SarkyNorthener (3923) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg@chuckeryclub, walsall. Almost black large beige medium head. Taste is coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied. Very nice for a keg.
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Square Peg; clear dark copper pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has light red fruits, taste has red fruits, chocolate, nice.
The_Osprey (5813) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Cask, handpull at The Briar Rose, Birmingham as ’Highgate Dark Mild’, 3.4%. This one’s apparently been brewed since 1899, though not continuously. Dark brown with an orange hue, clear, still with a small off-white head. Aroma is chocolatey and sweet, some raisin and cola. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is dark chocolate, dark rye bread, a little ashy roast. An impressive balanced mild. Very good for style. Based on a quick review of other ratings, it seems this one may be a lot better on cask.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Briar Rose, Birmingham
Dark brown color with some red reflex on the edges, and beige creamy head. Besides the light notes of roasted malt, and the low bitterness, it has a light acidity, noticeable both in the aroma and flavor, possibly this beer is off.
BlackHaddock (6090) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highgate ’Dark Mild’ in a 500ml brown bottle, best before Oct 2010, tatsed on one of my random beer evenings in Sept 2010.
3.4% ABV, poured into a UK pint sleeve glass. Deep ruby red, cream coloured head which gave some, but not much lacing.
The aroma was of malt molasses and dark chocolate hints.
The flavours in the taste were again chocolate, molasses and some liquorice added for good measure.
fairly thin body wise, which let it down somewhat.
OK, but not one of the better Dark Milds.
tommann (3269) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is nutty, roasted malt. Nutty start. Cola and some roast malt in the finish. Full in the mouth but taste is a bit watery.
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Bottle in October 2010, Deep mahogany body, no head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts, weak hop bite, caramel, toffee and Kola Nut. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft mouthfeel, a little oily. Gentle carbonation. Slightly dry finish. A decent mild, ticks all the boxes, but doesn’t exactly blow you away.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l bottle. Reddish brown color. Sweetish aroma with raisins, toffee and nuts. Dryer flavor with toffee, raisins, hint of chocolate, salty minerals and hint of smoke. Watery palate. Disappointing watery taste after promising aroma.
oh6gdx (24920) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (thanks hanniku). Amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is nuts, dark dry fruits and some raisins. Flavour is dark dry fruits, nuttyness as well as mild raisins and wood.
TBone (15918) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 02/2011)
Dark nut brown color, steady beige, creamy head, some lace. Caramelly, a bit milky aroma. Mild, light palate. Some coffee, toffee and hops. Hard mouthfeel. Probably better in cask.