Brewed by Sarah Hughes
Style: Mild Ale
Dudley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2009
Actually managed to get to the Beacon Hotel to try this on cask. Great pub, if youíre in the Midlands you should really seek it out, especially for the Sarah Hughes beers. Anyway, the beer. Appearance: Ruby red in colour, with a good fluffy off-white head. Aroma: There is a clear fruitiness in the aroma, definitely blackcurrants, and other berries. An underlying roasted maltiness is present, along with slightly sweet toffee-like scent. Taste: Blackberries, and other dark fruits are very prominent at the start. There is a sweet maltiness after the fruits, which provide a mild biscuitiness. The finish is ever so slightly bitter, with a very noticeable taste of alcohol. Mouthfeel: Medium in the body, with no carbonation. Quite sweet and tart feel. Drinkability: This is a beer that I have been wanting to try for a long time and I wasnít disappointed when I finally got chance to. At 6% ABV, this is strong for a mild but it works well. Itís very drinkable, and it is easy to see how it has gained such a good reputation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jter9 (12) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2009
Cask at Keele univerity postgrad bar. Lovely dark ruby appearance, possible hint of berries. long after taste and full of body. one of the best!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Cask @ 3 Judges. Dark brown colour, small tan head. Aroma of nutty malts and fruits. Alcohol very noticable. Flavour of toasted malts and fruits. Alcoholic. Bitter finish. Needs a rerate. Canít get past the strong alcohol presence. Rerate: cask @ 3 Judges. Aroma of glue. Dry and somewhat smoky finish. +.4.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2009
Handpulled cask at the Beacon Hotel.. Dark brown with an off white head. Very sweet and malty with plums and caramel.. Not much in the way of hops but thats ok for a mild. Took a few pints to tune in to this and really started to enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2008
Cask. Blackfriars, Glasgow. Dark red color with an off-white head. Aroma: Blackcurrant, lightly roasted malt, wine-like sourishness, caramel. Flavor: Sourish, lightly roasted malt, berries, caramel, grape-skins, chocolate, some bitterness but more on the sourish side. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
Cask, various places. Colour is exactly as youíd expect given its name. Lovely dark colour complemented by an off-white head. Malt and fruit in the aroma - slight hint of berries. Smooth, sweet chocolate gives way to an unexpected sourness. Unbelievably strong for a mild at 6% it packs a fair bit of body. Always on my list of targets at beer festivals and Iíve never been disappointed.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4402) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
Cask at The Olde Starre Inn, York 30 Apr 08.Dark ruby colored. A creamy tanned head. Hardly any aroma. Unvaried flavor of some sweet fruits. No bitterness or distinct aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag OíNails, Bristol 22/3/08. Deep brown colour with some ruby undertones. Aroma was subdued, with a touch of toffee and dark fruit. The flavour was more assertive with plenty of dark chocolate and fruit, and a hint of sourness in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoddyAsh (2) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008 does not count
Cask @ Devonshire Arms, South Normanton. Seems to be a regular house beer. Not really a Mild (not at 6%) more like an Old Dark Ale. Nevertheless itís very drinkable, fruity, berry nose with a full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2007
on cask at 3 judges, glasgow. ruby enough, light head, hint of port in the aroma, some red berry and toffee, some prickly bitterness, quite drinkable

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