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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1924) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown, with a reasonable, foamy head. Sweet caramel aroma, similar taste. Dry with a sweet finish. Pretty good mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iCraig (32) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2007
Cask @ New Oxford, Bexley Sq, Salford - 31/03/07. A dark beer with a creamy head which disappeared after a while. The beer has a choclatey taste to it, not too bitter and not too sweet too. Just as a mild should be!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2009 deep deep red/brown coloured ale with a sour nose and a choclaty sour flavour... 2.5TK cask at JDW.. much better deep brown ... thin firm tan head ... roast malts and good fruit ... little blackberry litte licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the Mill Hotel, Chester 21/03/2001 Black coloured mild which on this occasion was less smooth and drank more like a stout. Nice woody finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 26/02/2002 Mid brown coloured with some alcohol present. Malty with a slight roast finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Calverts Court, Stockport 05/07/2008 Fruity aroma. Tan head. Dark coloured with a fruity blackcurrant flavour. Bitter and slightly dry lasting finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Briton’s Protection 22/01/2011 (On pumpclip as Beartown Kodiak Gold) Some roast aroma. Mid brown coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
CasK@Crosse Keys, Central London. I found this to be quite roasty, with a fairly substanial coffee bean/mocha flavour. Light bodied but a decent amount of flavour. Earthy characters, with some slight acidity and bitterness, which give the finish some length, quite tasty, but not quite the full package, needs, some more body i think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2005
Cask conditoined @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton.Thin mean brew with hints of roastiness towards the charred end of the spectrum and an over insistent acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14232) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2005
Cask at County Hotel (JDW) Ashford, I certainly agree with SilkTork’s 2nd review when experienced as cask. Dark ruby in colour, the nose is chocolate and toffee in nature, with some coffee. Strangely over carbonated on the mouthfeel, but the finish is excellent with good chocolate malt. Slightly grainy and roasted, but I really liked it. Definitely worth having a 2nd pint

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3965) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Nice light-Stout type Mild. Smooth and creamy. Thick, ice cream style choc flavour. Easy drinking. Not too much of a sustained flavour, but I enjoyed this nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2004
Is it a mild or a sout? I would go for the later.Black rather than ruby as mentioned on the bottle.It had a distinctive almost smokey aftertate.Dry and refreshing. I would certainly recommend it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
From a bottle.Dark brown hints of blood in colour,no head,tarty.Bad bottle blues again,sour and lifeless.

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