Brewed by Elgoods
Style: Mild Ale
Wisbech, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Pasteurised bottle. Also available on keg as Old Smoothie Mild.
NOTE: Ratings for the cask version should not be posted here; it has a separate listing.
A traditional dark mild at 3.6% abv. The beer is well balanced with a full roast flavour. The use of Crystal malt and Roast Barley give a deep underlying characteristic flavour, which is balanced with Fuggles hops as the sole variety.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
In bottle. Very dark brown ale with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and toffee. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee grounds and caramel. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty roasted caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Pretty much looks like coke with a thin to medium light brown / grey head. Aroma of roasted malt, tobacco, coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, little chocolate with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4129) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Feb 2008, drank April 2007. Very surprised to see this in bottle form, and in London, so I bought two bottles. Poured into a pint ’ Old Speckled Hen’ vase type glass. The beer looked fantastic, deep ruby black with a fine biege head of foam. The aroma is of roasted and toasted malts, they overpower anything and everything else that may be trying to get into the air. The taste is fine, again the burnt malt flavours take over. This isn’t delicate, this is a proud dark mild. Sadly the mouthfel lets it down somewhat, not watery, but not as lasting or powerful as you would expect from the initial taste. Glad I found it in bottle form, I must have a cask one again soon. One of the best dark milds around in the UK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear, red-brown with a medium, creamy tan head. Some lightly toasted cocoa in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, some sweet, dark bread, faint roast and cocoa. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Lightly dry to finish, some mild ash and tobacco, light roast and cocoa, hints of burnt sugar. It’s alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2181) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
A good example of a true english mild. Excelent rosted malt flavour coming true in a smooth slightly sweet way. Careful hopping adds a little fruity edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Dark brown pour with red sparkles of light. Small tan head that slowly fades leaving behind it a small amount of lacing. Dates, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, coffee and malt aromas. A bit more roasty in the mouth than I would have thought, but good. A milky smooth mouthfeel. An acrid bitterness that is like putting coins in the mouth, but not overly so. Decent drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
[330ml bottle] Deep reddish brown with a thin head from the bottle. Roasty, with a touch of caramel malt on the aroma. The palate is reasonably rich for a mild – good toasty bitterness and a dark molasses aftertaste – some coffee in there. It’s almost like a shandy version of Theakston’s Old Peculier. Really rather good [26042009]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2011
At a tasting in "Sar Hamashkaot" in Ramat Gan, thanks tomer, bottle, pours reddish brown color with a small very light brown head, smoked, malt and sweetish aroma, smoked and bitter taste, dry aftertaste, medium body, not flows so much, overall a good Mild ale beer with a pretty good aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2011
A - Smoky coffee and quite malty A - Dark with thin cream coloured head T - Sour with burnt bitter P - Medium at best and soft O - Ehhhhh......

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