wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
imdownthepub (10641) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2012 - Dark Brown in colour. Very Malty; good chocolate and coffee, roasty malts, including oats, caramel. Sweet chocolate roast malty throughout. Easy drinking. Nice Mild Ale!
sic1314 (3754) - 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 (9915) - 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 (9591) - 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 (1924) - 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 (15163) - 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 (2812) - 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.