SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2010 June 2009 Bottle conditioned from Morrisons. Thwaites Mild (under various names ) is one of their more notable beers, and when served in good condition it is a very decent beer indeed. Being a dark roasty, low hopped beer, it stands up well to pasteurisation - but this is the beer Thwaites have decided to test as a bottle conditioned ale. Perhaps because it is such a robust little ale, that they feel it can hide the flaws better? Anyway, the extra strength works well, and this is a decent quaffable mild. It is soft and creamy, with interesting chocolate notes and touches of vine here and there. Quite likeable. [3.3]
Nov 2009 Bottle conditioned from Morrisons. Cracking beer - very drinkable. Lovely sweetness. Hmmmm. I could drink a fair bit of this stuff. [3.9]
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Morrisons. Brown colour, tan head. Aroma is nutty and malty. Flavour is nutty, with molasses and chocolate. Sweet finish.
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
errr...nutty: oats and almonds, roastiness, sweet malty texture, some mild chocolate in there and a porter-ish nod. little bland overall
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby against the fire with a fine persisting beige rim. Nose of rusty girders, faint chocolate and grass. Iron filings on rye bread with a sprinkle of choc. Quite a thin grainy beer with some schwarz-like licks. It’s alright.
RichardW (1497) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Morrisons, Carlisle. Black with ruby hints and an off-white head. Despite being stronger than the cask version it derives from, it doesn’t quite have the same body. Solid malty flavour, with the recognisable Thwaites sweetness just about right. Pleasant carbonation, little evidence of bottle conditioning at the bottom, but no complaints, what with bottled milds being rare, let alone bottle conditioned ones! Cask version is far superior.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from morrisons, had at home. Alround rating: Sweet roasty chocolate malts, good mild malt set up, no hops, but a small tartness balances it all out. Tasty.
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy with a light oatiness. Some coffee and cream. Flavours are light roast malts with sweet and dark chocolate. Yeasty with a decent palate. Some hints of metal. A decent mild.
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, bottle-conditioned, from Morrisons. Deep chocolate brown in colour with an amber tint against the light, and a trace of off-white head; chocolate malt aroma; milky texture with smooth chocolate malts, and hints of toast and treacle; oily, satisfying finish with a gentle bitterness. An excellent mild.