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


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Occasional - most recently as monthly special for May 2011.
A beer from a less well known mild tradition for strength with soft flavours and gentle hops. Mashed with 100% mild ale spring barley malt and then with Golding hops in the copper give the restrained bitterness.

wunderbier's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, - AUG 6, 2011
{thoughts} Assertively malty and rich without cloying, though the floral finish feels too light and out of place in this setting.

{elements} Hazy, dark brown hue; firm, light tan froth. Toffee and dark bread malts with notes of chocolate, plums and licorice. Instant, firm, mouth-coating malt sweetness complemented by mildly acidic stone fruit flavors and ending with a soft bitterness and lingering floral and bready aftertaste. Creamy texture, low carbonation, medium body. 50 cl real ale @ O’Connell’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1456) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 24, 2015
On tap @Bir&Fud (Rome). Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, dried fruit, coffee, a bit dusty. Flavour is medium sweet with a bitter end, some astringency. Medium body, light carbonation. Rich and complex despite the style. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (993) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 1, 2015
On tap at Bir&Fud Rome-Italy (I think handpump but not sure). Pors dark amber with reddish highlights, clear with a tick medium ivory brownish head. Nose: dry fruit, nuts, dust. Some coffee background. Mouth: a rich mild beer, nuts, burnt malts, astringent end. Very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6489) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Cask at Tap East after velodrome session. Nice but brown / ruby red coloured pour with a lasting cream coloured head. Aroma is nice Moorish fruit and nuts, dried raisin, red berry, rum, little vanilla. Flavour is layered nutty, caramel, raisin, varnish. Little solvent on the tongue. Solid flavoursome mild. Palate is medium sweet, medium bodied with low to average cask condition. Enjoyable mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Birronauta (8) - San Severino Marche, ITALY - JUL 8, 2015 does not count
Brown colour. Roasty malts, a little bit of coffee and caramel with a hint of vanilla. Hoppy and fruits. Low bitterness and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Cask at the Grove Inn, Huddersfield. Dark copper/brown. Lasting foamy head. Light fruity aroma. Opens with thin malts, widens into smoky and earthy flavours, twiggy hops, dark fruits, phenolic notes. Does taste suitably old fashioned. Some flavours could be interpreted as off but I think it’s all deliberate. Good mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours dark ruby brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of red fruits, caramel, chocolate. Taste is rich chocolate, red fruits, nutty too. Fruity, but dry finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 16/06/14. Mahogany brown with reddish hues and moderate light tan edgework. Nose is malty, nutty, dark fruit rind, tobacco, light cocoa. Taste comprises fruit loaf, earthy rinse, more tobacco, dark fruit peel, faint tea leaves. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Ok mild, plenty of flavour for the style but so it should at 6%!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2520) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Dark amber colour decent white head lacing. Aroma is fruity cake some chocolate. Taste is good malt back bone dark fruits choc good bitterness. Nice body. Great mild this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2576) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask at The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex. An amber/red coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, fruity, malty, caramel, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - dark amber to chestnut with lovely red chinks. Nice creamy head - perfect. Nose - biscuits caramel and liquorice. Taste - chocolate caramel biscuits with a hint of spice. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a balanced dry finish. Overall - great stuff though I’d say this was an ESB rather than a Mild

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