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Pictish Black Diamond

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


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Seasonal - May.

A full bodied, rich, dark Mild. Roast barley flavours dominate the palate and lead to a subtle well balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (823) - ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2016
Nice clear mahogany with a bit of head. Aroma of roast, toast, and coffee, with some bitter chocolate notes. Taste it roasty, toasty, and so damn drinkable that I finished half a glass in one swallow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Cask at the CP&K, 22/06/16. Mahogany brown with a well appointed beige cap. Nose is tobacco, earthy, dark fruit esters, ageing wood. Taste comprises brown bread, tobacco, faint cherry skins, toffee. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light dryness in the close. Decent mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Very dark red with a thin head. Very mild tasting with light roasted malts evident in both its aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1813) - 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.

   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%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1292) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - 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)

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