flavour with some smokey notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14126) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Cask gravity at Red Lion, Snargate. Ruby colour with thin beige head. Brambly blackberry with lots of smoky dark malts. Really quite intense for a dark mild. Lots of chewy coal dust.


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