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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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).


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (944) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2014
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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 500ml bottle at the brewery lane in Dublin, Ireland. Smokie aroma but I found it a little tasteless. I don’t really recommend it. Y

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
I probably haven’t drunk a mild for 30 years, so I thought I’d stretch my parameters: well, it looks good: pours deep ruby red with a beige head. However,I’m getting a rubbery vinegar aroma, and a taste more mouth dryingly sour than nutty. Not really enjoying this, perhaps it doesn’t travel over the Pennines? Perhaps theres a reason I haven’t drunk mild for 30 years. The further I get down the glass, the more actively unpleasant I find this, it’s going down the drain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (844) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (714) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (685) - - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle from waitrose. Dark brown with short lived head. Aroma is indeed nutty, with teacle and a bit of tin. Taste is mild but sweet and bitter. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkellund42 (645) - 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
   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.


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