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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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2009
Bottled. A dark ruby coloured beer with a mountainous gushing whitish head. I was convinced that after a ten or so minute pour this beer would turn out to be infected, but it as surprisingly good. Smoke and hops in the aroma with chocolate, fruit, a hint of sourness and roast in the mouth. Bottled Conditioned milds rarely wotk, but this does.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7958) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6391) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Very bubbly deep ruby pour, fairly large frothy tan/light brown lasting head. Fairly roasty aroma, I get more tart raisin than nutty character, but it’s not bad, not too sour, not overly sweet. The taste is ... yeah, pretty sour - like rhubarb or unripe red currants, the sourness quickly overpowers the lightly nutty/chocolate malt - then it all fades away even more quickly - sip by sip: light roast----sour!-- Light, airy, ephemerally acidic mouthfeel, solidly carbonated ---- I didn’t hate it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5465) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5231) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
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]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - 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.


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