Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried at the fox and hounds Heacham. Colour black with a thin off white head. Light roasted malt and stewed fruit aroma and taste.
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull at The Wenlock. Very dark brown, like dark cola, lasting beige head. Decent dark mild, bit of smoke, some dark fruit, some dark choc. Not much hop presence. Bit of sparkle in there. It’s good. Very good dark fruit. Extremely tasty.
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Exploded upon opening and was very lively when poured.Quite malty and slightly sulphuric. Nice to come across a bottled mild. Apart from the opening explosive event this was quite nice.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Fat Cat, Sheffield 07/04/2007
Burnt roast aroma. Dark and smooth on the palate. Slightly fruity. Some dryness and bitterness in a crisp burnt roast finish.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A black coloured mildwith a real russet hue and a beige coloured head. The aroma is dry with roasted malts. The taste is burn and smoky. A decent amount of fruitiness also. An oily character. Nice.
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. Dark brown to black with volcanic malty head. I lost a third of the bottle by the time the beer had settled down, it had been stood still for a couple of weeks, so presumably its all additional fermentation occuring. Never mind, because it didn’t taste so great anyhow, there was a roughish tarry note overwhelming some fruitiness a harsh tobacco ash flavour, quite unrefined. How I wish I could have had the cask version.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (handpump) at the Carlton Arms, Cambridge, May 2006. Garnet colour. Rather pale for a mild. Light coffee aroma. Slightly bitter and faintly acidic on the palate. Ashy, dry mouthfeel. Not entirely successful.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Cask at The Carlton Arms during the afternoon break at Cambridge Beer Festival 2006. Dark ruby coloured mild. Smoky, slightly ashy mild with a bit of roast but a sharp spoiled fruit taste.
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 Dark brown beer with reddish tints and a weak white head.The nose is light, sweet caramel and toasted malt. The taste is weak, sweet with some dry toasted malt. the finish is dry. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk)
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with brown tints and no head. Aromas are earthy sweet roasr coffee with Ovaltine malt and some berries. Flavours are light roast malts with berries, chocolate and pleasant floral notes. Has some peat smokiness. Oily on the palate. Very tasty for its strength.