Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Mild Ale
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
Cask: Regular.
Has been sold as Best Mild, Nutty Black, Nutty All Black, Nutty Dark, Dark Mild, Champion Dark Mild.
One of only three ales to win the Champion Beer of Britain at least twice. Supreme Champion in 1978 and 1980 when known as Best Mild @ 3.2%
"Thwaites Dark Mild uses only the finest dark kiln roasted malts, English Barley and select Fuggles and Goldings to create a sumptuous dark mild with a deliciously sweet and roast finish."

SheffieldSteel's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SheffieldSteel (117) - St Nikolai im Sausal, - JAN 1, 2013
Cask. Medium off white head. Strong earthy aroma. Colour profound black. Taste is chocolate, hazelnut, Whisky and slightly sweet caramel, malty. Body is thin. Finish long. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Cask in spoons as very nutty black. Pours deep brown, nose is roasted, fruity, taste is similar, nutty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Cask in the Three Horns, Bradfield. pours deep ruby with a cream head. Thin and watery with a general malt flavour. Some mild toffee notes. Pretty poor really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Nutty and caramel aroma. Very dark appearance. Thinner than expected. Slightly sweet and chocolatey and nutty, unsurprisingly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (1632) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2015
Bue à la pression. Arômes de café, noisette et vin rouge. Pas très bien équilibrée. Bof.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 10, 2014
Cask at the Masons Arms, Solihull. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy light tan head and loads of lace. The aroma is roasted malt and liqourice. The flavour is light bitter with a watery malt hop bitter palate and a short bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. A decent session ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pyrmir (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Cask at the Horniman at Hay’s. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chlorine and detergent. Taste is similar, not very pleasant at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at Haymarket Bar, and previously somewhere in Keswick. I remember it well, one of the best milds I’ve ever had. Near black pour, nice tan head & lacing. Lots of roasted malt notes, light coffee. Smooth taste, and surprisingly full-bodied for the strength. Roasted bitter finish. A lovely, well-made mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Aroma: some roasted malts, some caramel. Appearance: dark brown, small fizzy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: slight bitterness, some acid appearing. Overall: fantastic Mild, great aroma and taste given the low ABV. Pint at Ye Olde Watling, London.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2617) - CROATIA - JAN 13, 2014
Cask at Lloyds no 1 @ Fulham Broadway, real ale festival 5 years ago. I really liked this one, pours brown, medium body, malty, caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (4796) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear very dark reddish brown near black, creamy tan head, negligible aroma, intermittent lacing, sweet, roasted malt flavour, creamy texture, very easy to drink, nice

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