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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2009
Near black colored with red hints. Little beige head. Roasted aroma with creamy notes, some chocolate also here. Thin to medium bodied, watery palate. Flavor is also roasted with chocolate grassy notes too, aftertaste has some yeasty-lemony tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2009
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 6 Aug 2009) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with dark fruit, prunes and coffee. Malty, nutty taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, some liquorice and a mild bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Below medium body. Nice and tasty mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Dark nutty brown color, small beige head. Smoke and tobacco in the aroma. Light palate has tobacco and toasted malts. Too much color malts, too burned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Very deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is roasted malts, some fruits, wood and smoke. Flavour is quite much the same along with some sweetish nectary/honeylike notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2009
500 ml bottle courtesy of Tom B who picked it up on a recent trip to England and brought it over to share. Dark hazy brown pour with a medium tan head and some decent rings of lace. Chocolate, lightly roasted nuts, and maybe even a little coffee in an aroma that is not overwhelming, but subtly inviting. Smooth, medium body and light carbonation, a nice velvety mouthfeel that belies it’s low ABV. Predominantly malt based flavors with hints of licorice, and the hops make their presence known only by the lack of residual sweetness. This is a delicately balanced and well crafted brew, and the very low ABV would make it a great session beer. Too bad we can’t get it over here in the States.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9581) - 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 (185) - 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 (43888) - 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 (23012) - 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 (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

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