Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Mild Ale
Cleobury Mortimer, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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A smooth dark mild. Chocolate malt gives plenty of flavour and aroma which belies its strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (3482) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
garthicus (2652) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2014
cask at post office vaults. appearance: amber red, small head. aroma: spicy, pepper, malty. flavour: caramel and fruit, quite sweet, plum like. hmm

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
minutemat (1282) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2013
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. ,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4006) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
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.

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