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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Higher abv version of Thwaites mild, which has been sold under various names.
Previously sold as Very Nutty Black
Normally brewed solely for the home market, Daniel Thwaites has broken all the rules with an export strength version of its award winning ale. The same great well rounded flavours and nuttiness lie within but bottles will now leave Lancashire destined for the Far East (Leeds) and even remote areas of the southern hemisphere (such as Watford).


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerItsNice (95) - IRELAND - NOV 3, 2012
A very dark brown to black in colour with an off white head. Aroma of malt, coffee and nuts. A flavour to match the aroma with a nice light bitter finish.. --- BeerItsNice

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3248) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
500ml bottle from Morrison’s, Ayr - dark red brown, thin tan head, roasted malt and nutty aroma, malty flavour, chocolate, high carbonation, initial sweetness then sharp malty finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1499) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
500ml bottle - pours black (surprise) with a thin tan head. Very little aroma, a bit oatmeal, a bit cereal, nothing too dramatic. Relatively smooth mouth feel, and clean taste for a mild. Afterwards, nothing unpleasant. I’m not a fan of milds, but this wasn’t bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4391) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle conditioned 500ml worth of beer poured into a UK sleeve. Good looking brew, dark and with a huge foaming tan coloured head. Mildly coffee and malty molasses in the smell and taste with a soft feel to the overall flavours. Not had a good mild for a while, this has reminded me how good they can be.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2012
This is a decent thick and medium bodied beer with a thin but resistant head. Aroma as the name suggests is somewhat soft and nutty. Taste is soft-coffee with a nutty back taste. Overall a decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3monkeys (1) - watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012 does not count
Yes it has made it to the far flung corners of the world down here in Watford and it is well worth imbibing if you like dark mild, in fact i’m having one right now and jolly good it is too : )

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (773) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown/red with a thin but lasting head. Weak aroma of coffee. Flavour is fruity with a chocolate and coffee edge. Not bad for a mild.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
martinrumsam (557) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
bottle pours almost black with a ruby red tint and a tan head . aroma is light - some toasted notes combined with light coffee. High carbonation - overdone which masks the taste somewhat and gives an edge on the palate . Thin body with taste of unsweetened cocoa , coffee dominated by a tart sourness and a metallic touch . Disappointing

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours a very, very deep ruby (looks like Ribena purple when held up to a light), finger of head with decent retention. Aroma is coffee grain, malts, nuttiness, with some grapes and cherries. Taste is different, with nutty malts leading the way and coffee, a touch of charcoal and a definite monkey nut shell thing also there. A little metallic, too (a feature which increases with the sediment). Not very sweet, but not exactly bitter either. A thin medium body, good level of carbonation. This is much more interesting and exciting than I was expecting, and with the subtle joking in the description on the label and presumably ironic ’export strength’ subtitle, this is a beer I’m really quite fond of.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
10800 (8) - - FEB 4, 2012 does not count
Bottle Very dark pour Very mild taste for so dark beer (some rye bread) A bit of a disappointment


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