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Cains Dark Mild (Keg/Can)

 (RETIRED)
overall
49
56
style
Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Mild Ale
Liverpool, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 can
opaque dark black colour with almost no foam remaining; roasted coffeish nose with notes of licorice and chocolate; moderate malt body; creamy, low carbonation; roasty moderfately coffeish aftertaste with a touch of bitterness - impressive character with so few alcohol

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15260)
- Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Can
Black color. Light roasted malt aroma. Medium body, some malt and roasted malt, milky. Strange.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
craigbeerlover (11)
- ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Chocolatey malty flavour, bit too carbonated for my liking. But its drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2004
Can. A fairly standard sort of mild fruity chocolate flavours and not too sweet and perhaps a touch more hops than is usual. The thin fizz added by pasteurisation really doesnt help - milds really do need to be cask conditioned.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3923) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2004
Can from Asda, Perry Barr, Birmingham. Delicious aroma, of slight hops. Thick lacing, from a small head. Smooth, grainy and insistently cocoa tinged beer. Slightly stouty Mild. Black. A big and good Mild. Mmmm

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2004
Can. Jet black, initially good creamy beige head soon thins, low condition. Sweet chocolate, fruity malt and a touch of roast coffee in the nose, Sweet chocolate and bitter roastines in the mouth with some background plasticy phenols. Dry frinish with slight fruity berry edge.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2003
porter/stout appearance, no head. Toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Strong burnt wood chocolate and cigar taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (600) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2003
roasted malt aroma, dark porter like appearance, large frothy and rapidly dissipating head, roasted coffee flavour, dry malty finish, a good beer for a cold winters day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
A splendid dark mild - enough hops to lift the potentially overwhelming dry maltiness, a thick, luxurious feel to it and a wonderfully toasty taste. A good one.


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