Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravicask at The Bricklayers Arms Lancashire Fest, 15th Sept 2007. Hazy brown with a butterscotch aroma. Vanilla and roasted malt flavours with a rich caramely finish. Impressive flavour given the strength.
mr_h (2086) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Three Judges, Glasgow - clear very dark reddish brown, good bubbly beige head, coffee malt aroma, no lacing, coffee flavour, thin bodied, prolonged malty aftertaste
niquillis (771) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at The Hare and Hounds, Bury. Pours like a porter. A smoky mild with hints of chocolate. Quite a bitter start but balances well through the pint.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
19th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Draft at the Brew Wharf mini beer festival. Dry mild with a soft smoky tone. Very subtle fruit notes. Nice.
Gary (1207) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask Eailing beer festival) The gimicky name is the only reason I bought this and while the novelty is not even there , its a pretty good , roasted ,chocolaty Mild ale .
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpull, The Fat Cat, Sheffield. Now THIS is the kind of mild I like; finely sieved cocoa powder on coal, dry roasted nuts rolled around in a just-emptied pub ashtray, black cherry background, red-edged ruby with a yellow-tan halo. Grilled aubergine aroma, bunsened peanut afters. There’s a lovely soft depth to this you don’t often find. My word. Excellent mild, pushing Thornbridge Exposed as Beer of the Day (So Far)...
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ National Winter Ales Festival 2009, Manchester. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Sweetish roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, gravity dispense, at 5th Globe Beer Festival, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Very dark red brown with a small off white head. Malty aroma. Sweetness blends pleasntly with sourness, leading to a bitter finish.
KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pig’s Ear BF 2007.
Nice liquorice taste, dry finish. One of the better milds I ahve encounterred.
Fin (6637) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Merton Summer beer Festival July 2005 added from notes Can’t believe I never added this at the time as I really enjoyed this mild. Poured a dark brown colour with the merest red sheen. Chocolate dominates on the nose but some fruit there as well. smooth and chocolatey again but not overly so, fruits also showing, really very nice.