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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17282) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2006
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: Dark dark brown in colour. Medium-full bodied. Sweet malty caramel and light roast. Simple but very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 23/04/2001 Dark coloured and quite bitter for a mild of this ABV, drinks stronger too and has character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The White Lion, Fewcott, Oxon. Dark brown wih ruby glow, malty head. By heck they know how to brew a mild in Lancashire, richly roasted with coffee and chocolate notes, a little thin on the tongue as it should be and a nice blackberry fruity finish. Nice and steady.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2005
Pictish are usually associated with the golden ales in which they specialise but they certainly know how to make dark ones too. This is a lovely mild, very dark in colour, with a quite full body. Roasted malt abounds, with subtle chocolate, coffee and gentle dry bitterness on the finish. A top class mild. cask (handpump), Moorcock, Littleborough.

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