RateBeer
overall
59
75
style
Brewed by Strathaven
Style: Mild Ale
Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A well balanced dark mild with a rich chocolate aroma. A blend of American hops give this ale a subtle lingering orange zest aftertaste.


tombyars' rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, - JUL 19, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in July 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Black in colour with ruby highlights and a thin creamy buff head. Slight dusty drinking chocolate powder note in the short aroma. Thin watery mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with chicory, plain chocolate and roast grain notes present. Dry hop flowers noted in the dusty citrusy aftertaste. Finish is dry with tart bramble fruit and weak coffee notes present in the mouth. An ok session mild from Strathaven but still prefer Trumpeter though.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Erdig und torfig mit einem Schuss Malz und Kaffee. Etwas Schokolade, wenig Frucht, dafür blättrig und dumpf auf der Zunge. Dennoch nicht wirklich schlecht.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (4589) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle from Britische Biere in Düsseldorf. The beer has got a deep black colour with an low head and medium body. Aroma of peat and torf with some earthy hints. Taste of roasted chocolate, torf, peat, woods, dark bread and leaves. Dry and earthy finish with malty hints. Drinkable and solid ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured black, with a scummy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, Oxo and liquorice. Watery palate. Dark fruit flavours, with some cake and brown bread. Finish was ash, resin and burnt malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3993) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2014. Dark ruby red coloured pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity berry, dries fruit and alcohol. Flavour is composed of mild roast barly and sharp apple, lingering roasted nuts. Palate is medium light, low carbonation. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (8393) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, holzig, würzig. Geschmack leicht torfig, röstmalzig, bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, nose is cheesy, dry roasted, taste is thin, sweet, dry roast, chocolate, light fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours clear dark brown, no real head. Aromas of light milk chocolate, light fruit. Taste is sweet. Thin body. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (3081) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate and some roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Gravity cask at the London Drinker BF 2014. Pours brown with a frothy tan head. Good snout with notes of dry cocoa and milk chocolate. Light sweet flavor with mild roasted malt character, further milk chocolate, slight earth, dried berries, chalky cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation; great condition. Balanced finish, more cocoa, roast, slight charcoal. Nicely balanced beer. Never gets too big for its britches.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Dark brown, lightly chocolatey aroma, light slightly toffeeish character, subtle hop note. Good mild, little bit of blackberry.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50