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Brains Dark (Cask)

Brewed by Brains
Style: Mild Ale
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Regular.

Once called Red Dragon the famous pint of Dark has always been synonymous with Brains particularly in Cardiff with the dock-workers of old, the male voice choirs and with rugby fans down in the Arms Park. Nowadays its popularity has expanded and is the biggest selling dark mild in Wales, continually winning awards both nationally and internationally.
’Dark’ is treacle-coloured with a creamy contrasting head. A velvety smooth pint, Dark has a combination of chocolate, crystal and brown malts providing a clean palate with hints of liquorice and freshly ground coffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3443) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Had a good few pints of this whilst at University. Very dark brown, slight red hue, small off-white head. Aroma is soft, chocolatey, watery malts. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is watery malts, light chocolate, no real bitterness. Finishes a bit weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2600) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
On tap @ GBBF 2015. Dark reddish mild with a tiny tan head. Malty and fruity tones. malt, caramle, roasted and hops. Light body with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7902) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
Cask at the GBBF 2015. Low fluffy lasting light brown head. Pitch black body. Sweet cocoa caramel aroma. Mild sweet and thinbodied coffee liquorice flavor with little hops bitterness. Low carbonation and a long sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (7852) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. Pitch black with pff-whte foam. Nose is cocoa, a bit of roasted malt and coffee. Lightly roasty, creamy flavor, cocoa and some charcoal. Light and smooth. Decent mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Cask gravity at K&ES BF. Black ruby edges no head. Bit flat. Some chocolate. Pretty nice chocolate to be honest. No real hop good dark mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 15, 2015
Cask @ Archies, Prestatyn [090615]
Amber brown, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma of very soft malts
Taste of light soft fruits, soft dark caramel, dab of dark malt
Palate - Light body, quite creamy. Finish of soft malts
Overall - Seems rather light for a mild, rather thin in flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muffel (144) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
On tap in Cardiff. An opaque dark brown / almost black color. Small tan head, not much. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and some fruits. Some hints of liquoriceDry finish, somewhat roasted. Smooth mouthfeel. Probably my favorite "Brains" beer. Nice and mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
15th July 2014
Chelmsford Summer Beer Fest. Cask. Almost opaque dark brown beer, few pale tan bubbles for a head. Light palate, semi dry. Very low carbonation. Mild dark malts, whispers of dark chocolate and dark fruits. Light dry finish. Almost flat and somewhat insipid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Gravity @ The Old Horse, Leicester beer festival. Deep dark red colour. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste is a nice balance of roasted malts. Slight roasty bitterness. Nice traditional mild this un, could drink loads if I lived near a brains pub. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Svart. Lavt luftig skum. Bra sjokoladearoma. Smaken skuffende vassen. Litt lakris. Lite annet.

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