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


on tap

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
Cask; Regular. Part of the Classic Range.
A rich dark mild with bags of character from the lavish use of chocolate malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Pembury Tavern, London</i>
Hazy dark mahogany color. There is a light aroma of burnt malt. The mouthfeel is light, with <i>flat</i> caramel flavor, light chocolate, low bitterness and a light touch of burnt malt and paper. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Cask. At the Pembury Tavern. Slightly hazy mahogany pour with an average frothy off-white head. Sweet, slightly burnt treacle aroma, light cocoa and dry light bitterness. The taste is quite sweet, a little acidity but nothing near sourness, perhaps a hint of saltiness mixed in with the somewhat carbonized nutty/toffee sweetness. Sticky mouthfeel, appropriately light bodied, sweet and malty through and through, but there’s enough bitterness (and "burntness") to balance it out - IMO an excellent mild, and in top shape. (hey, same number’s as Tom!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
Cask in the Coalheavers Arms. Alround rating: Good amount of chcolate malt, tart fruity character, what i want in a mild basically.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2008
Half pint, hand-pulled cask at the very right drinking temperature, Pembury Tavern, Hackney. Dark, ruby-tinged body with a very thin, tan head. Sweet aroma of roasted malts. Malty taste with a coffee bite. Hints of bitter fruits at the ending. Well bodied for its low alcohol level (12.08.2008).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dull copper, bit of tan head. Aroma of walnuts, honey and burnt toast. Lightly tart brown malt and oyster flavor, cigarette exhale. Lightish palate. An honest mild, but not much to grab or hold attention.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodgnome (12) - ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Cask at The Carlton, Cambridge. Dark reddy-brown with an off-white head. Full of dark malty aroma and coffee/choclate taste. Was suprised at how much flavour it had considering it’s low ABV. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
(Cask at Oakdale Arms, Harringay, London, 29 Nov 2007) Dark brown colour with reddish hints, brief pale brown head. Roasted nose with coffee and liquorice. Roasted taste with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark bitter chocolate and a distinct coffee bitterness in a dry finish. Nice mild with lots of character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2007
Handpump, The Pembury, London: Nice and dark with the occassional mahogany highlight and no head. Roasty nose with faint toffee notes, but over all a bit thin or elusive. In the mouth it was the same: hard to pin down. There’s some chalky sweetness that brought rasberry and quince to mind, but only by association. Some flavourless dark malt notes, but ultimately dissapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at The Pembury
Darkish semi hazy brown with a slight beige rim. Lovely aroma of coffee, chocolate and fruit. Sadly the coffee and chocolate are almost gone once in the mouth. Roasted malt and fruit take over until the coffee returns slightly for the finish. Shame it can’t match the aroma. Palate only just gets a 3. Very watery. So near yet so far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
Here’s a mild that did not quite reach my expectations. A clear dark brown pour covered by a generously foamy head. Its soft, round and shyly aromatics toasted malts have just an even shier earthy hop touch to enhance their lightness. Stays very watery all throughout, thus quite poundable, but a bit too light, too rooty, too sweet to deserve any second thoughts.

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