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


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Regular.
NOTE: Only ratings for the cask version should be posted here. The pasteurised bottle version is listed separately.
A traditional dark mild at 3.6% abv. It has many CAMRA awards to its name and is a well known brand in the free trade. 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, - FEB 19, 2009
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, Hoxton Lovely looking, garnet black with a fine light tan head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee and a hint of smoke. Flavour is molasses, some coffee and even a touch of tar. Mouthfeel is thin and a little disappointing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (517) - - NOV 13, 2014
Very flat. Mildly chocolatey aroma. Beth dark, nearly black. Hardly any head. Bitter tasting, slightly fruity offish taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshRaburn (42) - - NOV 13, 2014
Kind of watery palate; slightly acidic taste but not terrible. The aftertaste is nice, slightly bitter (for a mild) but not too strong, which kind of rescues the beer. Ok but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Very dark brown to black color with a red hue, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, raisins, lightly fruit peel, a touch of wood. Lightly sweet-bitter and quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Cask - Dark sugars, prunes, raisin and dark malts. Deep brown with a thin white head. Gingerbread and some dark fruit. I really like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
Cask (Fitzgerald’s, Sunderland) - Dark brown with red tinges. Raisins and roasted malt in the aroma. Fruity and roasted taste with raisins and cocoa detected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
How: Cask.
Where: Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), 2013.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Hops, malt.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, some caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2013
Dark malty. Not very interesting. Not so enticing I don’t know what what else to say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10771) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5040) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2013
Tap at Cambridge brewhouse, Cambridge. Dark brown color with small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, licorice. Taste, roasted malt, licorice, coffee, light sourness in finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (4887) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a creamy off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet and mild chocolate.
Palate: Thin body. A bit sweet and a light bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild sweet chocolate and coffee.
Overall impression: Tasty beer, although it was a bit thin.
Personal stats: Handpull at Brewery Tap (Oakham) in Peterborough, England.

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