chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer # 23 at Dartford Beer Festival with SilkTork and Duff. In a festival almost bereft of darker beers, we were keen to try anything. We should have stuck to the bitters, This mild was thin and uninteresting. ST may be right in his suspicion that this is just bitter darkened with caramel. Cask (gravity dispense).
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dartford Fest. Gravity. Bland. So obvious that this is the ordinary Theakston’s Bitter with some caramel. Not interesting at all. Tastes like a keg mild.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned - no sparkler - Malt Shovel Northampton. Aroma is of cherry skins, the beer is an attractive reddy black colour. The beer has a slight roasty taste, but the overriding experience is disappointing as it is too watery, but we’ve come to expect that of the big breweries in this country.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity dispensed at The Rutland, Chesterfield (lovely pub!). Traditional Mild, with some coffee flavour, but in essence a light, smooth beer. Very dark brown, with a loose, bubbly head. Pleasant.
rauchbier (3499) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Station, Habrough. Deep ruby red, almost black. Good off white head and moderate fine condition. Quite complex aromas of fruity berries, chocolate and some toast. Generous blackberry and chocolate in the mouth and a powdery chocolate and slightly woody finish.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned at The Everley Hotel, Yorks. Dark russet brown with large head. Smokey, dry, bitterness in a flavoursome mild. Quite a grainy, musty finish.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 [Cask conditioned] Spicy aroma, with smoked notes and notes of cayenne pepper. The flavour is also quite peppery. Unfortunately it finishes quite thin. Rating 7-4-5-3-13=3,2
Re-rate: [Cask conditioned] Very creamy head. Chocolate aroma. Nice roasty and dry flavour. Reminds me of a good Irish stout.
Sigmund (4511) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milds are really not my favourite style among cask ales - most of them are, well, too mild... However, this one is probably about as good as a mild can get.
RichardGretton (4114) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light coffee taste mixed with a smooth palate. A refreshing mild on a warm spring day.