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

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Higher abv version of 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).


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a dark red-brown with a tight mid-sized beige head, malt, some muscovada and a little plum plus a hint of tartness and a little spice - cinnamon? More malt and dried fruit on the vtongue plus notes of milk chocolate and a little coffee, then a dry fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11798) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle, Waitrose. Very dark brown. Aroma mixes nice dark sugars and nuts, with light fruitiness. Soft acidity, light dark malts. Hints of raisins.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2010
bottle from Waitrose Sidmouth (08/2010). Dark brown colour, large off-white head. Malty, caramel, fudge, raisins. Some shy hops in the lingering finish.A very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle at home ... dark brown ... bubbly tan head ... sweet toffee malts ... little coffee ... quite nutty nose ... big rounded body (for a bottle) very nutty ... nice soft roast ... this isnt half bad ...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle. Black, opaque. Nice looking. Aroma is rocks & stones, coal and licorice, and nicely acidic chocolate. Has bottled carbonation, but is still soft and silky. Flavors are very nice. Acidic fruits including cherry with rich, 60% dark chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2010
Very dark red brown with a beige head. Aroma of old newsprint and compost with background sweetness. Earthy malt taste, rough and slightly sour. Mid bitter finish. Good autumnal ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1294) - (originally London),, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2010
(bottle conditioned). I have a cold, so everything smells like shit , but I got subtle coffee and dark chocolate breaking through the sinus blocking... nice black base , with lose beige head that just died too soon. A pretty grimy and unslick dark ale but soulful and honest features ,with a meaty , smoky , roastines, ev ident bitter chocolate and dark fruit , like tart plums ....This beer is a bit syrupy and jamish in body , with what i’d call a sludgy texture . Dirty , but diggable and niceale .

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle bought from Premier in Sheffield. Pours a dark red with little head, light aroma, initially quite weak tasting but settled down over the course of drinking. Pleasant but not astonishing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2010
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisons in Banbury. Black with brown head. Smooth and fruity flavours, some liquorice and hints of chocolate amalgamate into a very decent bottled mild. Easy drinking while retaining flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5912) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. deep ruby red, with next to no head but plenty of carbonation. Sweetish malt aroma, with roastiness and dark chocolate. Flavour started sweet, with more chocolate, before a charred edge and dryish finish. Good.


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