maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 I really didnít expect to enjoy this very much. It looked good in the glass with a nice russet colour. There is no discernible aroma, but certainly nothing unpleasant. The flavour however is a revelation. Lovely sweet, nutty, chocolately flavours with a long finish. A perfect example of an English Mild at a extremely quaffable ABV and a wonderful cheap price. Would certainly drink this againScore 3.6
Subsequent rating scored 2.9. Average becomes 3.3
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark black/brown hue with a fast disappating head, Nutty malt aroma. Roast malt and nut flavours with a malty back bone.
Nuffield (3639) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An absolutely delightful surprise when I was just looking for a cheap and cheerful bottle for dinner at home. Pours with a big, loosely structured head that dissipates moderately quickly to reveal just a deep brown slightly syrupy beer. The flavor is sweet up front, sweet in mid-palate, and sweet in the finish, but in between it manages to produce some roasted malts, nuttiness, enough caramel/toffee to kill a good-sized moose with, and fruity notes up, down, and sideways. And then you read the label: 2.8% abv. What a wonderful concoction for 2.8%--makes for an excellent lunch-time accompaniment to something with a bit of salt, such as a ham sandwich or a sausage roll.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Dark brown with a seriously red tinge. Not that much aroma. Sweet sickly strawberry or cherry flavour. Tastes like medicine or possibly cheery cola.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
woody and roasted malt aroma, porter like appearance, malty and toffee flavours with woddy undertones, quite a rich texture.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whoa! This comes in a red can and boasts it's the "original brown ale". Noticeably sweet (much more so than Newcastle Brown), dark and opaque. It's like a schwarzbier. Quite rich and malty. Excellent.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown appearence. Sweet & Malty. A good brown for those who wish to mix with another ale.
rauchbier (3560) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep ruby red , almost black with a poor head and moderate condition. Low aromas of dark malt, some roastiness in the mouth but slightly metallic with a coffee note in the finish. With 2.8% abv you would get more of a buzz from drinking coffee.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks like coke, smells of nothing, and tastes of not much either. Not much point in ever having this drink - not one i ever want to have again!
leaparsons (7805) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mannís brown is a little too creamy and sweet for my liking - almost like a milk stout. Not a favourite style of mine, but still drinkable.