jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate and hazelnuts, slightly starchy, with some light hints of vanilla and smoked malt. flavour is mostly blackcurrant and leather, slightly tart, with a touch of peat smoke and toasted malts. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
AdiBeer (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: some caramel and roasted malts, hints of bread. Appearance: dark clear brown, no head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: average-long dry-ish finish, a bit watery, bitters coming up, but not too intense. Overall: not bad for a Mild, quite a complex palate. Pint at Newman Street Tavern, London.
Vladivostok (298) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The exception that proves the rule. Roasty milds have never really been my thing; I usually find them too thin and acerbic. This however was the exception having the roast barley aroma and flavour of a stout combined with the sweetness and body of an old ale. Very drinkable and I can well understand how this won Champion Beer of Britain in 2011.
BlackHaddock (4436) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-pulled pint in The Nags Head, Walthamstow Village on 4th Feb 2014.
Black body with a red hue in a bright light, on top a creamy, beige head.
Roasted/toasted malt nose, with a semi-sweet hint.
The sweetness within the aroma comes alive a little more in the taste giving the beer a mild caramel feel to it’s maltiness. Slight bitterness towards the finish leaving you wanting more.
Good depth of flavours, good depth of body and overall a good Mild.
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. A ruby/brown coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Malty, caramel aroma. Tastes is similar, malty, caramel, slightly sweet. Very drinkable mild.
The_Osprey (2589) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Black, small white head endures. Deep liquorice smell. Mouthfeel is quite light. Taste is mild, slight coffee and liquorice. Not much going on. Aftertaste endures and bumps the overall score up a bit. Overall, this is a bit average. Champion Beer of Britain 2011 ?????????
mR_fr0g (4524) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at the the fullerians rugby club bree fest. Earthy hop some roast, caramel nose. Clear caramel ruby colour. Good nutty caramel faint roast flavour. A bit thin. Good overall.
Grumbo (727) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask from The White Horse, Chelmsford. Former Champion Beer of Great Britain, this is a consistently good dark mild. Ruby black, very smooth, with a lightly roasted aroma. Creamy texture a little reminiscent of melted ice cream. Very good overall.
Leighton (13038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF 2012, London. Pours red-brown with a lasting, beige cream head. Dark, toasty-bready malt nose. Medium sweet flavor with dark, bready malts and very light toffee. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, well balanced, with more dark and toasty bread, faint chocolate, mild bitterness. Delicious stuff.
Desverger (2793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(cask@Ye Olde Cock Tavern, London) Pours dark brown with a fine tan head with medium to light body and mouthfeel, good lacing. Aroma caramel malts. Taste fruity caramel roasted mocha/chocolate malts. Very nice.