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

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Bottled; 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 it is the biggest selling dark milk in Wales, continually winning awards both nationally and internationally.
‘Dark’ is treacle-coloured with a creamy contrasting head and brewed using chocolate malt, providing a clean palate with hints of liquorice and fresh ground coffee.
The intense flavour of Brains Dark goes well with pork and chocolate puddings.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (983) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Roast malts, toast, smoky, cold coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, refreshing lingering bitter/sweet malty finish ending in a sour/bitterness. Slight toffee flavour. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Connor66 (30) - - NOV 30, 2013
Great smell and taste for something with a low AV. Had a bottle from B&M the head didn’t last long out of the bottle. Nice taste and smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from B&M. Pours very deep ruby wioth good lasting cream head. Quite a fruity aroma. Creamy with lots of coffee and chocolate. Very flavoursome for a low ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. As R.D Dark 4.1%. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a no head. Has a fruity malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2744) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark brown pour with frothy light mocha head, earthy aroma, roast malt and coffee taste with dark berries and nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrunoVille (35) - BRAZIL - JUN 20, 2013
Mild bitter de aparência negra e creme bege de média duração. Aroma tostado e defumado. Sabor predominante de cacau (especialmente no creme), tostado e castanha. Média carbonatação, corpo leve e alta drinkability. Pra mim é uma puta breja. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Decent mild - a little more hop than you’d expect, but pleasant - coffee grounds, dark chocolate, nuttiness. Slides pleasantly over palate. A little overcarbonated.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1224) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2013
A very nice mild a bit thin on tongue nice roasted aroma. Sweet but ends carb very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2089) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 19, 2013
Bottle from Auchan Market in Luxembourg City!
Pours deep black with creamy off-white head. Smells chocolatey and nutty, with lots of roasted malts. Starts with massive roasted malts. Middle part has lots of chocolate and caramel. Goes into a very dark and bitter roasted finish with some sourish malts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2013
50cl bottle. Dark brown with a medium sized beige head. Slightly roasty aroma with notes of chocolate and dried fruits. Quite dry and light bodied. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts. Decent.


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