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Brewed by George Wright
Style: Mild Ale
St Helens, England
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Previously 4.7% as Winter Ale.
A very dark premium ale, smooth & creamy leaving a long malty sweet taste.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Sweet black malt, lightly grainy mouthfeel, this big lemon and limke fruity character comes in and your like whats going on. A very interesting and different beer!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 15, 2009
Cask in Manchester. Very dark, off-white head. On the sweet side, I get milk chocolate associations. Just a hint of smoke, lacks a proper roasted malt edge. Or an edge of anything, really.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
Cask, Lion, Liverpool. Red tinged dark brown with a v thin tan head. Dark chocolate malt aroma with a hint of fruit. Ever so slightly on the thin side and not a huge amount in the finish, but these are minor quibbles, as this is certainly not lacking in appeal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Cask at Bow bar edinburgh ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... light roastb nose but its very slight ... very smooth roast ... nice light hop background ... not as rich as id like but still very drinakble.

TK2 oh so fruity rich roast malts so lovely 4.0 -> 4.2 ...

TK3 Cloisters ... deep black .. nice tan head ... great soft roast malts ... smooth silky ... all i could want in a cask stout. 4.2 cask at cloisters ... deep red brown ... deep sweet malt roast ... nice soft and easy 4.0

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Cask, Banbury Beer Festival. Deep brown, lots of frothy tan head. Warm old-fashioned chocolate candy aroma, delicate citrus and passionfruit hops. dark earthy sweetness, viney licorice mouthcoating finish, lingering citrus. Wow! My first of the festival, and in the end, my favorite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7013) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 Cask at Banbury Beer Festival 08-05-08 Pours very, dark brown with a thin off white head. deliciously hoppy on the nose and mouth, quite indulgent for a mild, bags of flavour great interplay between the hops and chocolate roasty malts, very good. A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6 Had this again on Cask (Gravity) at Charlbury Beer festival 04-07-09 Pours black with a tiny rim of bubbles at the outset that didn’t hang around for long. Chocolate and malty aroma with fruit. Taste is stunning, great fruitiness, its sweet but it carries this sweetness off very well indeed. I cannot determine what the fruit is that I’m getting but its very nice. Hops, chocolate and good maltiness finish off proceedings, tied for best beer of the day around our table with the Millstone True Grit. A8 A4 F8 P5 Ov16 4.1

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Coventry BF. A black coloured beer with some off-white wisps of head. The aroma is hoppy but with some sweet notes, possibly oatmeal? The taste has some herbals notes. Mint and rosemary. Marshmallows on a toasting fork. A fruity interesting beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer festival ’08. Dark brown red beer with white head. This was an absolute belter on the Satrday of this festival, rich and fruity, full of blackberry notes, smooth as silk, touches of sweetness and malty biscuit, but so well developed. I loved it and my beer of this festival.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
Cask, gravity dispense, at 5th Globe Beer Festival, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Very dark red brown with a small off white head. Oddly delicate berry fruit aroma. Punchier taste with ash, dates and sundry other dark fruits, Smooth and unusual. Liked this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 A Mes rate: Gravicask at Coventry Beer Festival.
Lovely inviting red brown colour. Excellent aroma of raspberry and blackberry with delicate malt and hops. Awesome sweet fruity malt flavour with some gorgeous bitter hops on the finish. Jolly good indeed.


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