Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Mild Ale
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular. Previously brewed at 4.0%. Also available bottled.

See: Dark cherry, ruby red
Smell: Sweet, strawberries, smokey
Taste: Soft, rich, complex
A dark premium mild ‘Silver medal CAMRA Winter Beer Festival 2002’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14074) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Brown color with a nice red glare coming through, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly leaves, lightly caramel and lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Z pompy, One Eyed Rat, Ripon. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, klarowne. Piana lekko przyciemniona, bardzo gesta i kremowa, zostawia gruba warstwe i bardzo mocno oblepia szklo. W aromacie karmel, kawa, czekolada, toffi, orzechy, bardzo intensywne melanoidyny, minimalny piernik, migdaly i dym. W smaku wlasciwie to samo, jednak mniej intensywne niz w aromacie, lekko kwaskowate, minimalnie alkoholowe. W odczuciu gladkie, kremowe, ale jednak troche zbyt wytrawne. Goryczki brak. Wysycenie niskie, ledwie wyczuwalne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask at Kings Tun JDW. Dark orange / brown, big bubbly tan head. Aroma - musty malts, molasses, smoke, sugars. Body is medium, touch of carbonation. Taste is sweet caramel up front, then almond, some astringent chemically hops, finishes with a soft smokey bitterness and a bit of booze. Interesting, easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Mild taste. Gorgeous chocolatey tasting but thin and hoppy on the tongue. Hardly any head. Deep ruby red black ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Gravity dispense at the 15th Kingston BF, 16/05/14. God this thing gets wheeled out for just about every BF going but stil not got round to rating it despite having first had it over 10 years ago! Extremely dark mahogany brown with a big bubbly light tan covering. Nose is toffee, biscuit, dark fruit pangs, toffee apple, hint of spice. Taste comprises dark malts, light roast, toffee, dark fruit rinds. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (5670) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 21012012. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas an flavours: Chocolate, some grain and weak malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
Cask at JDW, Streatham Hill. Pours a dark reddy amber with a bubbly off white head. Malty, toffee aroma. Light body, mild carbonation, a bit thin. Toffee, some hazelnut, wood, dirt, light lemon in the finish. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - APR 18, 2014
Cask Pint from Robin Hood in Sheffield. Deep, dark red with a short lived frothy head. Strong smell of toffee. A little heavy on the carbonation, but good flavours of nut and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 11, 2014
Pours a good tawny colour with a tan coloured head. Good rich aroma of malt, and a little hint of chocolate and toffee. The taste is all malt with dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Lightly smoky, plenty of malt, dark fruits of the forest all coming through here. Enjoyable mild.

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