ALLOVATE (2538) - 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.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint pulled at The Lord Nelson in Brighton, a ruby dark colour with no head. A malty carmal aroma. Quite tangy with a bitter aftertaste. Roasted caramal flavours. Disappointing.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 02/08/2001
Dark red colour with some fruit flavour. Hoppy.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Royal Oak, London
Dark amber color to brown, thin persistent head. Light aroma, malt and wood. Very round mouthfeel for a Mild, malty, with a fair amount of caramel, and a very balanced final. Good.
harrisoni (14619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Pilot, Maidstone, dark ruby, vague yeasty nose, some malt and yeasty finish, bit bland to be honest
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at Royal Oak, London] A deep red beer with a fine small light brown head. The aroma is slightly sweet malty. The flavor is malty with notes of caramel and roasted bread, but the body is thin.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mid ruby brown colour - not very dark. A touch of sulphur in the aroma. A quite woody and dry mild, with some vague sweet fruitiness and an acidic edge. Very thin mouthfeel. A bit insipid, with not much going on. Not a great mild. Cask (handpump) at the Royal Oak, Borough.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight fruity aroma. Amber in colour. Sweet caramel and citrus in flavour. A bit acidic / woody too. Quite dry in finish. Medium bodied, quite a drinkable beer.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask: had a few milds in the UK last trip and decided not really my bag....mostly mild means meaninless flavor. very weak and thin....almost all are in the 3% range. guess this is the point. but if your going to drink beer and you have a choice. why would you drink a mild?
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Cask conditioned - handpump - Lord Nelson Brighton. Very little aroma just a very slight hint of chocolate malt. The beer is almost black with an off white head. The taste is dry and clean, but disappointingly thin. Score 3.0
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4, 3.4 and 3.4. Average becomes 3.3