sic1314 (1976) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt and some caramel. Medium body, very smooth, flavour of milk chocolate and soft coffee with a sweet, creamy finish.
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity dispense at the twelfth Twickenham Beer Festival - 18/10/12.
Extremely dark mahogony brown approaching black, with a good creamy head.
The nose really let this beer down, sulphuric and eggy, a little smoke.
Tasted OK to be fair, but always dominated by the sulphuric waft! Roasted malt and light chocolate tones.
Good mouthfeel to this mild, medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a very dry and smokey finish.
Let down by the aroma!
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7 Lovely rich aroma, malty chocolate, mellow
4 dark brown, tiny head
7 Mostly the mocha-choc side of things, but lost odff fruity esters too. Later, the mashiness comes over more, a sour mash feel.
4 Smooth palate, carbonation low. Full, chocolate cake mocha finish. Late finish quite burnt and bitter, but always mellow.
14 Excellent mild, a really good start to the festival!
joe19612 (1609) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 2012. Pours a dark brown colour with a tan head. Roasty malty aroma with hints of caramel, the taste has chocolate and malt with a soft dry finish. One of the best milds I have ever tasted.
cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at reading ... deep black ... thnin tan head ... soft toffee roast nose...lght coffee ... light sulper ... soft roast ok .. but def ligt sulpher
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ 2nd Saltburn Beer Festival. A clear dark red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, some coffee with a little hop. The taste of some coffee, sweet dark fruits, with hop bitter. The aftertaste sweet with bitter.
Leighton (8645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Bricklayer’s Arms BF, 2011. Dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Aroma has some very hard, dark malts, lightly roasted. Nice flavor, quite sweet and chocolatey, has some mild coffee, creamy, hints of toffee. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes very sweet with lots of creamy mocha. A really nice beer overall.
berkshirejohn (3964) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity dispensed, at the Cambridge Beer Festival. A really tasty mild. Dark chestnut with a thin white head; roasted malt aroma with some chocolate; sweet roasted malt flavour; and a dry chocolate finish.
RichardGretton (4110) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Peterborough Beer Festival, 2009. Blackish brown beer with a mildly hopped and malty aroma. The flavour is milky chocolate. Overall a rich malty and gently chocolaty mild.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 09/08/2008
Roast aroma. Dark coloured and smooth on the palate with a little bitterness and fruit flavour in a chocolaty roast finish.