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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).


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
crum666 (2) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 2, 2012 does not count
Pours very dark brown, almost black with a creamy nitrogen head. Not a very smooth ale, very high carbonation. A roasted taste with hints of coffee but tatsting is made difficult due to the gassy nature of the ale. Too many better alternatives, lower than average.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkellund42 (616) - DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle (@ room temperature). Pours reddish black with foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, fresh green grapes, lemon and hints of horse stable. Taste is medium bitter and light sour. Body is light oily with good carbonation. Finish is medium long with notes of fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3602) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Thwaites Nutty Black 3.9% - Smooth tasting and quite a full flavoured mild with decent balance of bitter and sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomat (2235) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2011
Very dark brown with a small, tan head. Malty with nutty notes. Malt, nuts and coffee. Medium to light body with a bitter and sour finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2011
500ml bottle. Deep, ruddy dark brown colour with a medium sized, lasting creamy beige head with decent retention & that left a uniform lace. Very delicate background aroma profile, some nut, choc & roast but all hard to get at. Nutty, bready & yeasty flavours with an hint of fruit, lactic chocolate & an empty pasteurised-like quality. Light body, medium carbonation with a choccy, lightly roasted soft & shortish bitterness. Not a bad beer by any means; easy drinking but just too subtle & uneventful for itís own good in my book.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13022) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Pours rich, red-brown with a big, clingy, light beige head. Aroma holds earth, light dark fruits, rocks. Flavor is lightly sweet and somewhat bland. Very light toast and roast, some sugar, bread. Light bodied with high, massaging carbonation. Slight minerals in the finish, very modest roast, some chalk, faint earthy bitterness, bare hints of cocoa. The lack of character is impressive. Still, easy drinking

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
futre7 (151) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 29, 2011
Pours dark with a thin head. Fairly easy to drink with an unspectacular taste. It may be a mild but has a lot in common with a black beer. Coffee, malt and a slightly nutty burnt taste , that said it is also a little watery. At 3.9% it isnt too strong to session though. Not great but not awful.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Martin243 (829) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
I probably havenít drunk a mild for 30 years, so I thought Iíd stretch my parameters: well, it looks good: pours deep ruby red with a beige head. However,Iím getting a rubbery vinegar aroma, and a taste more mouth dryingly sour than nutty. Not really enjoying this, perhaps it doesnít travel over the Pennines? Perhaps theres a reason I havenít drunk mild for 30 years. The further I get down the glass, the more actively unpleasant I find this, itís going down the drain.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle from a friend. Sour grassy malt aroma. Almost black colour, reasonable head. Tastes like sour cold tea. Sour aftertaste. One to water the plants with.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
Iím not a massive fan of mild. Iíve not drunk a pint of it in over twenty years, mainly because the pubs I frequent havenít had it for sale since the 1980s. However, this is very smooth, very pleasant beer and Iíd definitely drink it again if I was in the mood for something to while away an afternoon.


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