RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask, GBBF 07. Nose is sulphuric and bad. Watery, some malt. Dark, slightly cloudy chestnut. Flavour is slightly tannin with freshness. Butter. Palate coating tannin. Must be bad, surely.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@GBBF07. Earthy and sulpher aroma. Dark brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, molasses, dark malts, light earthy. Light bodied.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Dark brown, lightish coloured mild. Slightly farty and sulphuric in the aroma. Decent fruity flavour with a tangy malt finish. So so.
JorisPPattyn (8034) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Chestnut coloured beer under B.C."H.". Smokey, meaty nose, like smoked brisket or smelling like some good quality children’s sweets. Very mild (obviously), sweetish, bit bready and pleasing taste with a delicate sweetness, some mild chocolate and a straw/hay flavour. Palate - there’s the plug. It’s lighter than light. Nothing there to speak for itself. NIce mild, paying hommage to its class/name, well worth trying.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown with a small, off-white head. Unpleasant sulphurous aroma. Slight malty sourness in the taste. Last day of the Festival; they had to tip the cask to extract the final drops. Very much on its last legs, I’m afraid.
Rune (8497) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Half pint at the Royal Oak, Borough (15.09.2006). Very dark brown with a reddish tint. Without any head. Earthy aroma. Flavour has hints of light caramel and some bitterness. Easy-drinking and watery.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at The Royal Oak London SE1 15 Sep 06. Dark red brown colour. No head. Modest aroma: Very anonymous. A nice sweet bitter aftertaste.
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ the Royal Oak, Southwark. Pours a reddish brown colour with no head. Fruity malty caramel aroma. Malty caramel flavor with some fruity hiints. Has a fruity malty finish.
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
VEry acceptable mild, very good in grains and nice colour. The foam was good and nice aftertaste.
ALLOVATE (2475) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cask, handpump @ the Royal Oak, Southwark.
Firstly, tallboy half-pint glasses should be outlawed in the U.K. as they never produce attractive looking beers. This one settled a bright cola brown with the head dying off before the barman could place it onto the bar. No aroma apart from a feint waft of ’dust-bunnies’. Could have been the pub. In the mouth it is thin and lifeless resembling water streamed through alkalined copper pipes more than a clean mild. It’s relatively tannic in the back and on the sides of the tongue. A light showing of added caramel upfront and the mid-palate is dusty with little malt definition, but the malt is there. Finish dries out and shows little length, little bitterness and virtually no definable flavour. Gives a good impression as to the reason Mild’s fell out of favour with the average British beer drinker. Disappointingly bland.