davidtjm (968) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pour is black, aroma is toffee, nutty. Taste is toffee, malty, gentle earthy bitterness, rather thin. Nice
gegwilson (2243) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at the National Winter Ales Festival in Derby. Pours ruby with a thin cream head. Pleasant coffee aroma. Light roasty coffee flavour. Thin body. A nice easy drinking mild.
jjsint (1553) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at George’s, March. Impenetrable black with a wisp of off-white head. Liquorice, slate and coffee aroma. Bittersweet initial taste, but you becomes aware of the sourness as the pint goes on. Almost Guinness-like. Bitter-sour finish with a grainy coffee taste. Do I detect pork scratching a, or would that be the perfect companion to this drink? At any rate, one to seek out.
leaparsons (8975) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate with cream. Mellow coffee beans with cocoa nibs and yeast. Flavours are nutty, gritty coffee with toffee and raisins. Hints of lemon with a light fruit and pine bitterness. Dry and herbal on the finish. Good.
berkshirejohn (5288) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the 17th Egham Beer Festival. Deep mahogany with a loose tan head; demerara sugar aroma; sweet roasted malt taste with a touch of smoke; and a satisfying dry finish.
cgarvieuk (18089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the egham festival... Dark black... Thin tan head.. Soft chocolate roast nose... Dark malts.. Soft roast... Soft chocolate... Light roast.. Decent
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Leicester Beer Festival ’14. Very dark brown with cream head. Full and roasty malts to the fore with this, there is a good bitterness, lasting on the palate. Earthy and nutty. Good stuff.
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Derby Beer Festival
Since there was nothing good on in the local Derby bar I headed down the hallway to try a few Muirhouse beers. After sampling them I am convinced that they might be one of the better breweries at the festival. This mild is a good example - flavorful and rich without being so overwhelming it is no longer sessionable.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish black base and thin layer of tan head rest in the glass peacefully. The lack of carbonation is no surprise given the cask treatment. Roasted coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate, and malts tickle the nose. This smells like the office coffee pot right after the last drop comes out of the percolator.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee, dark fruits, and chocolate rinse clean the palate and lay a foundation for enjoyment. The texture of slightly burnt toast carries into the dry finish. Tasting of one dollar coffee from the gas station it has this cheap feel that somehow works with the other elements. If I could only have tried one beer at the festival this would have been no letdown.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask,hand pulled at The Craven Arms,Birmingham.5th march.Very dark brown almost black pour.Medium sized white head.Roast malt,coffee and chocolate aroma.Roast malt,dark fruit and chocolate taste.Very nice and very easy to drink mild.
DanielBrown (4163) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled at the Craven Arms, Brum. Jet black, with white fluffed toupee. Wow - a Mild to reignite my love of Mild. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Flavours are gentle, insistent, creeping - sweet roast gets inside your tastebud area. Superbly easy to swig and satisfying. Essential Mild, which rolls back the jahren.