SarkyNorthener (1311) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Local Offie. Dark ruby brown beer with small head. Aroma of chocolate malt and licorice. Taste is dates, dark berries, treacle, rich malts and mild licorice. Medium bodied, almost sticky. A very nice old traditional style mild.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Birmingham Beer Fest ’13. Chestnut with off white head. A full, roasty malty beer, quite creamy and smooth. There is a wine like note, plummy and rich. Lots of depth. Really quite decent.
Theydon_Bois (6481) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at Beer In Hand, Worcester, 17/10/13.
Murky mahogony brown with a thin light tan covering.
Nose is tarte fruit, treacle toffee, earthy.
Taste comprises light cocoa, liqourice, toffee, earthy, tangy fruit.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, tarte almost lactic fruit tang in the finale.
Interesting strong (anything but) mild ! Not sure if this was past its prime as the fruit seemed very bitter vergeing on sour, it was drinkable enough though no great in the style!
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear dark ruby color with a fine off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Malty and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Malty, nutty and fruity.
Overall impression: Nice tasty strong mild ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tommann.
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DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 Bottle split with the missus. Creamy beige over clear ruby. Sweet chocolate-dusted plum, fig, dates, even strawberry on the nose. Sweet but flavoured; figgy, lactic with tired red wine, mocha, rye bread notes. Top mild- almost a doppelbock.
BlackHaddock (3164) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is named after the late Mr W Mucklow, the last brewer in Bewdley (1912) before the new brewery opened a few years ago.
The brown 500ml bottled conditioned beer was poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard (Aug 2011) some four months before it’s best before date.
William Mucklow brewed a sweet dark Mild in his day, the recipe now also gone, this brew is trying to replicate that long forgotten formula.
Very dark brown in colour, the thin tanned head soon left the scene and nothinmg sat on top of the moody looking brew. Just a hint of a necklace around the liquids edges.
Sweet molasses and roasted/toasted malts hit the nose, chocolate esters coming through as the beer began to warm in the glass (this beer should not be refrigerated anyway).
The taste/flavours were almost identical to the smells, with the chocolate becoming stronger as my taste buds became used to the intermix of flavours. Some suggestion of plums and mixed dried fruits (like in a rich cake) also appeared in the aftertaste.
Good depth of body, the alcohol content sitting well within the brew and complimenting the flavours nicely.
A lot better than the first beer I reviewed from this brewery (thank goodness).
leaparsons (7671) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Leicester Beer Fest 12. Brown with a beige foam. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate with raisins and herbal notes. Lactose with nutty notes and rye and smoky notes. Flavours are sweet chocolate and raisins with woody notes. Some chocolate milkshake character. Good.
tommann (2439) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with a medium head. Aroma is sweet raisin, toffee and sour woody notes. Taste has raisin at the front and a sour raisin and woody finish. Thin for the strength.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke on Trent 22/10/2010
Fruity aroma. Mid brown coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol. A hint of sweetness in a slightly dry full malt finish.
Fin (6900) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Hop Pocket, Bishops Frome, Herefordshire 28.11.10 Pours conker brown maybe a little lighter with a light beige head, excellent clarity, good looking beer. Big on chocolate straight away with a fizzing bitterness, soft in the mouth, tangy, fruity with the chocolate (quite bitter cocoa) really showing, there is some sweetened liqourice also present. Very nice beer. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7