Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (real ale), from some rural gas station in Cumbria, probably with some cows nearby. Dark brown body. The aroma has some chocolately fudge and light nuttiness. Slightly creamy character, again nutty and fudgey. A simple mild, but a tasty one.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beautiful black, scant head. Luscious cocoa and roasted nuts in the aroma. Palate has soft but lively carbonation. Would benefit from the softer mouthfeel a cask would give. The body is light and mild, and the flavors too rich to call it thin. The flavors are lovely, including rich chocolate, and the roast lingers on the tongue. Very nice.
leaparsons (7667) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Dark brown with a thin head. Aromas are coffee, chocolate and liquorice with peat. Dark berries with molasses and floral. Flavours are chocolate and coffee malts with yeast and spritzy yeast. Earthy hops with a dark chocolate bitterness finish. A decent mild.
RichardW (1336) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, King’s Head, Carlisle. The most consistent of their beers and a fine dark mild. Lovely smooth mouthfeel, with hints of blackberrry. Slightly roast flavour and some caramel. Served through sparkler, so given a nice creamy, off-white head.. Pleasant deep ruby to black appearance.
downender (5842) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 23/11/08. Very dark brown with no head. Roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Flavour had some prunes to start with a hint of caramel, before a light, dry finish. easy drinking.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, Alloa BF 07. Burnt mild notes in the nose, quite thin in the mouth with more burnt fruity textures with some woody notes. Bit too inoffensive and flimsy.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at troon beer fest 07... Deep fruity malts ; sweet fruity slightly meaty roast malts ... rich fruity malts. Unusualy for a mild i think this could do with more body and a bit higher strength. Its nice but could do with a bit more punch.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at troon beer fest 07. Alround : Roasty, chocolate malts, biscuity malt character, alround vinous hints, a decent wee mild.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Handpump at the New Oxford, Salford 16/03/2007
Dark coloured and smooth on the palate. Some dryness and bitterness. A little roast flavour in a crisp finish.