AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Haymarket Bar, Pours opaque black with ruby tints and a nice head. The nose is of liquorice and smoke. The taste is more of the same. The palate is medium bodied and textured with an elegant clean finish. Overall, great.
Jimthechap (1925) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, it does what it says on the tin: it’s the same colour as ruby port with a cream coloured head and little evident carbonation. The aroma is of mellow caramel, dates and muscatele sultanas, rich dark malts and gentle aging. The flavour is gratifyingly rich and complex with rich plumminess and an almost church wine-like flavour. Carbonation comes to the fore bringing out the spices (cinnamon and mace) with its spiky but not prickly notes. This is a lip-smacking and generous ale.
gjb968 (8) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking at a pub beer festival. A nice first pint. Lots of flavour.. ready for another.
jamesie1857 (1556) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - A dark mahogany body with lacy white head, smoky nose with a hit of espresso in there, a solid body with a malty after taste. One of the best milds I’ve had this year.
Brandman (2274) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown mahogany body, white head. Aroma has lots of metal, bag of coins.Some sweet maltiness, not strong flavours. Mild. In any sense.
BlackHaddock (4552) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle: best before the end of August 2012, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on the last day of July 2012, one month before it’s BBD.
Good looking brew: dark brown body with a full, deep tan coloured head on top.
Coffee in the nose along with some roasted malty molasses (but without the sweetness). Chocolate notes arrived as the beer warmed.
The taste was all malt with a hop bitterness always there in the mix. Fruit cake with chocolate and nutty hints: add a malt loaf and you’ve almost got the flavours I found.
Smooth rather than creamy in the mouthfeel, a pleasant Mild all round.
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Cask at the Blue Bell in York. Cocoa and cherry aroma. Mahogany red with tan head. Dark chocolate flavor with a hint of cherry and a dry finish.
niquillis (1449) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 On cask at the huntsman, cheadle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Mocha, quite thin. Pleasant enough mild but not a champion beer.
6/12/14 - Straight from the barrel at Yew Tree, Cauldon. Much more flavoursome than previously. A thoroughly good mild.
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Beer City, batch#2734, BB 11/2012.
Couleur acajou, col épais crémeux beige/café au lait.
Arôme malté sur un léger bouquet de noisette, pointe de fruits rouges.
En bouche, malt cara, grillé en retrait, note levure sur une amertume de fin de bouche. Malt pâle et amer et ce profile fruité rouge de fin de bouche. Reste correcte alternant un palais léger malt grillé sur une carbonation active.
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30th January 2010
Clear dark brown beer. Whsiper of toffee malt on the nose. Light semi dry palate, quite airy. Nice hops - tangerine with a dash of lime. Underpinned by nutty malt. Finishes a little soft with a trace of bubblegum. A decent beer but that fact this was a GBBF winner tells you everything you need to know about the conservative nature of the British Camra beer scene.