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Dunham Massey Chocolate Cherry Mild

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Brewed by Dunham Massey
Style: Mild Ale
Altrincham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Multi-award winning speciality beer with all the class of Dunham Dark, with a dry hint of cherry that cuts through the malt flavours.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
martynhall20 (15) - Hounslow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Very dark reddish brown, almost black. Lots of yeast sediment. Large light tan head, big bubbles. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate. Not picking up cherry in the aroma, but its strong in the taste. Sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Aftertaste lingers and leaves the mouth feeling very dry and claggy.Drinkable, but distinctly average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Thank you Meghan for bringing back a bottle from your overseas trip. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-dark red color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and then leaving a decent amount of speckled lacing. The smell had a super sweet cherry in front of some dried dark chocolate. The taste took the sweet cherry and dark chocolate to combine and added a slight tart element to it. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. There was a mild soft carbonation about it to allow a smooth texture about it. Overall, good mild ale that I could down again, nothing over the top.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask conditioned at Birmingham Beer Fest ’13. Dark copper with white head. Overbearingly sweet with a bubblegum type cherry flavour. I really struggled with this one, finished off by Sandra who enjoyed it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (6314) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
Cask @ Bree Louise, London. Pours reddish brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, cocoa, cherry. Flavor is malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, cherries. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 180913

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
August 28, 2013 - hand-pull cask at Bree Louise. Clear ruby with a tiny beige head. Medicinal fake cherry aroma, some roast. Yay mate less unpleasant but ugly aftertaste. Light, still, slick, quick finishing with That ugly aftertaste. Pass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1485) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Pours a rich dark ruby colour, taste is obvoiusly of chocolate leading on to cherry, lovely palate, a beer I would gladly have more of

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
Poured a reddish dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of caramel malt and the cherry. Medium body, the flavour is dominated by a chemical cherry, not very well balanced.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
500ml bottle. Bit of a gusher this one. Ends up a dark brown with lots of head. Cherry really dominates the aroma and even though it smells a bit artificial I’d rather have it there and in-your-face than not at all. Only the faintest hints of powdery chocolate peep through though. It’s quite oily and slick on the tongue with a harsh, ashy, earthy roastiness. There’s also some cherry squeezed very thinly around the edges. This wasn’t very good, but I suspect it would improve a bit on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5729) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2012
Sample at the crown and anchor, Manchester. Decent creamy white head. Clear black pour. Nice cherry taste. Interesting brew .

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (967) - ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Cask at Great British Beer Festival. Dark brown with ruby halo. Light tan head. Amazing aroma of sweet cherry laden chocolate. Wow. Vanilla too. Could sniff this all day. However, it's made to be drunk so into the mouth it goes. A bit thin, but there's a cherry taste - like those cherry sweets. And a slight chocolate taste too. Not bad really. Drinkable and novel. Finishes with a dry, pleasant bitter.


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