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

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
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).


1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Martin243 (843) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (790) - SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUL 5, 2013
bottle sample. Clear dark brown with red hues and a big dark beige head. Ashy nose, with nuts, mild roast, earth and faint cocoa. Soft roast flavors, some dark bread and low bitterness. Over carbonated, dry, light and overall OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkellund42 (618) - DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle (@ room temperature). Pours reddish black with foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, fresh green grapes, lemon and hints of horse stable. Taste is medium bitter and light sour. Body is light oily with good carbonation. Finish is medium long with notes of fruit.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
bottle pours almost black with a ruby red tint and a tan head . aroma is light - some toasted notes combined with light coffee. High carbonation - overdone which masks the taste somewhat and gives an edge on the palate . Thin body with taste of unsweetened cocoa , coffee dominated by a tart sourness and a metallic touch . Disappointing

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (561) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
incredibly gassy bottle, powdered chocolate aroma, massive head that thankfully vanishes so you can see a (nutty) black body that tastes sweet and rich, fizzy and watery though still enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle from Tesco Bradford. Black colour with a large frothy tan coloured head with lacing on the glass. Sweet malt aroma with maybe a hint of nut. Smooth and silky with a taste of malt.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
errr...nutty: oats and almonds, roastiness, sweet malty texture, some mild chocolate in there and a porter-ish nod. little bland overall

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2013
(Bottle): Pours lovely, very black with small tinge of red. Almost no head. Aroma is nutty, hints of coffee and liquorice. Taste is similar - malty, nutty taste but unfortunately is very watery and doesnt leave much on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Good supermarket bottled mild. pours a great deep ruby/brown with an almost chocolate brown head. Plenty of chocolate and malt in the nose. a good sweetness and a load of dark fruit. the carbonation was a little too much for me, but not fizzy! overall very pleasant.


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