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


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and dark malty and slight breadish. Bitter, dark malty and roasted flavoured. Mild fruity, bitter and dry hoppy. Ends bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34690) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, berries and grass. Fruity flavour of vatamel, hops and grass with notes of dark chocolate. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, roasted malts, some liquorice and mild toasted and syrupy notes. Flavour is quite much the same with also some ashes and mild riped fruity notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23363) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
8th July 2008. Black beer. Slightly sour with a hoppy finish. Dark malt. Dry. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Cask. Dark ruby maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of raisins, dates. Taste is toasted and dried dark fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a lovely, rich ruby-brown with a creamy, light beige cap. Nose holds underripe berries and just hints of roasted malts. Lightly sweet flavor, some dark fruits, a little burnt toast. Light in body with fine carbonation. Finish has some woody notes, bit of sugar and subtle roast. Easy drinking, alright beer.

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