ianwelby (703) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mr_h (3471) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
davidtjm (831) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Pour is black with a thin head, aroma is toffee. Taste is toffee, malty. Nice mild
Bammers54 (76) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, a nicely made traditional English mild (may be a bit to much ABV for a purest), very good mild no the less
ManVsBeer (5490) - 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 (3029) - 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 (11197) - 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 (4779) - 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 (12172) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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!