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


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1198) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Apperance; Dark brown with a lightbrown head. Aroma; sweet, roasted malt, caramel and some dark chocolate. Flavor; roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaxiDriver (1576) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. The aroma is very malty, sticky and sweet. The head is small, very creamy and dark white to beige with a rather short duration. The body is nearly black. The taste is light bitter and dry in the mouh, reminds me a little bit of licorice. The finish is long, mild and light bitter. The body is light to medium strong and dry-creamy without much carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2009
[Bottle, gift from my wife - thanks!] Black with ruby hints and a large beige head. Moderate carbonation, a little too much for the style. Dry, vinous aroma. Initial taste smokey, followed by sweet wine/port. Develops into slight sourness before a quite dry and slightly bitter finish. Good mild this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle [Courtesy of Paul, thanks buddy for bring this excellent stuff] Average beige bubbly head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Light brown like color. Aroma of roasted malt, fruity notes and light wood or smoke like notes as well. Over the palate I picked up chocolate as well. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor. Light chocolate like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10933) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2009
from crackedkettle.com - pours a very dark brown colour under a beige and persistent foam, beautiful lace; charming biscuity maltiness with light nutty notes; rounded mouthfeel with a light to medium malt backbone; nice malty reminiscence with more biscuity notes in the finish; decent bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5397) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2009
50cl bottle from Tesco, Stevenage.Dark tawny brown with a loose tan head; earthy malt aroma with some red fruit; milky mouthfeel, rather like a coffee milkshake; dry and nutty finish. A smooth and pleasant mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2009
An almost black colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of roasted malts, some coffee and dark fruits. The taste of coffee with roasted malts and fruits like dates. It’s bitter and dry. The aftertaste is in a pleasent way dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear reddish brown with a rough beige head. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, sweetish accents of hard roasted malt, a little vanilla and dark chocolate. Perhaps a whiff of coffee also. 190209

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 26, 2009
Botella. Clear deep dark brown colour. Chocolate coffee soft roasty aroma. Rather thin mouthfeel. Bit smoked chocolate and coffee roasty malty flavour. Bit thin but pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (31475) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2009
Bottled. A chestnut brown beer with tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and some butter. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel as well as some coffee and chocolate, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

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