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


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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A strong dark mild - mild but not meek!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense), Ealing Beer Festival, May 2006. This beer had developed a bit of a buzz, so I was looking forward to trying it. I wasn’t disappointed. A good mild is not easy to make; they can drift into weak and watery territory or go too far in the other direction so that they are not really milds at all. I thought this had the balance about right. Very dark colour, almost black and opaque. The roast malt on the nose hits the spot nicely and is not too extreme. Subtle roast notes continue on the palate, with cocoa powder and hints of liquorice coming through. There’s just a dab of bitterness to provide just a touch of bite. The body is smooth but not too rich. Drinks very easily but has enough character to hold the attention. Which is just what is required in a mild. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (5936) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
Cask at Peterborough Beer Fest. Very dark brown without much head. Vinous, syrupy, dark fruits (black grapes, plums), black liquorice. Rather sweet. I’m not familiar with the Mild Ale style but to me this tasted like a light and fruity porter. Not bad but not good enough to grow a potbelly drinking that Potbelly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Assembly Rooms, Derby 07/07/2006 Coffee roast aroma. Dark red coloured and smooth on the palate. Fruity with some dryness in a coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 A Mes rate: Cask @ PBF. Liquorice and malty nose. Lots of coffee and dark fruits in the flavour. Wonderful creamy chocolate malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6036) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2006
(Cask at GBBF, London, 2 Aug) Colour is dark brown, almost black, with beige frothy head. Nose is roasted with black coffee, chocolate and bitter cocoa. Taste is malty and roasted with notes of chocolate and dark rye bread. Some sweetness, rather smooth and with a nice bitterness in the finish. Taste leaning in the schwarzbier direction. A very nice new acquiantance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
[Cask at GBBF] Near black. Sweet with rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Vey roasty with some syrup and a hint of apples and resin.Low bitterness. A bit sweet and raw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 7, 2006
Cask, Derby Beer Festival. Very dark ruby, small off-white head. Moderate maltiness, coffee, dark chocolate. Some bitterness, light carbonation in the mouth, dry, quite heavy. Nice all-round ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2006
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: Lovely malt coffee aroma on a bright black body. For a Mild Ale this was very good, full body and full flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2006
Cask @ Ealing BF 06: Simple black in colour. Dry malts, some coffee and liquorice there too. Very moreish and suprisingly full bodied. 4.4%?? Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2006
Cask@Ealing Beer festival. Classy mild. Soft, yet full mouthfeel. Roasty mocha and chocolate characters, which seem to last an age. Some lightly smoky charcoal characters. Some roasty bitterness towards the end. Very nice mild.

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