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


on tap

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Mainly bottle conditioned. Has been seen in cask as Very Nutty Black.

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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2010 Deep ruby colour with a very thin tan lace. Toffee roasted malt and treacle aroma. Thin texture, slight malt flavour. Lacks a full body. Hints of fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
500ml bottle, won from the tombola at GBBF, drunk at home, 21st Dec 2010. Black, fluffy tan head. Nose is nutty. Not so malty but rather lots of dark fruit flavours. Good body for <4%. Overall a mild that is less malty than usual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle from Tesco. Colour is black with reasonable full grey-tan head. Aroma is of nuts of course, with some smoke and liquorice notes. A bit metallic. Taste is exquisitely complex, sweet mostly but slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottled sample. Brownish-red in colour with moderate carbonation. Faint aromas of pale malt, minerals, orchard fruit and vanilla. Watery on the palate with notes of toffee, toasted nuts, molasses, and chocolate powder. A bit too watery and simplistic, but not all that bad either. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. A very dark ruby with a tan head. A nice smooth bottled ale, caramel, malts, toffee, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Deep brown almost black, some faint hop and heavy malt, sweet with some licorice.and chocolate. Mild, with a short pleasant finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (2260) - Hagen, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
0,5 l bottle from the English Shop in Bonn. Clear, very dark reddish-brown with a slowly diminishing, creamy, tan head. Weak aroma of roasted malts, nuts and dark chocolate with hints of dark fruits. Sweetish taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice. Slightly metallic and bitter finish. Medium body, slightly creamy texture (a bit watery though), flat carbonation. Okay beer but not fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1997) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown, some light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, sweet. Toasted.
Taste: Malt, sweetness, nutty. Easy drinking at least.
Bought: Beers of Europe, 500 ml, £1.99
Info: 28/3-2015, 72/300M, BB: 31/5-2015

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1972) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
500ml bottle - pours black (surprise) with a thin tan head. Very little aroma, a bit oatmeal, a bit cereal, nothing too dramatic. Relatively smooth mouth feel, and clean taste for a mild. Afterwards, nothing unpleasant. Iím not a fan of milds, but this wasnít bad.

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