wimpyjoe (3482) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Worsley Old Hall, Manchester. Deep amber-red with a thick frothy head. The aroma is somewhat neutral but there’s a lingering chocolate taste in the palate.
garthicus (2652) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask at post office vaults. appearance: amber red, small head. aroma: spicy, pepper, malty. flavour: caramel and fruit, quite sweet, plum like. hmm
minutemat (1282) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Ragleith Arms, Little Stretton. Pint accompanying a meal with my future Belgian father-in-law. He quite liked it. I found it fairly malty, with a smooth texture but altogether rather boring. Although I was trying to impress him with English beers on this trip, and this I felt didn’t cut the mustard. Another day, another pub I may take a shine to this beer.
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
August 30, 2013 - hand-pull cask at Southampton Arms. Deep and clear mahogany with a small frothy white/off-white head. Light toast/roast dry aroma, simple, a bit fruity. Taste is fruitier - still dry, zero alcohol. Light and slightly astringent, still and quick-finishing. Simple.
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Very nutty chocolatey nose. Smooth mouth that is graced by pecans, coffee and chocolate. Very malty and light but at every step shows great depth. Subtle lingering pecan pie finish. Excellent. ,
ladnewton (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham on 28th December 2012. Dark copper with thin white head and almost no lacing. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Rich maltiness in-mouth with biscuit and ovaltine notes. Touch of late citrus. Smooth to light mouthfeel and light body. On the sweet side.
jmgreenuk (4006) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Poured a reddish Chesnut brown with a broken tan head. The aroma is weak but with malty notes. The flavour brings back memories. This is like the mild my father used to drink! It’s nutty, malty, mildly bitter with a smooth palate. The perfect session ale and very satisfying too. I feel guilty about giving it a relatively low rating and I’m wondering why I have, because I really enjoyed it. However, it lacks the flavours of a good IPA or a big Imperial Stout.
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The White Horse On Parsons Green. The pour’s deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is chocolate milk, some light nuts and smooth caramel sweetness. The taste is mild roasted grain, hints of grass. This gives over to a light sweetness - more chocolate, red fruits and caramel. Light, somewhat watery body. Overall, this is a pretty nice mild. Solidly constructed, simple flavors. Nothing crazy going on here. You could drink gallons of this stuff if you wanted. Decent stuff.
sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Proper old school mild. Dark to pour, aroma of chocolate malt, reasonalbe mouthfeel for the strength and flavour of watery roasted chocolate malt and a dry bitter aftertaste.
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This review is from a brewery trip in September 2006, although I have drank this brew at various locations within Shropshire for a few years.
Always looks good, dark, sticky and wholesome, a true mild.
This is not an old beer, but brought to life once the brewery became viable and could afford to experiment a bit.
It has a proper mild feel about it, a bit sweet maybe, but still true to style. Based on Banks’s Mild (from a source within the brewery), it was brewed to local tastes, this has helped to ensure it was excepted. Well worth trying if you ever see it.