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Brewed by Pheasantry
Style: Mild Ale
Newark, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A smooth, soft. satisfying Dark Ale with malty flavours, balanced bitterness and a velvety texture. 4.2% ABV.


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2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - APR 26, 2013
DA has a nutty and mildly chocolate aroma with a see through amber to dark brown colour with a quickly dissipating cream head. There is no real life in this beer and it has a texture that resembles flat pop but there are a strong malty flavours with a hint of smoke and liquorice. A drinkable beer but not competing with some of the other dark ales that are available.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Hand-pulled pint in The Portland Hotel, Chesterfield on 20th Nov 2014. Like it’s name suggests, this is a dark ale: dark chestnut in fact, with a creamy textured beige head on top. The head produced some impressive, heavy lacing as the beer level dropped in my straight sided Uk pint sleeve. Both the nose and taste were fruity with a roasted/toasted maltiness as a base, slight bitter and hop finish, but this is a malt driven brew with a good depth of body and flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle at the Room 118 tasting, Tulip Hotel Bodegraven, post BBF 6 day 1 26/09/14 thanks to Ian. Chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is dark malts, spice, brown bread, hint of ginger. Taste comprises dark malts, bready, dark fruit notes, a little bland. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Below average mild.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle at The Tulip tasting. Clear dark brown. Lasting beige head. Ok dark ale. Some malt. Some grainy chocolate. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle @ Borefts - Opening Dutch Bottles Over The Sink, Tasting 2014. Pours amber with a white head. Caramel, rye, fruit and bread. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1180) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
On cask at Cross Keys, Thame. Pours dark brown with tan foam head. Nutty beer with a thinness in texture. Decent mild.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4292) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
500 cl. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2014 Hotel Room tasting. Thank you! Dark brown amber, little off-white head. Sweet candy, spices, malt nose. Sweet taste, iron, malt, herbal, touch vegetable, light sugar. Med oily body. Very so/so.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark with a small head. Slightly malty but no really distinctive flavours. Easy to drink but a bit boring. My first from this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1036) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
500ml bottle from Doddington hall farm shop. Dark cola brown colour with a thin foam. Aromas are cola with nuts and coffee. Flavours is light coffee and toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2358) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Clear dark brown with smooth thick lacing lip-sticking foam head. Aroma is malty with some ground notes. Taste is nice smooth bitter, bit velvet, bit earthy. Short aftertaste. (Newark 201402)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle - Xmas gift. Poured a dark ruby with a rapidly dissipating off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and rye bread. Weird initial flavours of meat stock, unripe berries and some brown sugar. Finish was salty, earthy and slightly peppery. Strange.


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