Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Mild Ale
Ilkley, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
This traditional dark mild won the bronze medal at the SIBA Northern region beer competition 2010 as well as being voted the winner in its class at Bradford beer festival 2010. The blend of 5 malts used in the mash give a smooth, mellow easy to drink malt flavour with a hint of liquorices in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5261) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2014
Deep nutty brown/ruby color with a fine beige head. Lovely lacing. Smooth mild dark malt and toffee aroma. Medium body and a fine balance between bitterness and sweetness. Smooth and mellow dark malt, toffee and mild bready flavor. A really fresh, tasty and nice mild ale. This brewery really deliver.
[Bottle from Varnaveien Mineralvann in Moss, Norway]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaStranger (189)
- - SEP 22, 2014
Jet black with fluffy white head. Aroma is roasted malts,come caramel annd liquorice. Taste is roasted malts, earthy, liquorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fluxing (491) - POLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Z pompy, The Royal Oak, Ripon. Kolor ciemnorubinowy, przejrzyste i klarowne. Piana niska, kremowa, opada do cienkiej obraczki i minimalnie oblepia szklo. W aromacie czekolada, karmel, orzechy, kawa, owocowy i lodygowy chmiel, po mocniejszym ogrzaniu wychodza takze lekkie wedzone nuty - drewno i stara szafa, bardzo przypominajace grodziskie. Aromat przyjemny, ale malo intensywny. W smaku intensywnie karmelowe i orzechowe, lekka czekolada i palonosc, lekka rzeska kwasnosc. W odczuciu gladkie, ale dosc mocno wodniste, zakonczone wodnistym finiszem. Goryczka niska, ale wyczuwalna, lekko sciagajaca i zalegajaca, aromat lodygowy, owocowy i mietowy. Wysycenie bardzo niskie, ledwie wyczuwalne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
0.5l bottle. This one has a clear deep dark ruby brown colored body and a small islandy quite bubbly beige head. It has a mild roasted nose, a tad caramel sweet with traces of coffee and dark sweet berries. Not bad. Itís definitely roasted in the taste also and that dark caramel sticks. Almost burned sugar. It has a really thin and near watery mouthfeel and itís just below average on the carbonation. Soft traces of both old coffee and chocolate wrapper. Quite mild and easy. A faint acidity in the finish and aftertaste. Mildly mild but still tasty. Donít see myself purchasing again, but this bottle did itís job just fine. 20.04.2014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1960) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Cask. Dark brown towards black with a small good lacing tan head. Toasted malt, cocoa, brown sugar, flowery. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, light/medium sweet with gentle bitterness. Well made malt forward brew, don't come across beer like this often here in 2014. Soft and bigger taste than the abv suggests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1146) - USA - JUN 19, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Wakefield. Pleasant dark ale with lots of taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2268) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from Harvey Nichols, Leeds. Clear, cola colour. Minimal, off white head. Dry, fruity, with some roast malt. Taste is dry. Light bitter. Ashy dry palate. Finish is roast dry. A little tang, too. Nice mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2014
A decent dark ale - light nose, cola color. light roasted grains and other malt flavors. Thin palate. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, hop, fruit. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, hop, fruit, coffee. Medium body. Easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2757) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Birthday beer from s_hartshorne. Bottle. Black beer with small head. Aroma of mild chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, a little chocolate and some earthy charcoal. Medium bodied. Good stuff.

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