Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Pembury Tavern on 8th July 2009. A dark ruby mild with an initially fair - but soon collapsing - white frothy head giving some initial lacing. Very flavoursome - the cask was particularly well-kept. Delicious roast barley and de-luxe malts abound in a mild which is particularly flavoursome for its low ABV.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity @ 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, UK. 25th May 2005
The festival programme described this quite well: Full bodied beer. Rich chocolate notes with underlying hints of vanilla and liqourice.
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.
biggles231 (12) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, roasts without caramel, good hop rate and lasting finish. Drinks beyond its strength, a rewarding top class mild.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@The Oakdale Arms, Harringdon, N.London. Only 3.3%ABV? Expected something pretty lame and thin, just based on ABV. How wrong i was. Roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Nice acidic sourness in the mix, nice bitter, toasty finish, some berry fruit. So much flavour for such a low ABV beer.
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.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Svesse (5689) - 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.