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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1400) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 1st July 2010. Almost black with thin off-white head. Rich malts and slight notes of coffee and vanilla - almost like a mild version of Milton Nero. Zingy mouthfeel and highly quaffable. Very well kept in the pub.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Wow!! How good was this beer. Rich black and opaque. The beer looks like a pint of oil, with the slightest of purple shines. Rich liquorice aroma. Juicy and lovely. I could have drunk this all day. Stout like and massive in flavour despite it’s low ABV. Beer this flavoursome you could drink forever and not get drunk.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6164) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Evening Star Brighton. A black beer with a good bubbly beige head. An excellent smoky roasty mild with chocolate licorice and fossil fuel flavours together with a little sweetness. A very competent and tasty mild.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle.Brown with a small head,aroma of malt and chocolate taste is of roasted malt chocolate and fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7379) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13283) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009, 4th August 09. Very dark brown. Ultra smooth and soft. Lots of malt flavours. A good mild.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 11, 2006
Half pint gravity fed at the Battersea Beer Fest, dark ruby with an off-white frothy head. A sweet caramal aroma - very warming. Very smooth in the mouth - goes down easily. Subtle caramal in the flavour with a nice bitter finish.


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