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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice mild.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer festival í08. 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2010
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 18/02/2006 Slightly fruity aroma. Dark a little rich on the palate and fruity with citrus and berry flavours. A hint of bitterness and dryness in a lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense), Cambridge Beer Festival, May 2006. Intriguing name. Presumably a winter beer thatís been given some ageing - Iíve seen a few beers given that treatment at Cambridge Beer Festival before. One of those beers that hovers around in stout/porter/mild territory without falling clearly into any of those styles. Iím no style freak so thatís not a problem for me. Not actually that dark in colour. More a very dark mahogany colour. A little creamy malt and Ovaltine in the aroma. Sweetish palate with more biscuity malt notes and maybe a touch of chocolate. Very smooth and mellow. Some elements remind me of a milk stout, but stout lovers would no doubt say its a bit thin, so Iím calling it a strong mild. Intriguing but maybe just a little sedate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7251) - 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 didnít 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 Iím 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

3.8
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Black & Gold beer festival, the Gryphon, Bristol 2/9/2012. Near black with a slight tan head. Dark chocolate and black coffee aroma with a touch of berry sweetness. Full bodied mouth feel, with more chocolate and fruit flavours, leading to a soft finish. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - 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.


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