Brewed by Fuller’s
Style: Mild Ale
London, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Originally regular. Relegated to a principally Spring seasonal since production moved to Fullers early 2006. Has also been available bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Floor malted Maris Otter pale ale malt, black malt and Crystal malt; Fuggles, Goldings and Challenger hops.
Full-bodied premium mild ale brewed to 4.8% ABV with a careful blend of malt and hops for a complex, moreish character that has won this famous ale many awards. The palate is rich with blackcurrant, raisins and raspberry, with citrus notes in the finish.

DavefromChicago's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2003
A mild ale - its as black as stout. Nice aroma, with a balance of subtle hops, bready yeast, dried fruit and roasted malt - spicy, vanilla, cooked apples, etc. Creamy tan head, slowly subsiding, leaving a 1/8 inch ring. Flavor is more subdued with some sourness, pronounced yeast character, coffee-like dark malt, and some earthiness. Finish is a little bitter, a little dry. Could have a richer flavor but decent, with excellent aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4195) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2012
Cask at the Royal Oak, Borough. Deep red-brown with a clingy off-white head, and chocolate & wine on the nose. Full & rich bodied, with tart red fruit, roast malt and hints of coffee and dry plain chocolate. Dry bitter-choc finish with grassy hops, and touches of grapefruit bitterness and tobacco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12131) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
Cask @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours a lovely dark ruby red with a fine, staying, small, creamy, beige head. Aroma is rather sweet, light berries, chocolate, caramel and a hint of butterscotch. Medium carbonation, great dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lovely dark chocolate, fine dryness, liqourice, quite malty and full-feeling. Great grainy, malty bitterness and dryness in the finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4455) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
Draught at Charlies Pub as World Cup Festival 2010. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium body. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Near black with a tiny beige fluffy head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel notes. Flavour had hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, hops and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Tar like black pour in glass. Nose and mouth is sweet fruit, light brown sugar. Rated 5/17/04

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2010
At Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Cask, 270410. Brown with small head. Aroma of coffee and fruit. Flavor is sweet fruit, some notes of figs and roasted malt

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2010
Cask at Cockney Pub. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk red-amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Some raisin and chocolate notes. Average light bitter finish. Almst oily palate. not impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2010
Cask at Cockney Pub. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are caramel, licorice and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40827) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
From cask at Charlies. Pours deep brown with a reddish glare and a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt. Malty, roasted and overripe fruity flavoured. Liqourice and mollases. Roasted malty and bitter into a medium dry finish. Lasting roasted malty and sweet molasses flavoured finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2009
6th August 2008. On tap at GBBF. Opaque brown beer. Smooth silky - slightly sour fruit. Not bitter. Lovely flavour profile and goes down a treat. Silky until the end.

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