maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAY 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
sm89walt (1667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at standing order JDW ... red brown ... thin bubbly tan head ...soft roast chocolate malts nose ... light chocolate malt roast ... little toffee ... little blackcurrant
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Fin (6669) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
imdownthepub (9201) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.