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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6238) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
On gravity at the London Drinker festival 12/3/08. Near black with a decent tan head that left plenty of lacing. Big aromas of roasted malt, black fruit and dark chocolate. Full in the mouth with plenty of milk chocolate and fruit flavours, before some earthy hops and a dent bitter finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle.Brown with a small head,aroma of malt and chocolate taste is of roasted malt chocolate and fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5192) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
Cask-A very good example of a mild in my opinion. A fairly nice roasted malt aroma along with a bittersweet taste with a very mild and subtle hop flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled. Dark brown with a big beige foam. Well-balanced aroma of nuts, milky chocolate roasted malts and wet grass. Smooth and flavourfull of nuts, chocolate and subtle grassy hops. Nuts, milky chocolate and dried fruit in the crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2007
500ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. A pleasant roasty mild. Very easy drinking and nicely flavoursome. An attractive tobacco rub bitterness in the finish. Everything is held together firmly. A damn good low abv bottled beer - fresh and tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle. Aromas are earthy with light roast coffee. Some chocolate with metallic notes. Flavours are sweet coffee with toffee and caramel malts. Has some raisin fruit and pepper. Dry on the finish. A good mild.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluekuma (94) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2007
Bottle-conditioned. Brown-edged black with little head. Oily roasty aroma. Great swirl of chocolatey/cocoa-y flavours, some slight bitter burnt notes and a touch of powdery hop. Long roasty, bitter finish. A good full-flavoured mild.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours almost black with a light, creamy tan head. Roasted malts aroma with chocolate. Good roasted flavours, very dry throughout, chocolate towards the finish. Light-bodied. A very nice mild.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
[Cask at GBBF] Dark mahogany. Dry and very roasty. Medium bodied with pleasantly soft mouthfeel. Dryish finish with some tobacco´and medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Community Centre, Frodsham 24/05/2003 Black smooth on the palate and slightly bitter. Dry roast finish.


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