ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Wenlock on 10th January 2010. Black with an offwhite head. Deliciously bitter with roasted malts and a dry hoppiness on a textured and engaging mouthfeel. A very bitter, satisfying finish. Intensity of flavour suggests an ABV of 5% yet the mild is only 3.8. Superb!
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
DonMagi (5596) - 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!
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Half pint gravity feed at the Luton Beer Festival, brown with a yellow bubbly head. A brilliantly strong blackberry fruit aroma. Fruity with some caramel malt in the mouth, and smooth. So good!!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Doppelganger (1387) - 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)
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Cask from Blackfriars] Deep, reddish brown with a moderate, tight head. Aroma of toffee, berrys and fresh figs, notes of rosehips, a background flutter of citrus fruit and some floral nuances. Very full bodied for the ABV. with more malt flavours on the palate leading to a dry, fruity finish. Very complex and full bodied for the strength, great stuff.
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Harp, Covent Garden. Dark brown. Nice head. Fresh leafy hops, touch of chocolate malt. Complex, appetizing aroma. Very leafy character with fresh American hop bitterness. Resiny, with tasty chocolate malts - the English make black IPA now? And it’s sessionable?