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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Mild Ale
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Traditional dark mild ale, fully hopped and very quaffable.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4204) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Cask at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings. Pitch black with a ring of tan head leaving light lacing on the glass; rich toffee aroma; rather thin and milky in the mouth with bitter chocolate malts and some purple fruit; then a dry finish. A very pleasant, easy drinking, mild.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Cask at CP&K. It pours dark brown, with a ruby tinge and beige head. The nose is floral, perfumed, sweet caramel, green hop and wood. The taste is dry roasted malt, green oily hop, floral, wood, leather, earth and chocolate, with a bitter-dry finish. Thin body and soft carbonation. Decent flavour, but itís just too watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (971) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2011
Cask. Very dark ruby/brown beer, thin head. Really fresh, hop oriented aroma. Sweet citrusfruits, mandarin, peach, slight sticky lemon. Nice malt body with taste of porridge, toast and some roasty chocolate. Slightly raisiny yeast flavor. Slightly sour, slightly bitter and very well balanced flavor. Medium body, slick texture. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Cask Real Ale 0.25L at Angleterre. Mild nose. Pale beige head. Well lasting. Dark reddish colour (rubiney). Fullfilled malty and roasty taste. At the end hoppy bite. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Another top beer from Dark Star. Unlike other milds, it had a huge hoppy character, roast malt and bitter aftertaste. Hints of fruit in it, chocolate. Iíve not drunk a mild like it. Definite a brewery Iíll be hunting out more of.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a clear, ruby-brown with a creamy, tan head. Aroma holds some floral, piney hops. Lightly roasted malt flavor, lightly sweet, some toasty bread, floral bitterness, a little soap, plenty of earth. Light in body with soft carbonation. Finishes a little dry, some stickiness, mild wood, grass and floral hops some more. Pretty nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
On tap at the Harp. Pours a clear brown, with a small beige head. Thin, not as malty as i thought it would be, slight piney hop, caramel and toffee

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2010
(Cask at The Harp, London) For a Mild this beer had quite strong hoppiness. The hops did fit in and made drinking this beer quite a pleasant experience. During the aftertaste the hops faded out and gave room to bit roasty maltiness and medium bitterness. Another nice brew from Dark Star.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
@ Harp, Covent Garden. Dark brown. Nice head. Fresh leafy hops, touch of chocolate malt. Complex, appetizing aroma. Very leafy character with fresh American hop bitterness. Resiny, with tasty chocolate malts - the English make black IPA now? And itís sessionable?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Cask @ Harp, London. Dark reddish-brown with frothy cask head. Big complex aroma. Hops upfront and in the depths are rich dark malts. Sweetness throughout is perfectly balanced by the hops. Chug chug. Excellent palate. Seems thin at first so the complexity is subtle and quite astounding. Very nice.


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