viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, quite sweet. Not much aroma but good flavour, some iron, with a sweet malt, cherry almost overlay. Dark appearance.
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Raisin-filled scones, nut bread and dark cherries move into herbal bitterness in this impressive Dark Mild.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the dark red-tinged brown.
-Malts, sugars and yeast profile combine for a tantalizing nose.
-Mouthfeel is healthy; not too lean, not too heavy.
-This is not the type of brew we see very often in North America.
-This must be even lovelier on cask.
Don2711 (384) - - APR 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby colour. Nose malty toffee. Licorice and burnt taste. For strength not bad on palate. All told good. Can see why champion 08-09-11-15.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the standing order. Pours deep ruby, nose is malty toffee, light roast malts, taste is sweet, chewy toffee, light fruit.
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark colour. Aroma is chocolatety, which follows to the taste with liqourice and medicinal notes
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at WHOAF 2015. It pours deep ruby with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, oily, sticky, boiled sweets, jammy berry, cola cubes, cola ice pole, fruit cake, wood, earth and plum skin. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, toasty, earthy, dried fruits, jammy berry, wood, sponge and a touch of charred wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and easy-going. Decent depth for the style. Not too shabby.
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany brown colour. Has a fruity malt aroma. Flavour is similar. Some sweet dried fruits. Quite full flavoured.
Travlr (21421) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity cask at St Albans beer festival. Clear ruby maroon color. Aroma of coffee and plums. Taste is fruity coffee. Interesting.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Waterhouse (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint.
Pours deep, reddish brown with lasting, creamy head. Damp, earthy aroma leads to some malty, cereal, caramel and hay flavour with light smokiness. A little thin on the palate and on the whole a simple, effective beer.
jjsint (2328) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at the Flying Pig, Cambridge. Mid- to dark brown with a reddish tinge. Woodsmoke, milky coffee, cinnamon and red currant aroma. Sweet taste with a slight bitter, almost astringent edge. A bit muddly but good overall.
themightylazza (108) - - AUG 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby mild, a quite pleasant nutty, fruitcake aroma. Dark fruit flavour, hintof soy sauce, a dry, lightly hopped finish. A decent stab at a ruby ale froma decent brewery, but lack of carbonation and lack of depth means a fairly average score only.