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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: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (1196) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a dark brown color, with some red undertone, topped with a solid and lasting cream colored head. Mild malty aroma, slight notes of chocolate. Taste starts sweet and malty, some dark fruity notes in there, followed by a moderate bitterness and a bit metallic aftertaste. Not bad, but not really to my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7345) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
33 cl bottle. BBE 12/2016.
Pours dark red-brown color with a very small, rapidly dissipating head. Aroma is ripe with fruits and sweet with caramel and malts, some faint berry notes accompanied by subtle chocolaty notes, not that much hops here. Alcohol is clearly present also. Sweet malty flavor with plums and some mild spices, maybe some distant honey on the background. Palate is quite smooth with soft carbonation and a sticky sweet finish, some alcohol burn as well. Quite rich and tasty.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4565) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours dark copper reddish brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, hints of hops, hints of metallic earthy notes. Taste is smooth, earthy and malty with some hints of berries, toffee and caramel. Finish is smooth, earthy and malty with hints of toffee and caramel. A bit untypical.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen1 (3288) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
Fra flaske på RBHD-samling på Fridtjofen april-15: her snakker vi om lite futt, men mye aroma, smak og alkohol. Nesten ikke skum. Smaker av godt modne, sure bær. Tørr og snerpende avslutning. Rare greier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5615) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Dark amber to ruby color, low head. Strong aroma of ripe berries, dark dried fruits and lightly roasted malts. The same elements in the flavour, which ends in a hoppy bitter finish. No "mild" by any stretch of the mind, but a good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Delt 0,33 l flaske. Klar karamellfarget kropp med en hvit film. Karamellsaus og tørkede frukter dominerer nesa. Salt og kraftig søt i munnen. Tung fylde og alkovarme. Langvarig. besk og kraftig bitterhet trekker ned helhetsinntrykket

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (1657) - NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD on board Fridtjofen 14.04.15. Clear, pale brown. Almost no head. Fruity aroma of sweet malt, berries and dried fruits. Similar taste. Actually quite dry. Very little carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6200) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Shared bottle at RBHD tasting. Pours almost clear deep amber/reddish with a tiny head. Aroma of caramel, nice and fruity. Taste is moderate sweet malty, toffee with a presence of warming alkohols, berries and resiny hops towards the lingering dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
330ml bottle @ the 11th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Feb 15. Big tropical fruit with a rich fruitcake maltiness. Imperial mild it is then.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4693) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
33cl bottle shared at the Feb 2015 Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange. I thought this had a big hop backbone but everyone else seemed to ignore the hops and rave about the maltiness. Nice, deep ruby body with a wispy head. Dark fruits and malts in the nose and taste, but do not forget the hop content beavering away behind the frontage. Liked it, hid the alcohol well, always a good sign in my eyes.


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