Brewed by Theakston
Style: Mild Ale
Masham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Keg; Regular.
Previously known as Theakston Dark.
A dark, delicious beer with a dry palate and a full, rounded, Fuggle hop flavour. Brewed using three different malts: pale malt for body, crystal malt for rich flavour, and black malt for texture and taste.

NOTE: Only ratings for the keg version should be placed here. The cask version has a separate entry.

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, - JUL 6, 2012
On tap, George Hotel, Youlgreave. Near black with a firm cream head.  Aromas are nutty and lightly roasted with lightly liquorice and dark chocolate.  Oats with hints of cream.  Flavours are earthy with prickly carbonation and light roast malts.  Dry on the finish with some roastiness.  OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anfractuosity (345) - - SEP 7, 2016
Refreshing beer, easy drinking. Could easily drink a few, very nice.............

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Had a few pints of this at Lakeside bar on a campsite at Sproatley. Pours dark with long lasting creamy head with nice texture & tastes quite light. One of the most moreish dark ales I’ve ever tried, really good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Keg at Brookvale Park Social club; dark brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma had light fruit and some chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Keg at Highland Drove, Great Salkeld. Pours dark mud brown with tan head. Looks the part, tastes like water and chemicals. Shocker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Keg at Tap and Spile, Birmingham. Smooth, light, dark. Pretty moreish, without being too flavoursome. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2121) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Keg at the Mermaid, Porth, Cornwall. Chestnut coloured with a large creamy head. Takes a while to develop, but unusually for a keg beer it does. Chocolate and toffee up front, then a light roastiness, then a developing fruitiness. Maybe a little watery, maybe a little sweet, but overall not bad at all for a keg mild.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Keg at the Black Bull, Penwortham. Pours clear brown, thick, creamy head. Light roast aromas, little else. Taste is watery, thin, light roast again. Thin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5422) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Black and creamy. Slight roasted aroma with even a bit of smoke. Plain tasting and simple but certainly a decent session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Keg in Bentham. Dark with a cream head. Coffee, but some fruitiness too. OK but watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
(Keg): Dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of nuts, malt, toffee. Flavour is malty, slightly roasty with little hints of toffee, nuts and a bit of fruit on the finish. Not bad.

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