Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
woodgnome (12) - ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(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.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
FatPhil (11499) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask (Peterborough Beer Festival 2004).
Off, drainpour. However, I’m familiar with other Milton beers, and must have this again to give it a re-rate. Felt like it was full of body, and should be shooting for 3.5-3.7 on a good day.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Pembury Tavern, Hackney. Pours a dark amber/brown color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty chocolate aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty finish with some roasted hints leaving you with a bitter finish.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2010 Cask conditioned - handpump - Wig and Pen Northampton. A very dark brown coloured beer with an off white head and lacing. The aroma is thin but there are some dark fruits noticeable. The taste is mild and mellow with some blackberries. Not totally in balance, and a bit lacking in quality for a Milton beer. Score 2.9
Subsequent rating scored 3.6. Average becomes 3.2
camdrinker (11) - ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Often found at the Oakdale Arms in Harringay... A great session mild (!), with a complex but pure/clean-cut flavour. The slightly citric/fruity edge keeps it light and very drinkable for a dark beer. Lovely.