mR_fr0g (9252) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BlackHaddock (6344) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ianwelby (1091) - 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 (4755) - 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 (1074) - 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 (95) - 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 (8689) - 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 (4529) - 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 (13233) - 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.