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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
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Cask: Regular.
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."


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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SheffieldSteel (115) - 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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Cask at the Horniman at Hayís. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chlorine and detergent. Taste is similar, not very pleasant at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask at Haymarket Bar, and previously somewhere in Keswick. I remember it well, one of the best milds Iíve 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1068) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (637) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2861) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3864) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Cask @ The Bonny Inn, Clayton Le Dale. Very dark red with a small head. Fairly crisp but only a smidge of roasted malts amongst an otherwise sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
(Cask): Dark ruby colour, off white head. Aroma of liquorice, dark fruits, roasted malt. Similar notes in taste with a bit of chocolate on the finish. Touch of bitterness helps take the edge off the sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Belle Vue, High Wycombe] Vivid dark red - really red, none of your ruby-black nonsense - with a thick yellowy-beige head. Definite blackcurrant with some vanilla and caramel. A little smoke too but on the sweet side and rather thin. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Dark with a tan head. Roasted malt with a dry finish, perfectly nice but quite thin and boring.


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