Brewed by Strathaven
Style: Mild Ale
Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1589) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Cask pint at The Sanderling (JDW), Glasgow airport. Very dark with some off white head. A nice consistency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6422) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
500ml bottle. Quasi black colour with small, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Chocolately, dark malty aroma, dusty, spicy overtones, a touch of mandarine zest. Taste is roasty dark malty, slightly chocolately, mildly bitter hints of orange and mandarine zest; light and watery, super-soft palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2507) - CROATIA - FEB 25, 2015
Cask at the The Counting House, Glasgow. Pours black with beige head. Roasted malts, some chocolate, dark fruit. moderate sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle from the Strathaven shop into a pint glass. Nice lightly roasty mild, and a good drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (6470) - Wanne-Eickel, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9285) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (17058) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, nose is cheesy, dry roasted, taste is thin, sweet, dry roast, chocolate, light fruit.

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