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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2008
cask pints at Gallows Bird Espoo 220808 reddish dark brown tasty roasted malts bit chocolate hops dryish nice session beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Clear reddish brown with medium beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, caramel and hoppy notes. Sweet and hoppy flavor with caramel and roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2008
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 9 July 2008) Dark brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dark fruit, prunes, black-currant and spicy hops. Malty taste with dark fruit, prunes, chocolate and spicy hops. Very tasty mild with a nice hoppy touch. Nice one!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (020508)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
Cask @ The Wenlock Arms, London.
Pours deep redish mahogany brown. A super-fine, staying, creamy off-white head on top. Aroma is soft, sweet caramel, some chocolate and light hops. Very low carbonation - fitting the beer nicely. Flavour is great, softly roasted, light doughy, sweet chocolate and subdued hops. A good mild.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Coventry BF. A dark dark brown coloured beer verging on ruby. The aroma is really hoppy together with chocolate and caramel. The taste is delicious. Great hops together with lovely fruits and chocolate. Real quality this.Score 4.0
Subsequent ratings scored 3.9 and 4.1. Average unaltered

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Covfest ’08. Mild?? Didn’t drink like one. Stouty with ruby tints. VERY blackcurranty opening dominates with big fruity hops, lemon, vanilla, smooth chocolate, long biscuity finish. Crisp, zinging and good. Classic festival-opener.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6379) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
On gravity at the London Drinker festival 12/3/08. Near black with a slight tan head. Aroma of black fruit, chocolate and roasted malt with some citrus hops. Flavour of caramel with some fruit and a decent dry finish. Very good, but I preferred the Oakleaf and Brewdog milds more at the same festival.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5382) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2008
Draught at Pullman Bar, Helsinki- Very dark brown in colour with red tinges and a small head. Citrus fruits in the aroma with grapefruit and lemon sticking out along with some chocolate. Chocolate and caramel in the taste with the aftertaste being strange but enjoyable with a hint of lemon, ginger and vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Gravity cask at the Battersea Beer Festival, 8th Feb 2008. Deep chestnut in colour with a line of head. Light caramel aroma. Suprisingly hoppy for a mild with a long hoppy finish. Smooth mouthfeel though. Rather schizophrenic all in all.


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