sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark, deep reddish brown with a small off white head.. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt and some liquorice. Weak body, flavour as the aroma, very smooth and more-ish.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton 15/05/13. A dark dark ruby coloured beer with a grey head. A fruity mild with some roasty malts and a late bitterness. Quite complex and both tastier and hoppier than your average mild as you’d expect from Oakham. Really enjoyed this and could happily have drank loads more.
RichTheVillan (4348) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Barton Arm 10th Anniversary fest; dark brown pour with thin white detected a slight coffee aroma, almost porter like taste, sweet some cherry very good.
ladnewton (1596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Farmer’s Boy, St Albans on 12th May 2012. Deep brown, yet clear, with a pale brown frothy lasting head and initial lacing. Fruity aroma with berries. Main taste in-mouth is caramel malt, coal and earthy pungency. Touches of milkiness in a complex finish, on a slightly grainy texture and light body, giving an easy-drinking feel to the beer.
jackl (5563) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ the Cambridge Blue. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is subtle - some roast coffee, light chocolate and general sweet scents. The taste is cola, more light chocolate and deep red fruits. The finish is watery and short. The body’s soft and of little consequence. Overall, this wasn’t a particularly flavorful beer. There’s nothing wrong with it really, but I didn’t find it to meet Oakham’s high standards.
dynamiteninja (1671) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. The Pub, Leicester. Fruity, roastiness. Sweet with bitter notes. Long bitter finish. Almost like a stout.
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are chocolate and weetabix malts with gritty, peppery hops. Oak with hints of molasses and berry fruit. Flavours are roast and chocolate malts with ash smokiness. Grapefruit with earthy, dry hops to finish. A good mild.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 Cask, The Swan and Rushes, Leicester, 20/05/11. Dark ruby with copper edges and a persistent, yellow-beige lid. Distant, washy cherry aroma. Drab, cherry-hinting taste; mushy cheesecake base, disconnected bitterness. Neither roast or hop- very mild. Expected more.
DanielBrown (4095) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, BIrmingham. Smells great - sweet hops. Very gentle, balanced hoppy taste, which lingers on the finish in a most pleasant way. Small, but well executed. The mouthfeel is restrained, with some sweet lime in the hop; equalling a gentle prickle.
Fin (8256) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, handpump at The Queens Head, Marlpool, Nr Heanor Derbyshire 20-05-10 Brown with an off-white head. Tasty mild with a good nutty and malty base but being Oakham there was that inevitable hoppy undercurrent though this was well integrated and in no way distracted from from what they had intended this to be which was a decent stab at a mild. . A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4