Brewed by Chalk Hill
Style: Mild Ale
Norwich, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.

A traditionally robust strong ale. Reminiscent of rich fruit cake, the fruity overtones are counter-balanced by a mellow richness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, fruits, wood and some mild brown sugary notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with some wood, liquorice and mild burnt sugary notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2010
cask at GBBF 2010 ... Earls count... London ... southeast england ... united Kingdom ... Europe ... World ... dark brown ... soft chocolate malt nose ... light bitter chocolate ... roast malt linger ... light blackcurrant fruit ...

Thanks to who ever added "Tastes Totally poopy" to my note book, but your wrighring want enough of a scrawl to fool me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours hazy dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild liqourice and roasted malt. Fruity, malty and roasted breadish malt. Roasted and caramelish malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1945) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2009
Cask - Coach and Horses, Norwich. Dark brown with a deep red hue and a medium off-white head. Roasted malts, some chocolate and some fruity notes on the nose. Flavours consist of more roasted malts, some coffee and a nutty quality. A bitter roasted malt finish, good body - smooth and easy-drinking - with a lasting dryness. This one’s definitely moreish - a tasty, balanced mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2009
(Pint at the Coach and Horses, Norwich) Very dark red with a small white head. Berry smell but very weak, although not unpleasant. Taste a bit chocolate with soap and sweet and roasted malt. Coffee comes in more as I drink and the aftertaste is really quite bitter. Pretty good, although rather uninteresting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Cask at the Coach & Horses, Norwich, 27th Dec 2007. Dark caramel colour with not much head. Very little aroma. Good flavour of burnt sugar, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel but very ’front of the mouth’ taste and not a long finish. Definitely high strength for a mild!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23425) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
[Cask at GBBF] Dark brown. Very roasty with a touch of plums. Dryish with rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Grassy and roasty with some licorice and good late bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 05/08/2005 Mid brown colour with some sour fruit flavours. Alcohol present. Slightly rich roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Cask (gravity dispense) at GBBF, August 2005. Although this is ostensibly a strong mild, I wouldn’t have guessed it. Reddish brown. Quite fruity, with hints of roast malt and chocolate. Light mouthfeel. Decent but doesn’t really stand out. I find these stronger milds a bit difficult to assess as the extra alcohol needs to add something without losing the essential mild character, and that’s a difficult line to tread. Doesn’t quite come off, but full marks to Chalk Hill for trying.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
Cask conditioned GBBF 2005: Aroma of coffee. No complexity, no real body. A thin and watery beer. Could take some more power.

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