Desverger (1103) - 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 (144) - 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 (7482) - 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 (454) - 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 (895) - 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 (3775) - 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 (13037) - , 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.
tombyars (1304) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in the Bull Inn, Paisley in June 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with dark ruby highlights and a thin buff head. Strong roast malt in the long aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a rich roast malt with black toast, this fades to give a sweet caramel and molasses flavour. Dusty hop resins gives a dry bitter aftertaste and this continues into a dry smokey almond finish. An excellent mild.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@The Elm Tree, Cambridge. Very deep amber colour, close to black, with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is mild toasted notes, some fruits, quite sweet as well as mild maltyness. Flavour is mild roasted malts, some toasted notes as well as some dark berries and slight wooden notes.