Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gravity cask @ Fratton May Fair Beer Festival. Grainy malts caramelised sugar and a little toast as if the sugar is just about to catch. Not great for dark star with thin graininess the main focus.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, very nice. The colour is dark but not red alike. The bubblng head is nice.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 1. Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Frodsham 07/05/2005
Dark coloured hoppy and slightly fruity. Rich and bitter hints in an oyster roast finish.
Sregnar35 (1020) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Mahars. Nice dark color and sweet taste. Not much bitter to talk of, but it was a good tasting mild, good session beer.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@Chelmsford BF. Oddly muted flavour from a Dark Star beer, more traditional than the Over the Moon Mild. Flat, sweetish flavour, not much of a mouthfeel either, feels very empty, touch of grapey fruit, but its very vague. The first time i’ve really been dissapointed by Dark Star.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer #6 at Chelmsford Beer Festival, with Duff. I wasn’t bowled over by this one. Although quite strong for a mild, it is rather short of flavour and a bit thin. Aromas are indistinct. A little malt and a touch of coffee in the flavours, but nothing to write home about. Despite these reservations, it did drink quite nicely which, I guess, is what’s expected of a mild. I prefer the weaker Over The Moon MIld from the same brewery, which has more character in my view. Cask (gravity dispense).
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Evening Star Brighton. A black beer with little aroma of note. The taste is chocolatey but also quite hoppy for a mild. Very drinkable.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Thurrock Beer Festival, 2004.
Dark brown without a head. Static mild which is a little thin (laid back says Silk) but still a solid mild. Dark Star have been on song of late.
SilkTork (5375) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright bottled @ Thurrock Fest. Fresh notes: "Very laid back body - almost non-existant, more like inhaling damp air. Restrained woody notes. Not impressed. Score 2.5" Ah, what a difference a day makes! The body is still light, but now has enough firmness to be noted and acknowledged. And the flavours have settled to come through in a delicate, but very flavoursome manner with soft Belgian chocolate and coffee notes inspiring my mouth. The true joy of this delicate mild was completely missed when just taking a couple of sips while chatting at the Fest. But drinking it now at leisure for breakfast on a sunny morning the full taste comes through. Wonderful!
DanielBrown (4069) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Anchor, Birmingham. Dark Mild. Very rich, smooth, flavoursome beer. One of my favourite Milds, sweet, fresh on the tongue and easy going. Some berry flavour and fudge.