Brewed by Prospect
Style: Mild Ale
Wigan, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Regular.
A delicious dark mild with hints of liquorice and a smooth malty taste. Part of our core beer range. SIBA National Silver Medal 2009, Mild Category. Named after a type of coal much prized for its slow-burning qualities.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7408) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
Cask (Gravity) at Charlbury Beer festival 04-07-09 Pours dark brown, no head and also lacking a little in the aroma stakes. Taste is good, plenty of nuts also strangely I get Coca Cola, there is also a little chocolate. A decent mild though it wasn’t quite as good as I was hoping it would be. A6 A3 F7 P4 Ov13 3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2009
5OOml bottle conditioned. Poured quite dark with a good sized off white head which lasted well down the glass. Malt and some smokeiness on the nose, with malt and a slight liqourice flavour in the mouth. A very smooth mild with the right balance (for me) of bitterness and sweetness, ie. more of the former and less of the latter. A good example of a northern dark mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch Inn, 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 4HY.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly - fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, coffee, smoke notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090123]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2009
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2008. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with some hints of nuts and some hints of smoke. Has a roasted malty nutty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2009
Cask handpull, SIBA Champions Fest 09, The Canalhouse, Nottingham. Mahogany with ruby edges, thick Irish coffee cream collar. Smoked nose with coffee splashes, Tia Maria, cask wood, gentle leafy hop, bits of age and vegetable showing. Sweetish but roasty with coffee, cocoa and lingering smoke. Yep, another tasty and balanced mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Marble Arch Inn. Dark mahogany with a good light beige head and plenty of lace. Nice chocolate, good fruit and a pleasant bitterness. Straight forward, very drinkable, excellent balance. A jolly good bit of mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Oxford BF. I’ve seen Prospect beers at a lot of festivals but this is the first I’ve drank. It won’t be the last. A very good mild. Black with whitish wisps for a head. Dry, smoky and roasty with licquorice notes, Added fruit in the mouth. Very good well brewed tasty mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Cask at Oxford BF ’08. Very dark brown. Creamy coffee aroma is excellent. Sweet, gentle nutty taste. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mightyacorn (4) - St Helens, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2008 does not count
I used to be a mild drinker, many years ago before it fell out of fashion, when it came back to popularity, I found the milds available to be either completely tasteless or too liquorishy, There are now three milds which I love to drink, Feather Pluckers Mild from the McGuinness Brewery at Rochdale, now sadly no longer with us, Fruiterer’s Mild from Cannon Royal in Worcester, only rarely available and, Nutty Slack from Prospect. Each of these brews are or were very reminiscent of the mild available in my younger days. Nutty Slack is a top quality mild from a top quality brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
Cask conditioned at Barons Bar, Southport. Black with cream head. This had just gone on and was hit by the waiting hordes, seemed to be popular. Nice, dry roasty malts filling up the background flavours with yes, a nutty bitter flavour to the fore. I must say, i am enjoying Mild May this year, there have been some good ones to try.

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