tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Orange Tree, Chelmsford, 15th May 2015.
Beige lacing. Opaque colour. Some red too. Aroma is leather, grains, blackcurrants, wood. Taste is blackcurrants, grains, leather, moderate chocolate, nice hoppy finish. Light-roasted. Great for an English mild.
wheresthepath (2004) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Millets Farm, Frilford, nr Abingdon. Pours an unusual but attractive deep ruby with a huge craggy beige head. However, there’s a rather annoying prickly fizz that doesn’t suit the style. The flavours make up for it though- blackcurrant up fronct, then a big dry smokiness balanced by chocolate and malt in the finish. A gorgeous beer- reminds me why milds are my favourite style. So much flavour in such a low ABV. If only they could reduce the fizz... obviously need to have it on cask.
SaintMatty (6469) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges and a foamy head. Malty and smoky aroma with notes of chocolate, liquorice and blackcurrant. Roasted, smoky and malty taste with liquorice, cocoa, coffee and dusted almonds.
berkshirejohn (5677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Magohany with a loose beige head; earthy malt aroma; soft, with a nutty malt flavour; the finish has gentle, but assertive, English hops adding a pleasant bitterness.