Quack-Duck (8032) - Down South, - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black-labelled, not pasteurised with live yeast. One in dozens of white-labelled Very Nutty Black bottles @ Tesco Exmouth. Deep brown, almost black colour, small foamy beige head. Light-bodied, lots of roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate. Very dark indeed.
jmgreenuk (4794) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
allmyvinyl (3977) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AdiBeer (1412) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Iznogud (746) - CROATIA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Lloyds no 1 @ Fulham Broadway, real ale festival 5 years ago. I really liked this one, pours brown, medium body, malty, caramel.
mr_h (3004) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
wimpyjoe (4346) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
wheresthepath (1593) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[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.
kwik-lime (1358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with a tan head. Roasted malt with a dry finish, perfectly nice but quite thin and boring.