FatPhil (9624) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Ealing BF2008)
Classic dark mild appearance. Slight sour brown aroma. Tangy taste. Sharp esters. Slight chocolatey finish - burnt edges but also sweet.
harrisoni (14139) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask handpull at Phoenix, Canterbury. Deep chestnut, lasting thin beige head. Some decent malts, some dark fruits. Nice malts, almost whisky-ish. Fine.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 Judges. Aroma is biscuty, hints of sweet roasted barley, and light notes of chocolate. Taste is similar just full of malt buit balanced and very dirnkable.
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Hillgrove Porter Stores, Bristol 5/6/07. Near black with a red tinge and slight head. Aroma of dark fruit and chocolate. Light mouth feel with fruit flavours and a dry finish. Easy drinking.
DanielBrown (3925) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Sweet, slightly cakey Mild. Thin, but with a pleasant flavour. This is a classic Mild according to the style, but I still prefer mine a bit thicker!
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Stillage at the RUFC, Chester 15/05/2003
Amber coloured and very fruity. Slightly sour flavour. Some dryness in a lasting finish.
imdownthepub (10654) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned at The Dun Cow, Hornton, Oxon. Dark with ruby hue, tan whispy head. For a good looking beer this is disappointingly thin with a damp fungal yeasty note. Hard piney flavourwith a grainy damp backtaste. Not a beer for me.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Lichfield Winter Beer Festival 2005: looked a little scummy on top, settled down to a deep brown, damp wood and old coffee grounds in the aroma, bit of sawdust to the flavour. Looked wrong, smelled strange, tasted thin, not too appealing.
SilkTork (5277) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright bottled from London Drinker Festival. 48 hours ago. Reddy brown colour. No head. Attractive malty dark aroma, leaning into staleness like vintage beers. Aggressively hopped for a mild, with a roasty dark malt character underneath struggling against the assertive hops. Coffee and chocolate notes come through. Mostly dry, though some juiciness comes through early in the finish, then vanishes just before the end to leave a dusty bitterness in the mouth as through chewing tree bark. A little thin bodied for all the aggression and darkness. Just a bit too harsh for a mild - more like a thin dry stout. It's not bad, just the flavour profile is not to my taste.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice mild. Slightly more alcohol than the norm. Sumptuous dark oak colour. Chocolate and coffee in the aroma and flavour. Very smooth mouthfeel. A little more hop bite than expected on the finish. I could certainly sinks a few of these. Cask (gravity), London Drinker beer festival.