Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Mild Ale
Heywood, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Seasonal - April & May

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Black with a very small head. Has a good mild character with a light roasted aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Cask@Market Porter, London. Reddish brown colour with a small foamy off-white head, gives some lace. Aroma is malts, osme toasted notes, chocolate, mild berries as well as some slight ashy notes. Flavour is sweet malts, some berries, roasted malts, mild ashes, chocolate and some nutty notes. Pleasant Mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Cask, The Postern Gate (JDW), York. Black body with murky brown hints. Medium off white head. Fruity, red wine, malty, peaty, chocolate notes, coffee. Bitter. Watery palate, Dry finish. I agree with several other commentators here - seemed more like a stout to me, or at least a stout/mild hybrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Cask, Devonshire cat. Dense black, creamy head. Faint currant and plumb. Smooth, mildly roasted malt finish with some cherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire England S1 2GH.

Clear dark brown color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is light moderate malty, roasted, dark roasted, salty, chocolate malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, salty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100424]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
16th April 2010. Very dark brown beer but it is clear. Dry palate, very dry. Bitterish dark malt and underlying hop that also imparts bitterness. There is a pleasant tang in the middle. Overall this beer is way too dry and too one dimensional in itís bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 The High Cross, Leicester. As good as impenetrable with a glint of ruby at the edges; loose yellow-tan collar, maps of tan daubing the glass. Big carbon and alpha presence (or so I thought); hints of tangerine running under inedibly charred toast, ash, touch of cardboard. Perfumey citrus hop and blackened toast aroma. Very US; could do with a notch more creaminess to soften the hop and carbon. Iím nit-picking. Excellent, not-very mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
[Cask at the Monks Retreat, Reading] Nice smokey aroma, tastes of earth & coffee with slight ashy hints, but itís all a bit muted. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9939) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are roast malts with liquorice and dark syrup. Astringent herbal notes with hints of dark chocolate. Flavours are light coffee with earthy, dry hops. Fairly bitter with some oily notes. Peppery on the finish with more coffee bitterness coming through. A good mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. A phenomenal mild in my opinion. Shiny black in colour with a tawny hue, and a tan head; aroma of burnt treacle; thinly bodied but with rich locorice and burnt treacle flavours; and a finish that remids me of Pontefract Cakes. Excellent.

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