The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 2016 - Cask handpull at GBBF 2016, as ’Nottingham Rock Mild’. Opaque black, foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses and chocolate. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate, soft toffee malts, milky fudge. Lovely balance and flavours. Delivers a lot at the ABV. A very good mild indeed. (3.7)
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2016. Dark brown, beige head. Earthy, roasted malt aroma, some floral hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF day 3 11/08/2016. Aroma is jammy fruit, nutty. A reddy brown brown coloured pour with flavour is composed of nutty. Flavour is jammy fruits, strawberry. Berry. Palate is semi sweet, grainy moderate cask condition.
theprof (528) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 Cask at the Crown. Smells yeasty and mealy to me. Pours mahogany dark with cream scum some lacing. Tastes of roasted malt and heather honey with a great tang on the palate. A classic. Bemused that this is my first rating as it’s not the first taste.
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@whippet Inn micropub. Lichfield. Black beer medium tan head good lacing. Aroma light roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, some coffee, roast malts and nutty. Creamy palate. Very good especially for such a low ABV.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 11/04/14. Dark ruby topped with beige. Dunkelweizen-like plum and spiced apple on nose; chocolate, citrus hop. Really decent with contemporary citrus and blackcurrant undercurrents leaning towards bipartisan (black IPA!). Some coffee grounds; slight tang of sour. Really good.
edsspoon (871) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby red with a creamy light brown head and some good lacing. Aroma is sweet and floral with roasted malt. Taste is sweet, malty, fruity and quite dry. Hints of hoppiness, honey and floral.
BlackHaddock (6391) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hand-pulled half-pint in the Old Blenheim, Oxford during a heavy pub crawl on 23rd Nov 13.
Lovely dark body with tanned crown of smooth foam which hung around for a while.
The nose was of over roasted malts and fruit esters, semi-sweet caramel came through too.
The taste was similar to what the aroma promised: malty, semi-sweet and fruity in nature. Nothing to set it apart from all the other well made UK Milds around, but a fine example of the art, even if it lacked individuality.
The body was heavy enough for a 3.8% Mild and almost smooth in texture, made a pleasant change from some of the brews I’d had before and after on my Uber crawl around Oxford.
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 15/11/13.
Light black/extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to a swirl.
Nose is light toffee, sawdust, earthy, faint berry fruits, liqourice.
Taste comprises cocoa, hint of soap, liqourice, touch of berry fruit, Soreen Malt Loaf, Ribena.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry conclusion.
daniele (8100) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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