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


on tap

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - 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 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.

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13397) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (833) - 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 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - 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 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.

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