olliejobbins (1185) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle shared with rob d. pours very dark brown/red with small dark head. aroma is of malts and roasted coffee but not too strong. taste is the same with a full mouth feel
jjsint (1134) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very enjoyable, and another mild! Some choc and not much nut. Dark loveliness. Great lunchtime brew. Yes. See Dom consume imminently.
scotty (1072) - SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was very dark, with a big bubbled beige head. The palate is lovely soft and very malty, not that nutty to be honest, there is a hint of coffee on the finish. A great quaffable brew, could drink loads of this.
flying_pig (1059) - SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Home Bargains (£1.39):
Darker, roasted malts and some coffee with a hint of nut as the name would suggest plus a little chocolate. There wasnít a lot going on with this one but I also detected some sugary sweetness towards the end.
Dark mahogany to black with a very large, three inch tall head that gradually increases in size once poured and was left overflowing the glass after even a light pour. The head is light brown and foamy with good retention.
Roasted malts and some chocolate with a little toffee but the nuttiness from the smell is not noticeable in the taste to me. There is a few earthy flavours and a hint of darker fruits too.
Smooth & creamy with a light medium body and a nice touch of bitterness and light carbonation and some sweetness at the end with a slightly dry finish.
A solid effort from Thwaites, the flavours were enjoyable but a little subdued and didnít really grab your attention. The mouthfeel was good however and the alcohol content was just right making it an easy beer to drink.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark brown with finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Fruity, malty, yeasty.
Taste: Low bitterness, sweetness and sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low carbonation, abrupt fruity malty fairly non finish.
Comments: Ok and glass lace. Pretty bland.
Earlier Rating: 1/12/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Raisin, a hint of chocolate, orchard fruit, bread and toffee.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness and low bitterness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, abrupt toffee, raisin, malty sweet, sour finish.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace. Rating is for bottled version 3.9% ABV.
Cantabrian (905) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Too cold to start, witjh some chocolate, old wood shavings, butter and hazelnuts on the aroma and flavour. When warmer it did not improve much. Watery, not a mild out of this world.
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 500ml bottle at the brewery lane in Dublin, Ireland. Smokie aroma but I found it a little tasteless. I donít really recommend it. Y
Martin243 (829) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I probably havenít drunk a mild for 30 years, so I thought Iíd stretch my parameters: well, it looks good: pours deep ruby red with a beige head. However,Iím getting a rubbery vinegar aroma, and a taste more mouth dryingly sour than nutty. Not really enjoying this, perhaps it doesnít travel over the Pennines? Perhaps theres a reason I havenít drunk mild for 30 years. The further I get down the glass, the more actively unpleasant I find this, itís going down the drain.
MalcolmTucker (781) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown/red with a thin but lasting head. Weak aroma of coffee. Flavour is fruity with a chocolate and coffee edge. Not bad for a mild.