tombyars (1607) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this at the Three Judges, Glasgow in March 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Black ruby in colour with a creamy buff head. Hint of roast grain in the short aroma. Good smooth mouthfeel and superb lacing. Dark malt complex gives a burnt toast note to start with and then plump overipe brambles comes through in the base. Very slight prickle noted in the short bitter aftertaste. Malty finish has dry roasted coffee beans, plain chocolate and woody cask notes. This is a cracking session mild and the best beer in the Rudgate portfolio - so far!
zacgillbanks (4551) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A very dark brown beer with a sweet malty flavour and a nutty and red fruity finish.
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper almost black with a tint of red. Light smell of roast and some cherry. Light slightly creamy light sticky body. Ruby taste, stawberry and chery. Light roast finish. A little stong for a mild. You can taste the alcohol. The berry flavour gets stronger.
Erasmus_ro (2543) - Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird. Pours a hazy dark red with a large, beige head. Aroma is fruity and nutty. Taste is fruit, nuts and caramel. A bit underwhelming though not that surprising considering the style and when it was had (in the middle of a tasting).
rosenbergh (10696) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird XV Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with small tan head.
Nutty and woody aroma with mild hops and some sweetness.
Mild malt, nuts, wood and dry mild hops in flavour.
Quite tasty for a Mild.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a small off-white head. The nose is roasted malts, caramel, chestnut and other nutty flavors. The taste is of grain and roasted malts. Dry finish. The palate’s medium. Nice, well-developed mild.
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a small, tan head. Malty with fruity tones. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium body and a nice, bitter sweet finish.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Blue Bell York. A clear brown colored beer, with a thick foamy light beige head. The aroma of caramel malt and fruits. The taste is gentle bitter with some sweet notes, with caramel. The aftertaste is some sweet, with a little bitter.
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark ruby with a quickly receding mid-brown head. Heady malts with nuts and a mild coffee on the nose. Mild bitter drink (living up to it’s name) but is a little heavy. A light carbonation and the mild bitter finish making this very drinkable.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[cask at Melton’s Too, York] Deep brownish red beer, quite a lovely colour. Thin white head. Roasty malt aroma with some chocolate, touch of fruit on the nose. Nutty, slightly toffeeish on the palate, more chocolate. Very well balanced. Very drinkable, touch thin maybe, but to be expected given the style