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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2010
dark brown ... thin tan head .. light sweet roast malt nose ... sweet juicy toffee ... soft malts ... light soft body ... light smoke ...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. My first from the brewery and what an impressive debut. Black with a small head and so much body from a relatively weak beer. Lingering maltiness with chocolate in the background.Clear appearance and complex flavour. Proves that you haven’t got to have a mind blowing amount of alcohol to produce a strong flavour.Impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7157) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
Cask, The Pub, Leicester, 20/05/11. Pitch, grey-beige collar, copper at the edges. Aroma of coffee, pistachios dropped in a toaster. Excellent flavour; black coffee and black chocolate drizzled on decaying leaves; flicks of ash. Finely-sieved and insinuating mild full of rusty chocolate, schwarz-like, stouty character. Amen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2880) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 29, 2011
cask at belfast beer fest 2011 (had previously tried bottle). Plenty of roast flavours, low level of bitterness. chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Cask pull at Craft Beer Co. Man, this was quite a velvety, roasty, deceptively mild beer. Looking and smelling and tasting for all the world like a very well rendered foreign stout, it nonetheless achieved some of the sessionable, understated qualities of a mild. Sweet flavors were present, but dry and roasty won the day for sure. Very impressive at 3.7%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2013
On cask @ the Stockbridge Tap. This was the beer of the afternoon. I thought it was somewhere between a mild and a brown ale in character. Some of the chocolate across aroma and taste but also a beautiful nuttiness. Well balanced palate - really enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jj0076 (31) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Dark mild. Good session beer at 3.7%. Makes a nice change from all the hoppy IPA style beers flooding the market.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1552) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2010
On cask at the Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace Dark brown pour with a beige head. Chocolate, raisins, toffee and chocolate in the nose. Quite fruity. Dry, fruity flavours. A bit of chocolate, baked apple, licorice and toffee. Dry, fruity finish. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3786) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
Hand pulled at Edmunds, Birmingham. Thick cream head, atop black body: looks great. Smells a bit artificial - like flatpack wardrobe. Mouthfeel is soft, thick, great. Taste is pillowy roast with Aldi choc. Very good Mild fare.


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