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

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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Available filtered and pasteurized in cans and kegs.
NOTE: Only ratings for the keg and canned versions should be entered here. The cask version 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5356) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2007
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
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!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2007
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2007
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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4404) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
Can from Asda. Sweet, malty canned mild with chocolate. Fuller body than many others like it but still a little bland.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Can. This was a nice little surprise. Pours from the can a caramel highlighted black, easily dark enough to be a porter, with a dense streaky cap of tan. Soft sweet malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with a touch of roast. Light and very drinkable, but not thin. The overall effect is like a grown-up soda. I don’t quite know what it is about this beer, but it makes me irrationally pleased to sip, in a way that I don’t expect from something so mild mannered. Never had anything quite like it.


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