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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Cask gravity at 7th Bexley BF. Its a bland slightly malty dark mild. Some choc some spice. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle, from the Local Carlisle, on the train from Inverness to Hereford, 21/10/13. Dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan head. Nose is bready malts, fruity tang, brown bread dough, cardboard, lgiht toffee. Taste comprises bready malt, earthy, light cocoa, toffee, cardboard. Light to medium bodiment, mild finish as prescribed. So so mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9851) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle picked up by dad from Geltsdale Brewery, cheers dad. Consumed at home Wednesday 21.08.13 Dark chestnut brown beer, off-white head. In terms of taste it is nutty, a touch watery in fact it has to be said this is very true to the style. It’s fine but hardly exciting, low bitterness, some caramel, difficult to knock it as it does exactly what it should do, mmhhhh.... maybe its a style I’ve left behind. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (7884) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle from Helgø, Mariero. Pours very dark ruby with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity malty, weak roast. Taste is moderate bitter, red ripe fruits,quite dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Cask (Gravity dispense) at 7th Bexley Beer Festival on 12 April 2012. Dark brown. A light bodied dark mild, tending towards thin, with just a hint of burnt malt. Quite dry. Perfectly acceptable and easy drinking but didn’t make much impact. Probably suffered from being tasted immediately after two excellent dark beers with much more going on. Flagged for re-rate.

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