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Brewed by Oakleaf
Style: Mild Ale
Gosport, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - May (prevously Regular). Also available bottle conditioned.
A dark, rich, mild. Sweet with a light malt bitterness and subtle hop undertones.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 3, 2009
Awesome, the name isa funny but it tastes very nice, nutty and red as I like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20303) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, mild barnyard, wood, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is nuts, caramel, dark fruits, old coffee and some mild ashy ntoes as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1840) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009. Pours a very dark brown colour, with a light, creamy tan head. Good roasted malts aroma with some chocolate. Plenty of roasted malt in the flavour, with a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask handpump at GBBF ’09. Many thanks to cgarvieuk for this one. Brown. Wheaty aroma. Slightly sour ashy taste. Some dryness. Not the best mild of the day, but there were some crackers on show.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Nut brown color, small white head. Chocolaty aroma, some raisins. A bit fruity flavor with caramel and coffee. Light palate. Decent traditional mild.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4716) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
Brownish coloured body with a light tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, subtle mushrooms and a bit of a nutty scent. Light to Medium-bodied; Sharp metallic flavour up front fades into a malty taste and a bit of pit fruits in the taste. Aftertaste shows some nutty tastes along with a very mild coffee and chocolate type taste. Overall, a decent beer; definitely good to try! I sampled this pint on cask at The Market Porter in Borough, London, England on 11-March-2008.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4508) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2009
Cask at the Hobgobin, Reading. Tar coloured with a thin tan head; earthy aroma; sweet fruity malt flavours with some coffee; good sustained bitterness and a spicy and warming finish. An excellent mild.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13636) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2008
Cask gravity at SIBA BF, Paddock Wood. Very very dark brown. Thin beige head. Lovely toasty aroma. Excellent dark mild, hint of dark fruits. Some roasted malts, lots of choc, some coffee. Very full in mouth. Enormously pleasing on the swallow. Excellent dark mild. Even a bit of tar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2008
A Mes rate: cask at the Hop Farm festival.
Mid brown with a thin beige film, quite light for a mild. Excellent meaty malt notes with some slight coffee and some good caramel. A little more chocolate and roasted malt appears in the mouth giving a good bitter note plus some toasted bread in the finish. A jolly good mild.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. Smokey cocoa and cola aroma. Dark brown color with giant tan head. Tart/lightly astringent smokey chocolate/toffee malt flavor. Nice full body plus really enoy the smokiness.


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