sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of nuts and chocolate. Light body, flavour of milk chocolate and lightly toasted malt.
niquillis (1566) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at King William IV, Leyton. Pours dark chestnut with an off white head. Dark fruit, hint of spice, roast back. Decent mild.
Holmen2 (1643) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask. Dark brown. Dense and persistent dark beige head. Aroma of berries and caramel. Similar taste. Some bitterness in aftertaste.
AdiBeer (1895) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: light caramel malts, hay. Appearance: dark clear amber, small beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: stale, light bitters, flat, hay, straw. Overall: just OK but palate unexciting. Pint at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This quintessential Mild Ale’s earthy hops and lightly raisiny, caramelized malts thrive in a lush, soft mouthfeel, leading to a balancing leafy hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the dark russet.
-This is one luscious mouthfeel for a 3% brew.
-Biscuity notes are revealed in the nose after a while.
-Light fruitiness appears here and there.
On cask at The Cross Keys, Covent Garden.
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden, 06/06/13.
Mahoogny brown with a good sized off white head.
Nose is malt forward, caramel, hops, barley, light chocolate.
Taste comprises malts, biscuit, toffee, hops, light sugars.
Light to medium bodied, a little watery, dry finish with a touch of bitterness.
jackl (5466) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Old Coffee House. The pour’s deep muddy brown with a medium khaki tan head. The aroma’s roasted malt, hot cocoa, a bit of sugar-roasted nut. Some coffee creamer and earthy licorice. The taste isn’t completely unlike an oxo cube. Rustic savory flavors. A bit of midly bitter charred coffee. Chocolate syrup. A bit of grain. Sweet toffee, malteaser candy. Light body, pillowy mouthfeel. Quite smooth. Overall, a really nice mild.
imdownthepub (11196) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Cross Keys, Covent Garden, London. Chestnut with cream head. This is a reasonable mild, some chocolate bitterness allied to a light sweetness. It’s fine.
kermis (6534) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at King William IV. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, bread, leather and light marmite. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied wi flat carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5606) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at King Willliam IV, Leyton. Poured a dark mahogany with a broken tan head. The aroma is a bit old England skanky and malty. The flavour is mild bitter smooth and with a fruity palate. If this beer had been around a few years back my father would probably not have been a bitter drinker!