DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding! Aroma is lychee, orange peel, parma violets, hint of pink grapefruit, all of which should not be here. Taste has a decent malt base ontop of which all the citrusy goodness from the aroma hits you. The best cask ale iv probably ever had, and i cellared the fucker!
Rune (8944) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
We enjoyed our last evening in Ipswich at the splendid pub Dove Street Inn (one of the best real ale pubs we have seen in England - great range of interesting and well kept ales, good food and friendly staff and guests).
Ruby in colour topped by only a small layer of foam. Nice lacing. Inviting hoppy to the nose. well balanced flavour of roasted malt and caramel. A good touch of hop bitterness in the aftertaste (23.09.2006).
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Dove Street Inn Ipswich 23 Sep 06. Deep red coloured. A small white head. A strong fruity and hoppy aroma. Rich fruity flavour leading to a loooong finish with some dry bitterness little by little. A top beer. Definitely my best mild so far.
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Rake, London. Dark brown colour with a minimal beige head. Dark fruits aroma-raisins and plums. Flavours are quite bitter though with good fruitiness. Light-bodied and smooth. A rather complex mild.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Rating update: again at FFtMC. Man this was in top shape tonight. All the things noted in the previous ratings, but also noticing a slightly sour woodiness that is deeply satisfying, and a nice toasty brown malt finish. Grapefruit rind hops are wonderful, but don’t try to steal the show from the sticky malt goodness. More decadent that most beers 2x the strength. Yum! (Cask at the Far From The Madding Crowd Autumn Ale Festival. Deep ruddy brown with a little dirty white head. Really pleasant blend of deep earthy, dark bread malts and warm orange marmalade. Soft malt flavor with a touch of roast. Significant hop flavor but fairly low bitterness. Nice heft to the mouthfeel, but still dangerously drinkable. Probably a bit of a stretch to call something with this much hop flavor a mild, but it really is a nice pint. 7/3/7/4 16)
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Merton Beer Festival July 7th, 8th 2006. Looking more like a dark bitter than a traditional mild this beer poured a reddy brown colour. Great big dollops of citrusy fruitiness zapped out with more restraint shown by the malts and an ever present sweetness. This was by some distance my favourite mild here but it wasn’t typical of its style and was pushing more towards a bitter nonetheless a beer of great character.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the Boundary, Audenshaw 19/06/2003
Mid brown colour with a reddish hue. Citrus flavours and a lasting hop finish.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2004] A red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol, while the flavor is of roasted malt, caramel, and alcohol. I wonder how alcohol can be so present in such a low ABV beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask @ Brazen Head. I’ve never been fan of Dark Star, even the Dead tune is over rated. Anyway, this stuff although smooth, tastes like dishrag or a wet sponge. Hoppy though with some creaminess, it’s still not worth drinking.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on cask at the cask head fest, brazen head - brooklyn. dark copper/garnet color, little to no head. light hop aroma. light carbonation. light malt flavor, slightly sweet. clean finish.