EdKing (2411) - London, Greater London, - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in The Kings Head, Clapham. Colour is browny, berry purpley red, thin off white head. Nose is roasted malt, berry fruit. Taste is roasted malt, blackberry fruit, coffee. It all balances nicely together. Finish is malty berry fruit and coffee grounds.
ManVsBeer (8778) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Sportsman, Huddersfield. Sportsman Bizarre Beer Festival. Not quite black but an extremely dark cloudy reddish-brown with no head. The ale has an extremely mild sweetness with hints of roasted malt. Very easy drinking.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Moo Bar Carlisle. Reddy brown mild, nice bit of woody malt, a touch of the fruit in there. Doesn’t stray too far from being a traditional DM & that’s gine by me. Soft and smooth texture and finish
Mr_Pink_152 (3916) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried at the Sanford Park Ale House, Cheltenham. Aroma has the berries, and so does the taste. a touch fruity for me against a watery beer.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Liverpool Craft Beer Expo, Camp & Furnace. Dark brown looks with a thin tan head. Nose had notes of roast, ash and blackberry. Flavour was gently sweet with more blackberry, chocolate, ash, malt and coffee notes. Maybe a bit on the thin side, but ok stuff.
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours dark brown with limited head. A decent smoky mild with a lashing of blackberry. Pleasant.
mr_h (4803) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by gravity at Ayrshire Beer Festival, Concert Hall, Troon - opaque very dark brown, thin bubbly tan head, roasted malty aroma with berry fruits, no lacing, some coffee and blackberry, unusual mix, oily feel, bitter fruity, malty finish
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Earl of Essex, 24/06/14.
Dark mahogany brown with reddish hues when held in the light topped by a moderate light tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is blackberry forward, light must, hint of spice, woody notes, earthy.
Taste comprises red berry fruits, lighter blackberry than on the nose, musty, sweet sugary notes, bramble berry compote, light biscuit.
Light to medium body, a little thin, fruity close with light grassy pangs.
Unusual grassy presence for a mild. Ok berry fruit mild but not one I’d be looking to drink again though!
Mjp12 (1424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An easy drinking mild, but for me the blackberry flavour didn’t really come through, but the fruit flavour hid the mild taste. A bit of a mix.
jjsint (2379) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Very dark brown with a tight little head. Aroma dominated by charcoal, there’s light fruit but not as pronounced as the smokiness. The berry asserts itself in the gorgeous sweet and fruity taste. Disappears under a cloud of bittersweet blackberry and smoke. Light palette, a bit too weak for my personal taste. A brilliant mild.
minutemat (4452) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ Shrewsbury Beer Festival 2013. Probably the stand-out beer of the festival for me. Has a beautifully fruity blackberry quality where you can almost taste the seeds, together with a lovely mild maltiness that slips down well. Really impressed.