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Hanby Black Magic Mild

Formerly brewed at Wem (prev Hanby)
Style: Mild Ale
Wem, Shrewsbury, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
Our champion mild. Dry, malty and dark mild. Superb head retention and full of character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
Cask (Ealing BF2008)
Classic dark mild appearance. Slight sour brown aroma. Tangy taste. Sharp esters. Slight chocolatey finish - burnt edges but also sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Cask handpull at Phoenix, Canterbury. Deep chestnut, lasting thin beige head. Some decent malts, some dark fruits. Nice malts, almost whisky-ish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2006
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask Stillage at the RUFC, Chester 15/05/2003 Amber coloured and very fruity. Slightly sour flavour. Some dryness in a lasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
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.

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