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Nelson Midshipman Mild

Brewed by Nelson
Style: Mild Ale
Chatham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask and bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 2nd May 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black mahogany in colour with a thin pale buff creamy head. Smooth malty aroma with overtones of black coffee long on the nose. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malt complex gives a rich maltloaf base with black coffee straight off and weaker notes of dark chocolate and sweet treacle toffee. Damp earthy hop prickle gives an old fashioned bitter flavour to the aftertaste. Finish is malty with dry roast grains, coffee and bitter chocolate still present. This mild is full of complexity and rich flavour which contradicts the low ABV - a superb session mild and worth looking out for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5471) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Cask HP at The Webb Ellis Twickenham as ’Nelson Midshipman Dark Mild 4.0%. Pretty much black with a red hue, opaque, still, foamy tan head. Aroma is airy, molasses. Body is light, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is light and sugary, touches of cherry cola, plum, dates, a little tart, touch of ash, seared dark fruits. Definitely a strange vibe. Pretty unique and flavourful, but just not my type of thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5738) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW), City of London. A deep ruby colour with a ring of cream head; aroma of demerara sugar; thin in the mouth, with a cane sugar taste and a touch of spice; then a dry finish with traces of leather, smoke and tar. A decent mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2027) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Cask at the Monk’s Retreat, Reading. Dark brown with a beige head. Chocolate and smoke with a balanced earthiness. Decent mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.15/pint. Pours ruby-black with a smooth, light tan head. The nose is muted but there are some hints of soft caramel malts and a fair dose of smoke. The flavour is very pleasant with a balance of sweetish biscuit and cake tones and a distinct smokiness to keep it from getting cloying. There’s some floral and peppery herbal character too and a decent dryness to the finish. It’s smooth and full on the palate but a little too rich to make me want another. Stands alone as a good beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3846) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Cask at the Crosse Keys JDW, deep red-brown with a lasting loose head and light aromas of cocoa and a little coffee. Roasty and lightly burnt-bitter, with notes of red fruit and raisin, and a hint of treacle. Excellent beer in excellent condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Cask, Ivory Peg JDW, Chelmsford, 28th July 2015. Thick white lacing. Opaque. Black with red elements at the base. Aroma is lactose, red berrys, grains and leather. Taste is lemons, redcurrants, leather, Swiss milk chocolate and linderbery. Medium fruity finish. Well made traditional mild in all honesty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (11557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at Wallington. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, toasty, light sweetness, coffee, umami, cocoa and liquorice. The taste is bitter, earth, toasty, charred, wood, ash and umami with a drying finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. Alright mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1800) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask at Dickens festival. Pretty dry’ish, chocolate driven,. Floral too! Pretty decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8056) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask at the crosse keys. Aroma is brown malt and thin roast with raisin and berry fruits. Ruby red brown coloured pour with a small light tan head. Flavour is nice founded soft roast and sweet berry fruits, hedgerow earthyness. Thinnish light smooth palate. Decent mild.

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