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


on tap


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Traditional dark mild ale, fully hopped and very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43243) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
From cask at Old Fountain. Pours dark brown with a golden redish glare with a small off-white head. Roasted malty and mild fruity. Roasted malty and light fruity hops flavour. Roasted, bitter and fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (33996) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
[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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Casked. Dark brown colour with big creamy off-white head, that stays for long. Aroma is a lot of fruity and flowery hops with some hints of berries and grass. Flavour is fruity hops along with grassyness and some bittering berries. Also a bit of wooden hints in it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (22999) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2008
Cask @ Wenlock Arms. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small off-white head. Hoppy malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty hoppy caramel flavor. Sweet malty and slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
13th March 2008. Dark but hoppy beer. Just a little malt. Hoppy finish. Not too bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20713) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2010 Deep brown in colour., light fruity malt, fruity (lighter than blackcurrent) but very fruity. cask at cloisters ... deep red ...toffee and blackcurrant hop ... big dry hop ... lots of hop resins ... some fruit ... little dry in linger

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Sevel Stars, London</i>
Dark amber color with a creamy head (nitro probably). It has a very nice hop aroma (score between 7 and 8), and the flavor mixes both powerful caramel and hops; there is dark chocolate too. The final is long, with the dark caramel turning into roasted malt and the hop resins as well. And you don’t even notice the low alcohol (maybe only because of the dry and lean mouthfeel at the end). Hop is the key here. Satisfying, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18038) - 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.

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