AdiBeer (591) - 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 (7523) - 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 (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (3859) - 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 (9623) - 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 (4256) - 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 (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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!
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at King William. It pours deep mahogany brown with a small white head. The nose is wood, leather, some dark fruit, raisin and caramel. The taste is wood, leather, dust, dull caramel and raisin with a very dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. Not much too it really. A bit of a disappointment from Brodies.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Old Coffee House, London. Pours dark brown with a frothy, beige head. Nose holds some lightly tangy dark malts. Light sweet flavor, subtle earth, light ash, hints of tang. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Somewhat bland to finish, further notes of tangy, dark malts, background ash, wet wood. Might not be in the best shape.
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at William IV. Dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is classic mild, dark fruit, roasty. Taste is fruity, plum, bit of creaminess, slightly nutty.