jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Brown to black, fair bit of khaki head and considerable lacing. Coffee, coal, Pinot Noir and salt liquorice in the aroma. Complex taste is a masterclass in subterfuge: sweet with a slight sourness and a hint of salt/umami/wood. Bitterness in the finish. A long finish to savour. Light, slightly creamy mouthfeel. This is an odd duck, with a lot of character and intensity for its ABV.
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at Fullerians Rugby club beer fest. Brown chestnut coloured pour with a loose off white head. Aroma is raisin and apple, brown caramel malt. Flavour is nutty malt berry and raisin fruits. Mid body .
Desverger (2383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Charlies Bar, Cph - Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roasted malts, dark fruits, floral and herbal nuances and slight spice. Some wood in there, burnt brown sugar, syrupy. Pretty good overall.
witthatsbier (285) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
grainy nose with little else,dark brown cream coloured head that goes quickly,(due to beer being poured correctly without a tight sparkler therefore allowing flavour to thrive,taste is light malt with strong biitter flavour and finish
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Juicy grape esters, earthy hops and roasted malts converge in this suave Mild Ale, balanced out by leafy hop resins in the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the purplish darkness.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The flavour profile is never linear; there’s a lot going on in here.
-The aroma is not too revealing.
-Mouthfeel is lean and conducive to big gulps.
-The full flavour profile is very well put together.
On cask at Wenlock Arms.
Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Dove, Ipswich. Ruby black, frothy head. Blackcurrant and chocolate aroma. Medium body. Pretty good overall.
k0mpsa (1353) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at cask pub and kitchen, london. Black color with small white head. Aroma of serup and sweetness. Taste of roasted malts. Nice and light beer.
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ CPK. Pours a deep brown color with a tiny, tight tan head. The nose is roasted malts, some milk chocolate and red berry. Not a particularly big aroma. The taste is earthy peanut butter, some bitter leaf, mild vinous blackberry and a bit of wood. Hints of chocolate. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Good flavor for 3.7%. Soft body. Overall, a pretty good mild.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd June 2012
Cask at the The Sun Inn Summer Beer Festival, Kelvedon. Very dark brown - red beer. Good suddy tan head. Smooth dry palate. Very mild dark malt, not bitter or roasty. A little dark chocolate. A little bit of red berry fruits with a trace of orange. Finishes dry and smooth with a little coffee. Pretty decent mild.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - sweet caramel, fruit and light coffee
A - dark with thin head
T - light sweet and bitter
P - mid to full
O - o.k.