MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Pigs Ear.
Oh the arguments. Surely an imperial mild if ever there was one. The debate raged long and hard at the table over two seperate nights. Iím sold. Mainly just because I love the idea of an imperial mild. Mahogany coloured and opaque. with a thin white film. Lovely fruit and chocolate aroma with nice malty notes and clear but pleasing alcohol. Flavour is excellent. Despite the heady abv for the style. itís still a mild. The extra booze just makes it a little thicker and richer. Itís rare to find a mild that gets a 4 for palate but even though this is cheating a little, itís well deserved. Slight sweetness from the alcohol, wonderful depth to the fruit backed up with nuts and wheat. Significantly better on day two. Itís not a mild... but it is. Iím confused and I like it.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pigís Ear BF.
Smells and tastes like a mild, but the high strength gives a much fuller flavour than in the standard mild. Nice.
Imperial Mild, perhaps?
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Pigs Ear BF. A black beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is dry and smoky. The taste has fruits and some dry roast. Dead thin for its weight. No noticeable alcohol at all. Dull.
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th December 2007
Pigs Ear Festival, Hackney. Delicious dark mild. Unique fruit - generic but lovely. Sweet and dry finish. Very very tasty. Lovely!