Scotty001 (279) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured reddish brown, small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel malt. Light body, flavour as the aroma.
gegwilson (2119) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in the Cask Corner, Doncaster. Deep chestnut with a cream head. Not getting much aroma, but the flavours are quite strong. Toffee, tea and black treacle in the finish especially. i found the after-taste a little unpleasant, but otherwise OK.
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Wellington... Deep brown black... Thin tan lacing... Dark soft sweet malts nose.. Soft toffee fruit roast... Soft sweet roast.. Soft toffee fruit
Scopey (9056) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Craven. It pours deep red with a decent beige head. The nose is bitter-sweet, earth, toasty, jammy, red fruits and sugar. The taste is smooth, toasty, light berry, jammy fruits, raisin, earth, wood and straw with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not much depth, bit smooth and rather drinkable. Solid.
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington; dark mahogany brown pour with a frothy beige head, feint chocolate aroma, taste has plain chocolate, light pine.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - DEC 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Market Porter, London. Pours orange brown with thin off-white head. Malty, toffee, caramel. OK, but nothing too exciting.
s_hartshorne (2295) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Black Country arms. Red ok tan head lacing. Aroma is light toffee malts. Taste is same some red fruits choc light bitter finish. Medium body. Decent mild.
jamesie1857 (1665) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Sheaf View, Sheffield. Clear chestnut brown with a thin bubbly off-white head. Malt, toffee and a bit of fruit on the nose. Rather bland in the taste, a bit of fruit gets through, but overall a bit shallow. Decent enough mouthfeel, but not enough to make it really good.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ The King's Head, Leicester. A lovely mild. Ruby red colour with not much of a head. Malty and muted flavours including chocolate and liquorice but mainly mild malty flavour. With slight bitterness. Very drinkable. Again I'll say a lovely mild.
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Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Wellington (Birmingham)
This pub clip seemed to be the most appealing of the local Black Country options. A sessionable mild with some flavor, it is above average in a category flooded with boring unmemorable alternatives.
Aroma / Appearance - The ruby red base is deep and absorbs virtually all the light. Dark chocolate, walnuts, tea dregs, and malt make this denser feeling than many milds.
Flavor / Palate - Plums and figs give it a dark fruity texture. Chocolate and caramel transition to the bitter finish that lingers lightly like an English drizzle. If I were to have ever run out of choices this one would have made as good a fallback as any of the other fourteen taps.