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Cains Dark Mild (Cask)

Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Mild Ale
Liverpool, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
Cask; Regular. Dry hopped.
NOTE: ONly ratings for the cask version should be entered here. The pasteurised version, available in kegs and cans, has a separate listing.
A Gold medal winner in the international brewing industry awards 2000, and a three times bronze medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival in the Best Mild category, this is a smooth, full flavoured, truly dark mild with a rich creamy head. It has a full body and distinctive roasted malt taste, balanced by its fresh hop character. Complex flavours and aromas are achieved by blending deeply roasted malt and adding a selected blend of English hops, including dry hops, to the cask conditioned beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Cask @ The Dispensary, Liverpool

Very dark; good toffee aroma; raisin bread, plummy depths, sweetish body, very quaffable. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23483) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 [Cask at GBBF] Very dark brown. Prunes and roasty malt dominate the aroma. Sweetish and very firm for its size. Very roasty and almost woody. Lightly raisiny finish. An excellent mild!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
Dark brown color, creamy head. Smooth malty, liqourice aroma. Roasted barly taste with plums, figs, and toffee. A beautiful mild

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Looks great - completely opaque black with a lush cream head (like a certain well-known stout, but smaller). Lots of raisin and roasted malt on the nose and in the flavour. Very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2008
Cask at GBBF 2008 ... deep black nice creamy head ... sweet toasted malts ... rich smooth roast malts ... sweet and easy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2007 My First Mild, Cask at the GBBF 05’, light bodied, malty, flavour is roasted coffee and toasted malt, very deilcate, weak bitterness, kind of ressembel a weak and less bitter guinness, i pretty enjoyed this beer, this could be a nice session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
Cask, The Dispensary, Liverpool. Very stout like in appearance - black with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some dark fruit. Quite full bodied. Flavour had more malt with elements of chocolate and raisin. Hint of smokiness in there. Very well rounded and drinkable. Dig it !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 12/03/2001 Dark coloured with a woody aroma. Sweet aftertaste. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 21/01/2002 Dark coloured with fruit and liquorice aromas. Dry finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 18/04/2002 Black with blackcurrant fruit aroma. Slightly dry roast finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 21/05/2002 Dark coloured with a fruit aroma. Slight roast finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 10/02/2004 Black smooth with a slightly chocolaty roast finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 15/11/2004 Black with a fruity aroma. Some bitterness and dryness in a lasting roast finish. 7. Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 08/08/2008 Beige head. Some roast aroma. Dark coloured and smooth on the palate with a crisp and dry roast finish. 8. Cask Handpump at the Augustus John, Liverpool 20/02/2009 Some roast aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and slightly fruity with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry lasting finish. 9. Cask Handpump at the Plough, Houghton Green 30/05/2009 Fruit and slight roast aroma. Dark coloured a little rich and smooth on the palate with a hint of bitterness dryness and liquorice flavour in a malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Pours an excellent dark gray, with mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts with a great kind of softness floural or something maybe esters from the yeast that i cant grip onto. Taste coats the wouth roasted honey again the softness a bit of berry fruits, very slight tartness in the finish. Very different beer for me but one id like to try more of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
Cask (Ealing BF2008)
Classic dark mild appearance. Chocolate cake aroma. Some lighter aromas too. Rich burntness, not oppressive. Clear crisp, but subtle, hops. Refreshing.

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