gnoff (8218) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(44 cl can, thanks rickgordon!) Black color, brown head. Sweet grainy malty scent, some moist pipe tobacco. Roasted coffee taste, though rather thin and sugary. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet and roasted aftertaste.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour. Light brown head. Darker aromas with sugary touch. Light sweet in flavour, that is felt pleasantly with lavender and tad licoricy in finish. Low-medium body. Long finish.
ekstedt (5844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
CannedDark opaque brown with a small beige head. Intense roasted aromas with burnt sugar and some toffeish notes. Medium bodied and smooth. A bit sweet with low bitterness.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A canned mild you say? Hints of black currents and treckle in the nose, roasted barley. Taste is similar the malt is a bit raw perhaps like you can really taste the malt, but its clean and balanced nice and sweet, super drinkable very nicely carbonated for a canned product.
johndoughty (4209) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cost 39 pence from Micheals supermarket in Coventry rd Birmingham.
Definitely value for money although don’t think that i would have paid full retail for it. Canned with a slight trace of malt and no tinniness that you sometimes get. More body than you would expect from a mild of this strength. A bargain!
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. A black coloured mild with a tight beige coloured head. The aroma is a little lactic and is obviously thin. The taste also has lactic qualitles but there is some roasted malt. Thin and weak and pasteurized but drinkable.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black colored, little beige head. Strongly chocolaty aroma with obvious toffee, coffee-roastiness and mild smoke, rich aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet with roastiness and chocolaty-toffee, aftertaste dries mildly, still chocolate there.
JorisPPattyn (8333) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good greige, dense head over fully dark-brown beer. Slightly sourish, oatmeal (even when rather wheat is used), bit of tobacco and slightly mineral. Soft sweet, with a lot of tobacco ash, and a sweetness that is not sugary. Lactose? Browning sugar adding. And a bit of dates’ flavour. Despite the strange sweet taste, it is rather dry. Sweetness is more outspoken in the aftertaste. And appropriate British light. Remarkable for such a light beer. Still this is not something I’d see myself drinking all right.
Thanks to Dann P
berkshirejohn (5020) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
440 ml can.
Official Beer of Liverpool ’08 - European Capital of Culture - no less!
An attractive deep black with a cream head; smoky, malty aroma; first impression in the mouth is dry and smooth, very much like an Irish stout, but then develops into a whole spectrum of flavours; sweet, malt, fruit, dry, smoke, coffee, quinine; leading to a soothing dry coffee aftertaste. An exceptional beer, given the alocohol content and price.
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
440ml tin(s). Thick, treacly jet-black pour. Sweet smoky nose. Malt whiskey smoky with a burnt toast bitterness, firm graininess and cigar-like lingering tobacco aftertaste. Maybe a touch of brine in the nose reminiscent of Kelpie. Praise indeed. More body and character than some stouts 2% stronger. The most standing-too-close-to-a-bonfire smoky beer I’ve sampled to date. Mellow, charred-to-a-cinder and lovely.