Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Cooper coloured, with a white speckled head. Dissipating. Certainly some reddish colour as well. Unusual style of a beer for a mild, however this has been verified with Rob Jones the owner/brewer at Dark Star and it certainly is a mild according to him. The flavour starts with a soft malty, caramel opening, the more traditional ‘Mild’ like flavours, only to finish with a moderate-big bitter kicker. I’ve certainly had bitters more mild then this. Tradition light mild is the consensus from the very learned drinking community at the Wenlock today at lunch.
imdownthepub (10870) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned at The Evening Star, Brighton.
Dark brown, red, thin malty head. A good stab this at producing a flavourfull mild. Strong maltiness with a fruity (Plum?) overtone. Easy drinking, plenty of body.