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.

imdownthepub's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13395) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Tried at the Lincoln beer festival 2016. Dark brown colour with an off white head. Slight fruity and chocolate aroma and taste. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17239) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Gravity dispense at the First Windsor Craft Beer Festival, W&E brewery, 19/09/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige head. Nose is dark malt, liquorice, light spice, brown bread, toffee. Taste comprises light cocoa, dark fruit shreds, biscuit crumble, toffee, nutty, liquorice, cherry pipe tobacco. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close. Solid flavoursome mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2275) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a finger of tan head on a dark brown body. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. The taste is roasted malt, mild coffee with a touch of chocolate. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. It’s quite tasty and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark chestnut, creamy golden-brown. Almond, salt licorice light roast aromatics. Surprisingly full and chewy, mellow mouthfeel. Roast grains, licorice, light grassy notes. Bordering a porter, delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Cask @ The Angel, Manchester. A dark mild, not black, with a thin head. There’s some roasted malt in its nose, but very little in taste, however it’s has a very palatable texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Cask @ Magpie ..brentford. a textbook Mild . Dark brown ,with subtle beige . Nose suggests roast malt _this shows on the palate with chocolate notes. .berry fruit tart vibes . Rich palate,slight dry finish. A pretty good dark ale!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Hardly any aroma. Looks like it should have a smell because it's really dark in colour. Has a slight chocolatey taste but the taste doesn't live up to the colour. A sheep in wolf's clothing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
On cask at Hare and Hounds, Padiham - Not a bad one to rack up your 1000th rate. Deep black body, thick lacing beige head. Lots of roasted notes coming through, coffee, dark chocolate, a little thin on the taste but backs it up with a nice rich smoky finish. Very enjoyable really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
A - light coffee with a touch of chocolate A - dark with little to no head T - light sweet with mid bitter P - full O - a weak cold cup of coffee in a good way

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Bottle filtered - Dark brownish/black with a light ruby tint to it and a frothy lasting tan thick head. Smell of roasted malt,smoke, coffee and chocolate, Medium smooth body with a light fiz and long bitter finish. Smooth taste of bitter roast caramel malt, smoke and coffee. Lasting bitter ash taste. Nice solid ale.

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