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Beowulf Dark Raven

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Brewed by Beowulf
Style: Mild Ale
Brownhills, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A traditional, flavourful mild produced by the combination of malts and Fuggles hops.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (288) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask at GBBF set up 11/8/14. Pours dark brown/black with an off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and liquorice. Some malt in the taste, sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1934) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Cask@the fountain, walsall. Ruby brown beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee and raisins. Creamy medium bodied. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Malty with good well balanced caramel. Decent mild.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3174) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2013
Dark brown color. Tobacco leaves, coffee and slight nutty nose. Med full bodied. Very malty good mouth feel, but doesn’t deliver the depth of Hobson’s Mild. Decent straight forward brown ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2865) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; dark brown with red tinge pour with off white head, roast malt aroma, malty taste with dried fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and spirits, Birmingham. Poured a dark red with a thin tan short-lived head. The aroma is malty but rather weak. The flavour is bitter with smoky roasted malts. A super beer and another winner from Beofulf.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenuk. Thin white head. Clear deep amber pour. A nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2059) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
Cask. Pours a dark mahogany, with a thin beige head. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Roasted, malty taste, caramel, coffee, fudge, ash, chocolate. Nice. (2012-11-23)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3862) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Mild roasted aroma, its chocolate malts are evident in the taste which are again mild. Smooth textured dark ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3727) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Mild in May: bottle conditioned 500ml. Out of date by some four months, poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 8th May 2012. Deep, dark Ruby red body with a huge biege head that gushed out the bottle. Malty nose and taste, fairly rich and full bodied, well carbonated and interesting. Chocolate and coffee hints from the maltiness, but not too heavy or overpowering. Fuggles hops kick in late and give the beer a balanced bitterness to counteract the malty sweetness initially found in the flavour.


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