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Downton Forest Dark

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Brewed by Downton
Style: Mild Ale
Salisbury, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Status uncertain.
Rich coffee flavours and a smooth body are combined with a dark chocolate aroma in this well crafted offering. Challenger hops provide a delicate hop flavour and add body to the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

[ As my rating # 7000 of beers from England on ratebeer ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, roasted, dark chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, dark roasted, light chocolate, salty notes, ash notes, and the nthere is something - i can not put a word one but ?? Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Cask @ The Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is vanilla, Earthy roasted malts. Some chocolate. A bit of nut. The taste is more vanilla. Chocolate shake. Some toast. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 6, 2013
Cask at Waterloo, soton
Mahogany with lacing of tan head. Dark fruits on nose. Malts, chocolate, blackcurrant. Spot on condition, medium bodied. A tasty mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Deep ambery black colour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, mild wood, resin and some nuttyness. Flavouris dark fruits, some roasted notes as well as mild chocolate and wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’12. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a rich mild this, full of roasty dark malts, coffee hints with liquorice and a dry malty bitterness. Keeps the attention throughout. A good decent mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 2/5/2012. Near black with a decent, off-white head. Plain chocolate with a touch of dark fruit sweetness, leading to a gently bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
deep red brown ... thin lacing ..soft dark coffee roast nose... thin body ... light roast ... soft coffee roast ... light malt ... light odd hint of orange

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
Cask at the Hope, Carshalton. It pours very, very dark brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted malt, charcoal, smoke and a hint of sulphur. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, smoke, leather, coffee and liquorice, with a long dry-roasted finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Good balance. A solid mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
The coffee and malt come through nicely in the aroma. Taste is burnt malt, some coffee and chocolate, slightly thin palate with a bit of a twang to it. Head doesn’t last too well. Pretty good beer, very drinkable.

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