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

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unknown

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Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3961) - 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. Can’t get past the strong alcohol presence. Rerate: cask @ 3 Judges. Aroma of glue. Dry and somewhat smoky finish. +.4.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1256) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4.4
   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 you’d 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 I’ve never been disappointed.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4001) - Tromsø, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6119) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, 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.

3.7
   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 it’s very drinkable, fruity, berry nose with a full body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6203) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : 2   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : 4   Cereals : 2   Coffee : XX   Dark Chocolate : 1   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : 1   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : XX   Leafy : 2   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Ah, finally I get to try this classic amongst milds, albeit strong. And it is not bad, an honest toasty, lightly roasty example with a nice sweet choco kiss and fair cereal notes.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
Cask (Peterborough BF 2007) Sweet amber smell (did I really write that?) Rich dark red. Spicy malty taste. Sweet and quite powerful. A little alcoholic. Nutty.


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