HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. At The Old Fountain. Deep hazy ruby-brown with a large-ish mottled beige/tan head. Nutty, dry, slightly syrupy aroma - no alcohol detectable at all. Nice medium-roasty taste, nutty, oily, dry, with a light peatiness. Light, lively mouthfeel, no acidity or heaviness at all, it dances off your palate with a whisper of dry roastiness - this really is a classic light roasty mild, perfect session beer.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried at the Charles Dickens amazing mild! not quite as roasty as the bottle but smoother and probably better balanced for it really glad i popped in for a swifty now!
fiulijn (17462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Gravity at The Bree Louise, London</i>
Red-mahogany color. A good mix of (light) malt and caramel, lightly fruity too; luckily there is no roasted malt, unfortunately there is a light metallic touch. The final, well bitter, is also a bit harsh. Enjoyable.
doubelknv3 (1068) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby with lasting brown, creamy head. Chocolate, roast, and coffee aroma and flavour notes. Medium body, with creamy, clean finish.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, New Oxford, Salford. Exceedingly dark brown colour; virtually black. Dissipating light brown head. Aroma packed with dark malt and coffee. Similar flavour with some sweetness and shades of licorice. Bitter finish. Pretty complex for a 3.4% brew. Meeow.
FatPhil (12189) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Ealing BF2008)
Classic dark mild appearance. Sweet strawberry aroma. A little watery, but not thin. Some esters, well balanced, and a big roasty taste. Finish is burnt, but not astringent.
wheresthepath (1920) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at the Oakford Social CLub, Reading] Large soft creamy head with a hint of coffee. Beer itself is rather bitter for a mild; also rather watery. Some red fruits come through later. Vary easy drinking, and flavours improved as I drank more - the second pint was nicer than the first.
downender (7392) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Edgar Wallace, London WC2 16/5/08. Near black with a slight, off-white head. Slightly roasted aroma with some bitter chocolate. Light mouth feel with a touch of fruit and coffee, before a slightly sweet finish. Ok.
Finn (5580) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Cask at The Horseshoe, Hampstead 28 Apr 08. Dark brown/black colored. A small creamy head. Modest aroma of coffee. Dry flavor of coffee. No bitterness. A bit one dimensional.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Battersea Beer Festival ’08. Pours dark red / brown, thin bubbly head. Aroma is smoky, roasted malts. Taste is earthy, breadlike, dark malts, slight sweetness. Not bad, but could be better.