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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Part of the Classic Range.
A rich dark mild with bags of character from the lavish use of chocolate malt.


Simonplea's rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, - MAR 15, 2012
This is one berry nice beer It's has a good nose and smokey after taste. Dark in colour but still clear enough to see through There is no head but a thin rim of white around the edge ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Cask at the Pembury Tavern - London. Pours clear chestnut-brown with a frothy light khaki head. The aroma golds toasty bread, a bit of toffee, grains. Light-medium sweet flavor with nicely rounded toffee notes, suggestions pf butterscotch and creamy caramel, nice brown bread, mellow dried fruits, berries. Light bodied with fine carbonation; excellent condition. Nicely balanced with further dried berries, touches of leather, more toffee and brown bread. Well rounded with good depth for the ABV. Outstanding mild.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Chestnut with a bubbly head. Nose is caramel and a bit of butter. Light body, a bit tart, some slight dark malt notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Cask handpull, The Bricklayer’s Arms, Luton, 25/01/14. Dirty mahogany laced with beige. Nose rust and Sugar Puffs. Really decent dusty coalsmoke, puffed rice, hint of chocolatey sake flavour. Full body. Excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
From cask at Pembury Tavern. Pours cloudy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is butterish and toffee malty. Bitter, light fruity and toasted malty. Bitter and toffee malty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Prunes and raisins segue into mild roast, earth and burnt sugars in this velvety, lean Dark Mild.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the copper-tinged dark purple.
-The low prickling, smooth body and low gravity make for supreme drinkability.
-Flavors are beautifully integrated into one another.
-The fruitiness in the finish is juicy, reminiscent of fieldberries.

On cask at The Devonshire Arms, Cambridge.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Cask at The Hope. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is earth, leather, wood and a touch of chocolate. The taste is earth, leaf, leather, spice, light bitterness and some dark fruit with a dry, leathery finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. So-so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
On cask at The Devonshire Arms. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nice and dry to finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (250) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
A roasty rather than a caramely mild with adequate bitterness. Quite pleasant if you like that kind of thing. Personally I think the burnt flavour is overpowering in such a low gravity beer and would go for caramel every time. I don’t know about anybody else, but I find Milton’s pump clips less than helpful. If the landlord’s out and the 18-year old barmaid hasn’t a clue about beer then you’re floundering as to what you’ll get once you part with your hard earned cash. It surely wouldn’t hurt to add ’Mild’ or ’Bitter’ etc. where appropriate would it?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby black in colour with a open buff head. Mocha coffee notes in the strong aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give an initial burnt toast note which fades to give sweet juicy raisin fruit. Short note of dusty, earthy hops but really short lived. Sweetness returns to give a malty fruity finish with dry cocoa powder evident. An excellent session mild.


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