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Pictish Black Diamond

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Brewed by Pictish
Style: Mild Ale
Rochdale, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask; Seasonal - May.
A full bodied, rich, dark Mild. Roast barley flavours dominate the palate and lead to a subtle well balanced finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Market Porter London 16/05/13. A near black beer with an off-white head. Light roast throughout. Very mild indeed. Edging towards sweet. A bit of veg. Quite plain as milds were a few years ago but nowadays milds have lots more about them for better or worse.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2010
cask at cloisters ... deep red brown ... thin off white lacing ...light roast tiny charcoal hit nose ... rich full toffee malts ... dark fruits ... little smokey ... rich but soft

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Some interesting rum and raisin dark chocolate character, with a small tartness, however the roasted barley adds a roasty bitterness and gives a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2009
Cask, Bacchus, Newcastle. A slightly thinner mild than I like, but still, a tasty brew. Slightly juicy, a hint of grain and a bit of smokiness in there. I’d like to have seen a bit more body to it though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2009
Cask handpull @ The Market Porter. Deep brown with a thin beige head. Nice roasty malts, a little choc, coffee, subtle ash and earthyness. Extremely drinkable with lots of flavor for 3.5%.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2008
Handpulled cask at Lower Red Lion, St. Albans. Almost black with a proud head made up of large bubbles. Very bitter for a mild with a grainy, roasted flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2008
Cask @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear light to medium red brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (020508)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival.
Dirty brown with a bubbly head. Nutty malt with some slight coffee notes. Actually the malt is superb. Tiny bit of choc and roast and a good earthy finish with very light bitterness. A good mild.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
Cask@Ealing BF. Another subtle mild, with some light roasted malt and chocolate flavours. This had a slightly irony taste, quite minerally. Mouthfeel is really soft, nice and drinkable mild.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
Cask gravity at Ealing BF 2007. Very dark ruby with thin beige head. Some choc/coffee in mouth. Good tasting in mouth. Finish has some choc/charcoal and a bit of spicyness. Decent mild, though aroma is poor. Middle and end are good. I keep having Pictish beers as Gazza swears by them. Also good to see the last person who rated this was Kook last year at the same festival.


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