RichardW (1520) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Hawkshead BF. Interesting light mild. Pale gold, dry and malty with wheaty notes. Has all the old school mild characteristics, with the malt giving a bit of sweetness late on.
Hanoi (405) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is caramel leading to strong toffee waffle, with a very subtle herbal note at the end- very mellow and nice.
Taste biscuit, leading to lots of butterscotch, a touch of herbal hops in the end. Mouthfeel is a touch thin.
It’s so rare I have a mild that this was a real treat.