renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint from my Dave at GBBF 2010. Darkest blood red ruby colour. Fine bubbled rim, no lace. Fruity wet moss nose with a sweetener touch, quite chemical. Bitter nettle grass flavours with a heap of bitter sugared honey to finish off. Still quite artificial but more medicinal at the end. Odd watery finish.
wheresthepath (1833) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Gravity cask at Chippenham beerfest] Blackcurrant, sweet chocolate, roasted chestnuts, Horlicks-like malt, noticeably alcoholic. A good if unusual mild.
joe19612 (2227) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Farnham Beerex 2010. Good deep ruby colour with a small head. Plenty of fruit in the aroma, the taste is all winter berries, with a dry sour finish.
PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Actually managed to get to the Beacon Hotel to try this on cask. Great pub, if you’re 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 wasn’t disappointed when I finally got chance to. At 6% ABV, this is strong for a mild but it works well. It’s very drinkable, and it is easy to see how it has gained such a good reputation.
jter9 (12) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Bullit (4258) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.