daniele (4775) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
scura poca schiuma non molto persistente note tostate cioccolato caffe in bocca il malto è bilanciato dai marcati sentori ttorrefati caffe e cioccolato
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. At The Jerusalem Tavern. Poured near opaque ruby with a decent tasting foamy off-white head (3+). Slight sour malt aroma (middling roastiness), with treacle and a bit of tart fruit and coffee grounds. The taste is actually quite roasty, more coffee intensity with a hint of sour cherry - but very, very light bodied. Somewhat burnt and dry mouthfeel, nice bitterness in the linger - pretty solid - I’m pretty sure cask really helps this one a lot.
wheresthepath (1427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[500ml bottle from the brewery shop] I love St Peter’s Brewery, it’s buildings, its friendly staff, it’s beautiful bottles. It’s just a shame that as of yet I haven’t found a decent beer from them. Still, I reasoned, surely I couldn’t go wrong by trying their take on my favourite style? It pours dark brown (paler than your average mild) with a ridiculously large foaming beige head (no matter how carefully I poured it). Moderate and rather annoying carbonation. Aroma and flavour is all burnt malt, and hence rather bitter in aftertaste. There’s no depth; no other flavours discernable beyond this save maybe a hint of treacle. The mouthfeel is surprisingly refreshing and thirst quenching when cool, but becomes a little sticky as it warms. Overall this is a poor mild, and another disappointing beer from St Peter’s.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Dark brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, some mild roasted malts as well as some sweet wood. Flavour is wood, some dark dry fruits as well as mildly smoked wet wood.
Sigmund (4677) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Black colour, dark brown in the highlights, low head. Moderately roasty aroma with some winey notes. The flavour is smooth and moderately roasty, with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Easy drinking, quite nice.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Jerusalem Tavern. Dark brown with tiny beige head. Sweet malty with caramel, hops and roastyness. End mild bitter.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Jerusalem Tavern. Blackish color with garnet hilites. Something of a dark fruit aroma. Flavor is mildly sweet, mildly dark fruit. Seems complex. Finishes lightly dry and bitter - with fruit sustained. I really like it.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity) @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, sulphur. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (190108)
berkshirejohn (4126) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Majestic. Reddish brown with a dense light tan head; aroma of caramel and roast nuts; smooth and full in the mouth with a fruity chocolate bitterness leading to a dry chocolately finish. A really intense beer despite the low ABV - an excellent mild.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Jerusalem Tavern.
Nutty, smoky, dry. More like a stout than a mild, and that is fine by me!