MadRobin (1589) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 500ml bottle at a beer and cheese tasting at Gilly's in Rockville, MD.
Opaque, near-black ruby brown with tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of raisins, dark malt and chocolate.
Taste of raisins, bittersweet chocolate and roast grain.
Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
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planky84 (1865) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Sidcup. Black pour with a beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, vanilla and coffee flavour. Dry. Lingering coffee aftertaste. Quite tasty.
SilkTork (5067) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jan, 2003 In cask form this won Supreme Champion Beer of Britain in 2000. In the bottle it lacks character. Itís pleasant enough, for sure, but for some real kickass Mild in the bottle try Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby. [2.4]
Oct, 2012 500ml brown glass bottle from Morrisons. £1.50. Good powdery chocolate whiff and flavour. Little nip of hop and burnt barley bitterness in the swallow. A decent drinking beer, and with plenty of character and taste for a 3.4% abv. Good enough. [3.0]
berkshirejohn (4112) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Gravy brown in colour with a loose beige head; gentle chocolate malt aroma; much more forceful chocolate malt taste; with a pleasantly dry, moreish finish. A rather good mild.
wimpyjoe (2621) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suitably black in colour and has a mild roasted coffee flavour, but still tasty.
Patrickctenchi (2879) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nearly black, red backlights.
Frothy tan head.
Scent is chocolate and caramel.
Taste is coffee, chocolate....cream.
Although itís very light, it has a fine flavour.
AirForceHops (2552) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint 0.9 oz. bottle from BrewTopia. Cap shows a stamped code but no date anywhere on the bottle. English pint show red tints around a dark brown beer. Short lived tan head. Nose and flavors go hand-in-hand. Roasted malts, light chocolate, coffee, good amount of caramel and Earthy nutty notes. I canít find any hops in this bottle. Texture is lightly creamy. Body is a bit thin. I bet this would be real nice on cask. Nice to try.
ALLOVATE (2263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this back in 2009.
At just on cool and into an English pint. Produces up a shimmering, mahogany tinted blackish brown. Loose foam off the pour dwindles back to a compact off-white crown that yields and manages a good lace. Deliciously thick, warmed fruit pudding nose with licks of caramelised figs, molasses, bitter burnt raisins, charred wood and dark chocolate. Smoke and roasted barley, a little ash and a long woody, piney finish is first steps. Very full and rounded. Much drier in the finish than the nose suggests. Medium-light bodied but creamy in mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa butter and savoury dried fruits fill it out. Complex and moorish for a Mild. Licks of molasses, charred wood and burnt sugar linger between sips. Lovely stuff. Balanced and tasty!! (50cL, BBE 03/10, Intíl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
dogbomb (824) - ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown when held against the light, with ruby highlights. Small tan head. Nice roasted coffee and chocolate aromas with a little charcoal. In the mouth, thereís a roastiness and smokiness which then opens out into a bitterness and a little chocolate and bite. Quite tasty for this ABV.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light tan head. Retention is a bit below average, but plenty of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Pleasantly roasty with minor notes of chocolate and caramel. Earthy overall with a slight mineral note. Super clean. I know it can be difficult to impress with a beer at this paltry an ABV, but this comes close. Very well put together.
3.5 T: The taste is good, but itís more of what youíd expect from a session beer. Moderate roastiness with light everything else. Touches of chocolate, caramel, and graininess. Lightly minerally and earthy overall. Low bitterness. Great balance.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp, but not very creamy. Fine here.
4.0 D: Tasty, easy to drink beer. Great session beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-18-2012 01:55:42