imdownthepub (13058) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Punch Bowl, Warwick as Spire Dark Side. Black with tan head. There is a roasty, drying bitterness from the start, pleasant bitterness with some fruitiness, prune, damson. Toffee on the close. Pretty decent.
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Montgomery’s Tower. Clear deep maroon color, tight tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is light caramel.
berkshirejohn (5951) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the "Summer of Love" Festival at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. An opaque plum colour with a ring of white head; nutty, toasted aroma; soft pluumy taste with some well roasted malts; and an attractive sour fruit and cinder toffee finish. A great mild.
jamesie1857 (1944) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Three Tuns, Dronfield - Dark ruby, beige head. Aroma of apples, fruit vinegar, good roasty malt notes and a hint of cake fruits.
AWS9 (631) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Dark ruby pour with ever present head. Solid maltiness, with plenty of fruit to lighten things - blackberry, grape? An oddly light-drinking dark ale. Interesting one.
deanso (8680) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the cask corner, doncaster.
Decent white head. Clear ruby pour. A little nutty aftertaste.
markas101 (2281) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The University Arms, Sheffield, UK. Mahogany colour, caramel and some raspberry aromas. Sweet then a mouth filling bitterness that is mellowed by the malt.
DanielBrown (4373) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled (probably) at the Wellington, Birmingham. A bit of tobacco and thin choc here. Rather on the harsh side for a Mild I thought.
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Derbyshire beer festival, Seven Stars, Bristol 6/12/10. Ruby red in colour with a decent, off-white head. Sweetish, fruity aroma with some powdered chocolate. Flavour was similar with some light bitterness in the finish. Enjoyable.
Borresteijn (6322) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Scotland, during the friday pubcrawl with Craig, Fin, Loz, Arjan, and later on Jan and Charlotte. Thanks for the nice afternoon guys! Chestnut colour, off white head. Aroma of butter, caramel/fudge, light roast. Flavour is butter, light fruity, fudge, light coffee. Light bodied, watery.