downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned and tried on several occasions. Near black with tight, off-white head. Pleasant mild with a pronounced chocolate edge and touch of roast in the finish. Good.
DandyLion (513) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Svart. Lavt luftig skum. Bra sjokoladearoma. Smaken skuffende vassen. Litt lakris. Lite annet.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Deep rubyish black colour with a mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is nutty, mild chocolate, some roasted malts as well as mild toffee to it. Flavour is chooolate, mild coffee, some roasted malts, toffee and a bit ripe fruity notes. Nice toasted and chocolaty aftertaste.
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 I love, love, love this beer. This is the one that turned me on to cask ale. This rating is from the Cricketers Arms, Bedford. Almost black. Full sandalwood head. Aroma of charcoal, liquorice, malt. Sublime taste. Sweet and full ending with a bittersweet finish. Dense mouthfeel for its strength. One of the best milds available.
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask, GBBF 2013): Almost black, small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Smooth roasted malt flavour with a touch of coffee but not much else. Pleasant but nothing exciting.
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GBBF 2013 backlog.
Head: coffee, small, frothy to creamy, avg. retention. Colour: red-brown, almost black.
Aroma: caramel, honey, sweet, burnt sugar, butty.
Taste: toasty, dusty/tarry, some chocolate.
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light breadish. Bitter, toffee malty and breadish. Bitter and toffee malty. Dry and roasted smooth malty finish.
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity dispense at the Prince of Wales, Farnborough BF - 12/10/12.
Dark mahogony brown approaching black in colour with a thin tan head.
Dark malts on the nose, light mineral tones, a little toffee.
Roast malt taste, toffee, touch of licqourice and a hint of chocolate.
Medium bodied, light carbonation, fruity finish.
Average but easy drinking.
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is very good, the body black. It smells a bit roasty. The taste is very mild, a bit sweet and roasty, it is good just could be a bit more intensive, but for 3,5% it´s good. 13/10/10/10/-/10