Brewed by Moorhouses
Style: Mild Ale
Burnley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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Cask: Regular.
Dark, refreshing beer with a distinct chocolate malt flavour and a smooth hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
[CASK: The Waterhouse, Manchester 30/10/06] ARGH... Death in a glass. Strong coffey and chocolate taste that I nasty and undrinkable. Nearly made me blow chunks!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
At The Spaniards Inn. Warm dark aroma of very lightly roasted malt. Fairly black color with minimal beige head. Light sweet start, malt backed by a kind of chocolate with a small bit of molasses. Very smooth. Finishes medium dry with light bitter hop in the finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22101) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2007
Cask@Akkurat. Very dark ruby red colour, mediumsized brown creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, spices and some smoke. Flavour is quite the same, but a bit thin. Still a very pleasant cask ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6854) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 10 Mar 2007) Dark brown, almost black, colour with brief beige head. Roasted nose with coffee and notes of citrussy hops. Roasted, slightly tarry, taste with chocolate, coffee, liquorice and some citrussy hops in the finish. Rather thin body, but loads of taste in this mild ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2007
Half pint gravity fed at the Battersea Beer Festival, a dark brown colour with a filmy beige head. A subtle bitter chocolate aroma. A smokey flavour on a palate that is light and smooth all the way through. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6620) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2006
Thin beige head; deep dark reddish brown body, barely translucent. Faint burnt aroma. Soft, lightly acidic, light sooty licorice taste. A little watery. Not bad, but neither is it great. (1pt on cask.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Dark brownish/black colour with a longlasting tan head. Roasted malty, slightly smoky aroma. Sweet roasted malty flavor with some smoky hints.. Malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 6, 2006
Cask, GBBF 06. Malt, some coffee. Small light tan head on a dark brown ale. Some chocolate, malt, bitter, alcohol (!). Bitter alcohol in the palate, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Cask at Wenlock Arms, London. Clear dark brown with little head. Blackened malt aroma with a hint of licorice. Strange vinous flavor like a dank coalbin. Distinct but not immediately appealing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Lass O’ Gowrie, Manchester 26/05/2001 Smooth mild which is creamy on the palate. Slightly woody aromas in the finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 23/07/2008 Some roast aroma. Dark coloured and smooth on the palate with a little dryness in a chocolaty roast finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 30/05/2009 Some roast aroma. Black and very smooth on the palate with a little blackcurrant fruit flavour. Hint of dryness in a roast finish.

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