rauchbier (3395) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, part of the Great British Beers gift pack available in Tesco’s. Jet black, good cream-beige head and moderate head. Pleasant roast barley and chocolate aromas, good nutty and roast malt notes in the mouth and a sweet chalky finish with lots of lingering roast coffee and chocolate.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 Bottle Conditioned.This is a fine chocolate,malty brew,good stuff.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, my first real mild and I was suprisingly impressed. Better than the SA IMO. Poured a nice dark brown/black with a short lasting tan head. Simple malty aroma with a touch of roast. Flavour was sweet & fruity, though bitter enough in the finish to keep it balanced. Mouthfeel smooth medium-thin. Not bad!
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Red Lion BF, Isleworth, London. Pretty simple dark mild, but i thought this was quite solid, and very drinkable. Caramel, toffee, with some subtle roast and chocolate, slight hints of apple and grape, finish, is dry-ish and a bit salty, not bad.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich dark brown/red colour. I found this more of a soft fruity mild - with lots of berry fruit and plummy notes - than a dry malty one. There’s a bit of chocolate in the flavour. Not a lot of body, but that’s not a problem in this type of mild. Soft, dry finish. Rather nice. Make sure you get the cask version - it is often found in the keg "smooth" version in Welsh pubs. Cask (gravity), Red Lion Beer Festival, Isleworth.
RichardGretton (4020) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard looking dark beer with a dry and quite sour aroma and a watery flavour. Overall quite a plain watery mild.
shrubber85 (5977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can - A deep chocolate malt aroma. Nice dark brown color. Coffee malt flavor with only slight chocolate and slight sweetness. Pretty good stuff.
fly (1369) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild alright, but like a softspoken gent. There’s a lot running under the surface. Woody for sure and a bit of chocolate. Goes down rather easily. With the ABV, this being a session would be a good choice.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 Used to be a classic beer, now it’s still pretty good if you can find it in “real” form. A rich chocolatey nose and flavour with some balancing dryness in the finish best describes this rather plain but very drinkable deep brown beer. It has a growing complexity with tarry, liquoricey and fruiit notes but all in balance with the chocolate malt taste; one of the best "proper" milds left.
(cask in the Otley Arms, Treforest)
nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jet black hue with a creamy light bron head. Rich chocolate malt, coffee and nut aroma. Still coffee and roasted malt taste. Slightly watery a pretty standard mild.