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

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RATINGS: 79   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).


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35635) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, raisin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20100428]

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (21238) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle in a hotel room in London. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Light roasted aroma of caramel, nuts and metal. Light roasted flavour of caramel anbd berries. Fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20809) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled. Deep rubyish brown, close to black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, some caramel malts, mild roasted malts, rather rich on toffee and also shows some mild chocolaty notes. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malts, mild liquorice and some dark fruityness. Also the toffeeish notes show up in the flavour as the beer gets a bit warmer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14888) - 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 ...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2010
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Very very dark black dark ruby, with a disappearing beige head. It’s a decent mild. Some choc, some smoothness, it is half decent very mild and reasonably full. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11590) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11360) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a foamy beige head. Nutty, chocolate aroma. Mildy sweet chocolate flavor, with some light nuttiness. The flavor is better than the description. It’s quite pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10566) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10273) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
A dark mahoganny brown ale with a thin dark moka head. In aroma, very nice caramel overlayed with moka coffee and light creamy vanilla. In mouth, a soft sweet nutty malt with light coffee notes, a bit lighter than expected but very quaffable. Bottle from MLCC on Pembina Highway.


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