wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 [2/5/2008: cask at Reading Beer Festival] Thin but large-bubbled head which lasted to the end of the pint (and beyond - couldnít get the blighter out of my glass!). tastes of everything - smoke, coffee, chocolate, malt, an odd twang of sharp citrus; all the flavours of a strong old ale squeezed into a very well balanced and easy-to-drink 2.7% beer that seems different in every mouthful. Simply astonishing - not just the best mild Iíve ever had, but very possibly the best beer. 9/4/10/4/18 (4.6)
[rerate, 16/11/2010, cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Deep brown, beige head, slight effervescense. Chocolate, roasted malt, lime, green leaves, smoke, leather, lemon, an earthy bitterness and finally pine roll across your tongue - a wonderful cornucopia of flavours that entrances you with every mouthful. Is there a better session or lunchtime ale? I think not. 9/4/10/4/18 (4.5)
tdtm82 (1396) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint, the Queenís Head, Chelmsford, many thanks to Bob in London and congratulations on your 50th!
Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, excellent lacing, cream, roasted malts, awesome bitterness, citric hpos, dark -opaque appearance which reds out at the bottom, utterly awesome mild. THIS IS THE BEST MILD IíVE EVER HAD!
Finish is roasted and medium. Carbonation is low. Slightly murky but amazing. Thnaks
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Cask in Blackfriars. Intresting beer this, from the cask it was packd full of hop on the notes. Once poured through the tap its all about the chocolate malt with noteable citrus hop, strange actually no brewdog house character too it at all, id guess this to be an american strong ale by the nose as its packed with flavour. Taste is similar chocolate malt base quite sweet chocolate with noteable body for it being 2.7%(apparently its been brewed with roasted wheat to add body, a new one for me anyway) the finish is still dominated by sweet chocolate malt notes but with a small citrus hint making it super drinkable and very tasty. Another belter. RERATE: Once in Blackfriars and once in the three judges. Who knows how this much flavour can be packed into such a small beer, roasty but chocolate and balanced and soo tasty soo drinkable, the ultimate session beer, im glad i can get more!
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 Guilford Arms Ebinburgh... Beautiful deep dark scarlet ... tight thin off white head ... thin but bursting with malts ... little bready ... little sweet ...little soft gentle chocolate ... light bitterness in linger ... some grassy hop ...but mostly domintaed with light toasted malts. 4.1... cask at hectors .... dark red brown ... nice thick head ... sweet dark fruits ... nice rounded toffee nose... juicy toffee malts ... dark fruits ...light chocolate...big soft coffee soft body ... light hop linger .... 4.3
cask at Standing Order ... lovely dark copper red ...dry woody hop nose ... big dry hop front ... juicy toffee malts ... little chocolate ... little coffee ... seems a little dryer than normal and a bit more hop ... but stil crackin 4.1
st vincent. oh yeah 4.3 .. crackin
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was truly impressed with this beer.It is 2.7%abv and quite astonishing. The flavour is roasty and for the strength decent in the mouth. There is a very nice hop aroma, a little fruity and fairly bold against the malty background. Well done fellows.
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 Cask at Cleveland Arms. Pours a dark brown, opaque, with a thin, off-white head. Strong dark malt aroma with roast, chocolate, light hops. Flavor has a modest sweetness, with strong, roasty malt character. Some char and tobacco. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Leaves heavy lacing. Dry roast finish, which lingers. Excellent beer, especially given the low ABV.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: cask at Blackfriars in Glasgow.
Dark red brown with an excellent beige head and thick lace. Big coffee and chocolate malt aroma with a light bitterness and some tobacco. Flavour... christ on a sodding bike how good is this? Awesome dark bitter chocolate, lovely coffee and lip smackingly good fruit in the back ground. Simply beautiful roasted malt finish. Iím pretty sure this is the best mild I have had. It drinks WAY above itís strength. I just canít believe this is 2.7% they must be kidding right? The bitterness almost makes it feel hoppy but itís coming from the fresh coffee and dark chocolate. Unbelievable character for such low abv. I drank this with Mitch and Greg from Stone Brewing Co, and they were bloody amazed too. Hats off to BrewDog.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Handbottle with huge thanks to Craig. Canít wait to throw down a handful of pints of it on cask. My most wanted beer for a while!
Deep chestnut brown with a small off-white head. Rich fruity aroma plum and raisin, with chocolate and biscuit. Dry, yet rich, dark malty flavour, with complex fruits and roasted notes. Firm hop bitterness with hints of grassy flavours too. Long lasting roasted and bitter finish. A world class masterpiece at this ABV.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Canalhouse. This is an amazing beer for its strength. Itís fruity as youíd expect from a mild but with a lasting and profound dry bitter finish. It is neither watery nor weak in flavour; this is the ultimate session beer. They really are alchemists at Brewdog.
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On gravity at the London Drinker festival. Dark chestnut colour with vibrant red hints. Fruity blackcurrant aroma with plenty of chocolate and a hint of roasted malt, plus some citrus hops. Full mouth feel with flavours of dark chocolate, some more hops and a decent malty finish. An incredible amount packed into a 2.7% ABV ale. World class.