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Hardknott Colonial Mayhem

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Brewed by Hardknott
Style: Mild Ale
Millom, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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So, you’re a craft brewer who makes well-respected, highly flavoured beer. Your American brewer friend from Oregon, comes across the pond to visit. He’s the only craft brewer in America who puts ALL of his beer in casks. He says he’d like to make a beer with you. He loves British beer but also says he wants to brew a Mild. What’s a brewer to do? Super it up to 8.1%, throw in some juicy New Zealand hops and invent the Colonial Mild, that’s what.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - dark brown but still bright. Tiny head. Nose - dark fruit that’s tangy. Like blackcurrant or black cherry jam. Then there’s caramel and biscuit, with a nod to liquorice. Taste - all of the same again, with blackcurrant melded into toffee and biscuits. Palate - full bodied with a big tangy texture and a finish that is sweet and sour yet bitter. Overall - a lovely drinking experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4221) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2014
330ml bottle shared with AshtonMcCobb. Pours clear dark brown, thin off-white head. Big juicy fruit aromas, blackcurrant, caramel, toffee. Taste is more of the same, good bitterness, sweet toffee. Medium body long finish. Lovely. Just how a mild should be!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Bronze and full bodied. Lovely combination of hops with malts in the background. Very deceptive as it was so easy to drink then you realise its strength. An experiment that payed off. Easily the best mild I have ever tried.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Dark red. Very nearly a film of head. Light toffee. Butterscotch. Dried fruit. A little herby spiciness. Taste is light dry, with a chewy, brown sugar sweet background. Soft, slick and smooth palate. A little oiliness maybe, which, for me, is the only evidence of the presence of NZ hops? Very sticky. Finishes with more stickiness, and a light, dry bitterness. Not my favourite style, but I found this very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Store. Poured a hazy deep ruby colour, with a dense, off white head. Aroma of black cherries, port, grapes and a slight medicinal note. Malty flavours; some red currant and grassy hop bitterness. Finish was dark rum, molasses and straw.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2531) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from Open All Hours Keswick. A black-brown beer with very rich, sweet red fruity notes, liquorice and chocolate flavours with vanilla hints on the creamy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Sour mash nose with plenty of hop spice coming through. Flavour is deeply vinous with a strong malty sweetness - golden syrup, treacle, this sort of thing. Finish has a good underpinning bitterness but this one is slightly out of balance with a bit too much sweet malt making it ever so slightly cloying. Nevertheless, a pleasant enough drop.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle @ il pretesto. It pours brown with a huge beige head on top. Aroma is hop and fruit. Sweet flavor with a good balancing bitterness. Very good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3454) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; pours almost black, malt and raisin aroma, I can only agree with other reviewers tastes like an Abbey. Has complex flavours quite big ABV which I can definitely taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and chocolate finish.


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