hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark brown with a small off white head. Beautiful earthy malt aroma like spent mushroom compost. Ashy taste with old canvas sack, though perhaps lacking the graininess Iíd anticipated. Some bitterness. Bit of a porter, really.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask,Dark Ale Days 2010 - Edwardstone White Horse - as Marvellous 3.8%.Chestnut with a small head,aroma is of light hops and choc,taste is of hops,tangerine,lemon,choc and dry with a dry finish
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 2 December 2009 as Marvellous Maple Mild. Attractive clear dark red brown colour. Excellent condition. Very light roast flavour. Clean mouthfeel. A little more hops presence than than the norm for a mild. Lightly nutty although I canít really say I picked up the maple. Good drinker.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 A descent session mild probably the best of our tastings. A nice creamy mild with a good aount of hops. Could do with a little more IBU I think. However an enjoyable session. Good malt character and an enjoyable session ale. Need to consume again. Consumed with Ang; Hackney Spoons Festival.
Edit - 29th January 2010 - Tap at the Fleece, Chelmsford
Consumed again on tap in Chelmsford last night with a cleaner pallet. Very caramel textured thick lumps of caramel and honey penetrate the throat. A good session ale but not too remarkable. A good commercial effort .
berkshirejohn (3648) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Hobgoblin, Reading. A rather pleasant mild, with a rich reddish brown colour and a tan head; the aroma has nutty roasted malts, and the flavour is the same with perhaps a touch of maple; the finish is lightly bitter with a residual sweetness - perhaps the maple syrup?
ladnewton (1147) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Leyton Orient Supporters Club on 20th November 2009, during the Piglet festival. Brown with an off-white head. Malty with a touch of smokiness; generally a refreshing, pleasant session-starter.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Cask handpull from the Evening Star.
Mid brown colour and struggling to hold onto a thin off white head. A rather standard mild. Fruitier than you would expect. Slight bacon, good chocolate and delicate roast character.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Coffee and roasty malts, theres a dry roastyness throughout however a woody sweetness, which i guess is the maple syrup used which balances it kind iof and makes it quite drinkable.