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Geltsdale Black Dub

Formerly brewed at Geltsdale
Style: Mild Ale
Brampton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask & bottle; Regular.

A delicious dark and malty mild ale, easy to drink and smoothly bittered with Fuggles & Challenger hops.
Black Dub is a remote part of Geltsdale between Castle Carrock and Hornsby Gate. Dub or ’Dudgh’ is a Celtic word meaning a dark & marshy area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1595) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2011
Tasted this mild at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black in colour with a poor, thin buff head. Slight note of dry currants and roast grain in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and very poor lacing. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with strong ribena fruit note of blackcurrants full in the mouth. Traditional dusty hop flavour gives a dry prickle in the short aftertaste. Finish is rather dry and bitter with woody blackcurrant notes present. An interesting mild and worth seeking out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Cask@Criterion, Leicester. Pitch black beer with a light head, the aroma is lightly malty and yeasty, and the flavour is mildly bitter and roasted. Overall a reasonable mildly roasted and bitter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 23, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Cask at troon beer fest 07. Alround : Roasty, chocolate malts, biscuity malt character, alround vinous hints, a decent wee mild.

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