Brewed by Beartown
Style: Mild Ale
Congleton, England
Serve in English pint


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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned by Leek Brewery.
Extremely smooth strong dark ruby mild. Subtle roast and malt flavours fill the taste, with a mellow sweetish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30387) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2010
Cask at NWAF 2009. A brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt as well as vegetables, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
8th July 2008. Black beer. Slightly sour with a hoppy finish. Dark malt. Dry. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4162) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2009
Cask @ 3 Judges. Dark ruby red - brown colour, tan head. Aroma has hints of toasted malts. Flavour of toasted malts and fruits. Bitter and dry. Sharp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
Cask @ The Manchester & County, JDW. Manchester M1. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweetish roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a sweetish roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol, 14/04/09. Dark brown in colour with reddish undertones. Big red fruit aroma, with some dark chocolate. Flavour was sweetish, with some more fruit, roasted malts and a soft, vaguely bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester, England.
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, nutty and bread notes, sugar notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily ot watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090122]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2009
Medium brown lasting head. Deep dark red body. Faint fruity spicy aroma. Dry-sweet wooden floral taste with dried dusty fruit notes. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish roasty wooden fruity aftertaste with dusty hoppy notes and a faint burntness. Very nice, and highly drinkable. (0.25l cask, The Bridge House, Little Venice, London.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4420) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Cask@Burton Summer Beer Festival, 2008. Black beer with a malty and roasted aroma. The flavour is rich and roasted. Overall a nicely roasted beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10880) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2008
Cask (The Met, London)
Very dark reddy brown, small light tan head. Rich nutty grainy aroma, some husks. Soft palate. Peanutty and legumy taste. Quite potent late hop taste stays in the mouth for the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 Cask conditioned - handpump - JDW, Northampton. Wow, what an interesting beer this is. Black with whitish head and lacing. The aroma is really fruity. Citrus and sherbert notes in the nose. And then you get mild roasty flavours and orange fruits in the mouth. Nice hops and good sweetness too. Very drinkable. Score 3.8
Subsequent rating scored 3.9 Score unaltered

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