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Potbelly Beijing Black

Brewed by Potbelly
Style: Mild Ale
Kettering, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Cask' Regular.
A strong dark mild - mild but not meek!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
13th August 2014
GBBF Day 2. Cask. Clear deep brown beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild and dry dark malts with a mellow tang. Touch of unsweet dark chocolate. Insipid dark fruits. Dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1784) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a very dark ruby, with a dense off-white head. Aroma of burnt malt, charcoal and dried fruit. Dark fruit sweetness in the flavour, with some apples and grain. Mouthfeel was fairly thin. Finish was chewy malt, hay and grassy hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4686) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel, roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavors of dark malts, grainy and coffee
Thin, decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8228) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Dark brown color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, lightly bitter, slightly hop and slightly earthy. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours a dark coke colour with an off white head. Dusty, light dark chocolate aroma with a little coffee. Light to medium body. Sweet with some milk chocolate, caramel, lemon, grass, light orange. Its a bit thin, but its OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (4211) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Cask - Light roast malts and toast. Deep brown with no head. Toasted malts and alight finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at the 2014 GBBF. Caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of cream head. Aroma is earthy nutty roast , light spiced on the mose. Flavour is choc, earthy roast . palate is a bit thin and low carbonation. A bit watery. Lingering choc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Recent but much appreciated dark mild with a yellowish beige head and very dark reddish brown colour; aroma of dark fruits, dates, raisins, caramel, butter (diacetyl) but also a lot of roasted malts (coffee, bitter chocolate) which I had not expected in this style and reminds me more of a stout. Fruity taste, soft and buttery, caramel, creamy, gently evolving to a dry, roasted bitter finish. Interesting but not a ’real’ or at least typical mild to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark brown, no head. Aroma: Chocolate, toast, grassy/hay, stewed prunes. Taste: Low sweetness and bitterness, medium sourness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light body, low/average carbonation, citric sharpness and sourness in a lingering chocolate malty finish. Comments: Tasty, strong acetic notes, a bit like a Flemish sour ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (772) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Not black but darkest possible brown. Did not like the sulphur aroma. The taste is full of contradiction: sour, yeast, roast malt, coffee, herbs. Nice sweet finish. OK overall.

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