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Brewed by Grainstore (Davises Brewing Co)
Style: Mild Ale
Oakham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A refreshing well balanced dark mild, whose chocolate and fruity flavours compliment its roasted long bitter finish. Primed using a combination of rich dark sugars, this beer is a taste sensation.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2127) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Gravity cask at the 2016 Leicester Beer Festival. Dark brown with only a suggestion of head. Small amount of visible carbonation. Red berry, hazelnut and cola in the aroma. Nice but predictable. Taste is better: sweet but with a gentle roasted malt quality. Sweet Ovaltine finish. Fuller body than most milds. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (3109) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
500ml, bruin tot zwart, met minimale beige kraag. aroma van mout, geroosterde mout, chocolade, vanille, graan. smaken van chocolade, hopjesvla, mout, dun, licht zuur, vanille, desert, lichte koffie, poeder cacao, bruine suiker, aardig maar ook niet meer dan dat.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gentle_Ben (39) - Rutland, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Classic mild. Lots of malty flavours but as per all Grainstore beers no hops to speak of. Relatively pleasant as a session beer but too thin for the style and I would not go out of my way to drink this again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MustangMarkF (239) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
500ml Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate and has a fruity and caramel taste- very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13525) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to Benzai - Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of cocoa, dark sugar and touch of dry liquid smoke - lighter bodied. Pretty good for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Cask at Grainstore Brewery, Oakham. Pours dark ruby with light tan head. Initial sour, then smokiness, then thin wishy wash. More dry smoke, some dark fruit. Good then, average, then good. In and out like a fiddler’s elbow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (433) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
good stuff. travelled a long way to sample it. worthwhile, and another county closer to gold!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
canddw (91) - - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby beer with foam head and light fizzy carbonation. Nose is chocolate, iron, yeast, smoke, nuts, earth. Taste is earthy, hay, chocolate with a tangy, smokey finish. palate is a little watery but otherwise pleasant. A simple but nice beer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Clear brilliant dark reddish brown colour, dissipating white head. Malty aroma, lots of caramel. Sweet malty flavour, caramel. Quite thin. Finish caramel.
(from 50cL bottle @ home)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1021) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Clear, dark ruby beer with a reasonable, bubbly beige head. Aroma is of fruit and chocolate and the flavour has some of that as well though it’s tempered by some lighter, tangy fruit flavours (some apple in there, maybe, as well as a touch of citrus) to balance it out. You could very easily session this at that strength as it’s really quite tasty.


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