jjsint (666) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Engineers Arms, Henlow. Light reddish brown with a bit of white head. Aroma of candy sugar, lingonberries, slight tinge of balsamic vinegar. Taste is a sweet/sour assertion of its strength, with a bitter/sour fruity finish. A tough beer to rate, as it has to be served in optimum condition to appreciate it. Drinking it in a top pub, as is my privilege tonight, helps. But even still, every sip is different, every finish reveals a slightly different shade of its character. Worth exploring for its many facets.
Niall73 (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity pour at wandsworth common bf. Pours a dark red/brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, with a medicinal pepto bismol thing and caramel. Medium body, mild carbonation. It's sweet, with dark fruit, candy, a little cough medicine, rum, toffee, slight grass and light wood. Nice.
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DandyLion (515) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the pub, Leicester. Dark ruby colour (well duh). This is really nice. Not a strong aroma- a bit plummy. The taste is plums, chocolate, dark malts. You can get the alcohol on the back end. Really is a good mild. (Mild never used to be lower alcohol yadayadayada). A supper though and I only had 20 mins. You could milk this for a long time.
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minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Winter Beer Festival, Prince of Wales, Shrewsbury. Pours chestnut brown with a rich taste encompassing plums, fruit cake, dried fruits, spices, dark malts.. not bad at all.
jparsons2222 (7) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum ! Quite swiggable for a beer festival favourite. but one cannot drink a lot of this because it has so much strength and flavour but its a really lovely change
wimpyjoe (3568) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Dark ruby in colour with a thin head. It’s strength is just about evident and it has a small sweet character. Medium bodied.
dogen (30) - ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Words cannot describe. The finger is not the moon. Draught at the Holy, Etruria. A pint of liquid Christmas pudding. Delicious. Overpowering nose, mouthfeel, taste...
A near religious experience.
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Old Silk Mill (Derby)
This was a special festival beer on cask in late July. Looking at the ratings before I ordered I knew it would be worth a half pint. The results did not disappoint - this might be one of the best milds and proof that not everything "mild" has to be a watery 3.6% mess.
Aroma / Appearance - The deep black base keeps a rosy red edge like flat cola. Plums, chocolate, truffles, and dry black coffee share the stage like a team of well coordinated actors.
Flavor / Palate - The melted chocolate texture is rich with flavors. Starting with red licorice a wave of bittersweet tea and malts carry into the smooth velvety finish. This is a bit like a light dessert in a glass. If you’ve only got time to try to one mild in the UK this one would be worth it.
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Beacon Hotel, Sedgley, 06/07/13 on the RB Black Country Bash.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized tan head.
Nose is roasty malts, light chocolate, dark fruits, plummy notes, sugars.
Taste comprises dark malts, berry fruit, light cocoa, dark fruits.
Medium bodied with a little punch, soft carbonation, hint of alcohol in the finish.
Solid stuff, had many a pint of this over the years and this was the best place to rate it! A boozey rich mild!
KernowBear (1) - - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Still a great example of a pre WW1 mild, the ones that teetotal British PM Lloyd-George ?banned? !!