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Hook Norton SDM (Special Dark Mild)

Hook Norton SDM (Special Dark Mild)
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Formerly brewed at Hook Norton
Style: Mild Ale
Hook Norton, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask, Special;
A deep rich, full bodied, slightly sweet fruity flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark brown beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malts. Taste is roast malts, dark fruits, a touch of prune juice and some toffee. Medium bodied with a little cream. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
(Cask at Penderels Oak JDW, Holborn, London, 20 May 2010) Dark ruby colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dark fruit, caramel and red berries. Malty, slightly fruity taste with dried fruit, caramel and a touch of red berries. Less than medium body, balanced sweetness, moderate bitterness. A decent mild, but hardly exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Manchester & County JDW, Manchester 09/05/2010 Small creamy head. Slight roast aroma. Dark red coloured and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. A little spiced flavour with a hint of bitterness in a crisp malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2010
Cask - West Gate Inn (JDW), Canterbury. Poured a very dark ruby with a lasting one finger beige head. Perfumey, creamy milk chocolate aroma. Good choc and fruit sweetness, some roast bitterness in the finish. Soft palate texture, medium body and low carbonation. A pretty damn tasty mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2010
cask at standing order JDW ... red brown ... thin bubbly tan head ...soft roast chocolate malts nose ... light chocolate malt roast ... little toffee ... little blackcurrant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
Cask at The Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Very dark red-brown with a small off white head. Faint grainy aroma. Sweet fruit and paint taste, very pleasant. very slight bitterness. The third very acceptable Mild I enjoyed in this Spoons today. Good on them!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
Cask at the Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Dark tawny brown with a dense cream head; aroma of toast and roasted malts with a touch of chocolate; smooth and creamy textured with some pleasantly sour fruity malts and licorice; the finish is mellow and fruity with a hint of vanilla. A really pleasant mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Cask , gravity at Banbury Beer Festival 08-05-10 Pours dark brown with off-white head. The description is correct in that this is indeed fruity and a little sweet, but malty with some light chocolate touches that show as well, pleasant but lacking just a tad for a 4.6% mild. A6 A4 F7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2010
Cask conditioned gravity dispense Banbury Beer Festival 2010. A very dark brown beer with a whitish loose head. A good oatsy aroma with chocolate, fruit, licorice and light roast in the mouth. Some crunchy flavours to what is a really good mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13389) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2010
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’10. Dark brown with with creamy head. A keenly awaited beer launched at this festival. Fruity, darkly roasted mild with a sweetish malty note. A touch of roastiness with a plummy fruity background. Fairly straightforward.

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