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Brown Cow Captain Oates Dark Mild

Brewed by Brown Cow
Style: Mild Ale
Selby, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
A premium dark mild brewed with a complex mix of malts and oats giving a wonderful depth of flavour, well balanced with undertones of coffee and chocolate and a full finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9252) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Cask at the Peterborough beer festival 27/08/2016. A clouded red mahogany brown coloured pour with a loose beige head. Aroma is roasted nutty malts, toasted brown bread, raisin. Flavour is composed of semi sweet nutty malts, toast, nice little citrus hop character. Palate is rounded, semi sweet, good cask condition. A nice well made characterful mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6344) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
21st Aug 2016: cask pint in The Star, Filey, Yorkshire. A rich, cream coloured head sat on my dark bodied beer giving off malty esters which included chocolate and coffee notes. The taste a pleasant malt led flavour with again chocolate and coffee being the main participants. The finish was slightly drying: nice pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Cask. Dark brown/black ale with a good tan head. Nose is plum and coffee. Taste is coffee beans, roastiness, some nuts. Maltesers. Smooth milk chocolate. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Very dark beer with a thin head. Aroma is an almost stale malt but better than that sounds. Taste is nutty chocolate with a touch of toffee sweetness to balance it and some hops come through as you get through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4755) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at Paisley Beer Festival, Paisley Town Hall, Paisley - roasted malty, coffee aroma, very dark red brown, thin rapidly diminishing beige head, no lacing, well balanced, easy to drink, chocolate, vanilla, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
Cask. Pour is black with a thin head, aroma is toffee. Taste is toffee, malty. Nice mild

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bammers54 (95) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Draft, a nicely made traditional English mild (may be a bit to much ABV for a purest), very good mild no the less

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8689) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Clear but dark with a small red glow and a creamy off-white head. Has a hint of roasted malt in its aroma and taste, but not much, however it’s a decent crisp mild, but mild being the word.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Dark mild from a brewery in North Yorkshire. Light beige, thin, sticky head, dark wine red colour with ruby hue, clear. Aroma shows a certain amount of smokiness (smoked bacon) which I did not expect from a mild, apart from ’drop’, some caramel, bayleaf, grains, something peaty, raisins and a hint of coffee grounds. Dried fruits in the mouth, liquorice, caramelly malts, with the smokiness coming up towards the finish, paired with a light, refreshing tartness and leafy hop bitterness; smooth and somewhat powdery mouthfeel. Very drinkable and more characterful than expected from a mild and in that sense more ambitious than the more traditional examples of the style. Nice one, with thanks to Keith and Susan from the brewery for their generous offer to my friend Vincent, who was kind enough to share a few bottles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Festival ’14. Dark brown with cream head. This is a malty dry mild, reasonably bitter, some chocolate malt hints, maybe a touch thin, but reasonable enough.

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