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.
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Black Color, Creamy Head with Long Retention, Good Lacing. Light Chocolate, toasted, light bitter, creamy malt finish. My guess that 3.2% ABV means Mild Ale classification, otherwise I’d put it in Stout style since it resembles Guinness or Murphy’s. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Dark brown colored pour. Slim tan head. Some lacing. Big nutty malt aroma. Some notes of vanilla and molasses. Taste is a nice malty flavor with some nut notes. Sweet finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours like black coffee with a mild whiff of baked fruitcake, coffee and mocha. The head is very dense and creamy lingering with great length. Full nectar, soft and creamy, blunted flavors leaving behind a bitter wasteland on my tongue. This beer is boderline flavorless with a big rich malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3345) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
This 440 ml can was courtesy of Strykzone. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head. Light chocolate in the nose. Medium body. Very light lacing. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of floral hops. Dry finish. Nice tasting and the low alcohol is a bonus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nealblind (750) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Big foamy head dark brown. Aroma of soy sauce & chocolate. Tastes roasty wheaty with a little bit of acidic hops on the tail. Dry finish. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Slabienkie puszkowe piwo. Z mleczna piana jak na czarnym guinnessie. Barwa podobna, bardzo czarne ale z niewielkim przejasnieniem brazu. Piwo bez gazu, szybko sie utlenia. Wodniste i malo wyraziste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Can; Color: Dark brown/ Resembles root beer. Aroma: Malt/ Roast. Flavor : Watery, mild taste of malt. Not much going on, very bland and not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3314) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark brown color with a light brown head. Aroma was light, with some roasted, caramel and nutty elements. Nutty flavor with some caramel notes; obviously not all that flavorful. Palate was enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Can and served in GI Imperial Pint Glass: Pours a medium brown with an initial creamy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of crystal, chocolate, nutty and a hint of Fuggles and Challenger hops. The taste is moderately sweet with chocolate and caramel overtones support by light handed hop bittering. The mouth feel despite the creamy head is thin and metallic. While my homebrew Dark Mild is better, this is also far better than the Cains Bitter I had before.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Can courtesy of Deanso. Poured dark mahogany with a thin round tan head. The aroma is dry and dusty. The flavour is roasted malt with dark chocolate. A tasty mild. I’d like to try this on tap.

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