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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Mild Ale
Horsham, England
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2008 Cask at Reading Beer Festival. Mahogany in colour. Unmistakable Dark Star nose with good dark fruit malts and hop nose. Sweetish in mouth with malts on end and dryish finish 3.5/5.0 Re-rate Cask handpull at The Wenlock. Distinctive Hophead aroma and thenthis fuller malier chocolatey flavour and full mouthfeel. Really enjoyable mild. Citrusy limey hop and choc? Lovely combo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2005
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Ruby colour. Fruity hop aroma. Dry with chewy rounded mouthfeel. Light bodied, yet firm. Grassy with notes of black currant. Lingering resiny/grapefruity bitter finish. An excellent, bitter mild!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3789) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
Gravity at Reading Beer Fest, with Kook, Duff, Chris_o and Joeh. Mid-brown, no head. Fresh, slightly grapefruit Mild, with a sandy malt, bitter finish. Crunchy and tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Brown with a mild hop aroma. Sweet nutty caramel balanced with a decent amount of flowery/grassy hops. Medium bodied, very easy drinking mild. Re-Rate: Hoppier aroma, good session beer but not really a mild IMO. Previously 5/3/7/3/10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Dark reddish brown coloured. Malty and roasty aroma and flavour with plenty of hops all over in perfect balance. A great mild ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2005
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival 2005. Dark reddish colour. Roast malty flavour and a hint of caramel. Rather a hoppy mild, some flowery flavour as well. Very nice, just not quite what I expected.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2005
Straigh from the Cask at The Chesterfield Beer Fest on 04/02/05. (in the "buy 4 Milds get one free" offer). Dark ruby brown colour. Very fruity this mild. Rich deep flavours. A very full taste for the low %. One of the best Milds of the festival :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Cask@Catford Beer festival. What a way to start the beer fest off, with this delicious brew. Toasty dark malts, with a lovely Turkish delight, lychee flavour throughout. Hoppy for a mild, flowery and aromatic, in fact doesn’t really taste like any other mild i’ve had, only 3.8%ABV which is a shock, because theres quite a decent amount of body and flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
Catford Fest. Gravity. Apple and pale malt aroma. Turkish delight rose water and lychee flavours. Stunning! Fragrant, aromatic hops. A wild mild!
Duff now joins the posse and the drinking rate will increase.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2004
Reddish colour - not that dark. Distinctly floral aroma, reminiscent of rose water. Not exactly what you’d expect in a mild, but very appealing. Supple roast malt flavour, with some sweetness. Smooth texture. Finishes quite dry and bitter. Rather hoppy for a mild. Not typical, but impressive. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.


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