Brewed by Copper Dragon (UK)
Style: Mild Ale
Skipton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled (ABV is 4.0% in bottle).
Previously brewed as Dark Ale at 3.5%
A recipe recreated from restored brewing records from the 1800s. The use of traditional coloured and roasted malts gives a unique rich and luscious flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nilsas (1621) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
Duft av Lakris, bek og vanilje. fin dyp sort farge. Tynn hinne skum. Vassen smak med en liten anelse lakris I ettersmaken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1376) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
Nesten svart farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, karamell og lakris. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, og kaffe. Vaaland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
Cask (Blackfriars, London) - Dark brown, almost black. Liquorice, marzipan and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted and slightly fruity taste with coffee and liquorice detected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
August 21, 2013 - hand-pull cask at The Old Bell. Utterly beautiful clear bright ruby pour with a lasting cap of tan creamy head - gorgeous. Aroma and taste are very simple - more a light bitter than what I think of as a mild - floral, lightly sweet, utterly devoid of alcohol presence. Light body, slightly chewy/grainy, very mild carbonation and a medium-short floral somewhat bitter finish. Very quaffable. I’m getting another one, to hell with the pub crawl!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
From cask. Pours clear and golden deep brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, toffee malty and caramelish. Bitter, toffee and breadish into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (867) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2013
I had this beer a long time ago. There’s very little I remember about the flavour and nose, the appearance and palate. All I know is that it was quite pleasant taste. Little left on the memory. After all it must have been already 2 to 3 hours ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3312) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2013
Medium beige head dark pour medium carbonation aromas toasted notes some grain toffee hop citrus caramel the flavours creamy to the palate mild to medium bitter sweet caramel grain toasted toffee typical good tasting for the style good English brewing the finish best flavours malted and toasted notes hops bright grain and bitter tastes linger good ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2224) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 30, 2013
Cask @ The Haymarket, Edinburgh [270713]
Dark ruby, clear dense thin head, good lacing
Aroma of soft sweet caramel, light nose, dull
Taste of soft sweet caramel, some blackcurrant, touch of roasted malt, ok but a bit dull
Palate - Light to medium body, bit oily. Finish of hedgerow fruits, touch of bitter roast, hint of chocolate
Overall - It’s more a Ruby Gold, not bad tbh, but very average

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4339) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 Fine mild ale, black with a very thin head but lovely texture in the palate. Medium roasted aroma that is evident in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1897) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Cask at Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green. Pours a black colour with a thin white head, mild malty aroma, taste is light malt and not to bitter, with a dry bitter finish.

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