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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: 27   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (767) - 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 (76) - 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
wimpyjoe (5086) - 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 (2813) - 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 (10980) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4241) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11087) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9904) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012)
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (1999) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
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.

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