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


on tap

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RATINGS: 113   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).

harrisoni's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, - APR 21, 2010
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Very very dark black dark ruby, with a disappearing beige head. It’s a decent mild. Some choc, some smoothness, it is half decent very mild and reasonably full. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1056) - CROATIA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is toasted malt with nuts and a hint of chocolate; taste is similar with toasted malt, chocolate and hints of nuts; finish is sweet; okay but a little watery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puredelusion (185) - Lviv, UKRAINE - OCT 9, 2015
0,5 bottle. Pours dark brown color with medium, mostly lasting beige head. Aroma of nuts, roast, chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, nutty, light bitter. Smooth. Average to long finish, nutty, chocolate Watery texture, soft carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickel (774) - - OCT 1, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Crist and tart. Nutty taste. Realy good beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sjohnh (539) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Some good milds around these days. This is not one of them. Very dark, with a lovely toffee coloured head, which is gone after about 20 seconds. Light palate, little aroma. Taste has chocolate and sweet malt - not very nutty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Orange_times (61) - UKRAINE - SEP 24, 2015
Pours in dark brown hazy with light brown short living medium head. Aroma of burned sugar, caramel, chocolate, taffy. light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, short light burned bread aftertaste. Light body, thin feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Not much in the way of aroma dark brown with nice silky head and ringlets, very smooth and velvety slightly thin body maybe a hint of coffee decent for a mild

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (827) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle, 3.9%. No aroma as far as I can tell. Clear shiny dark chestnut colour. Small frothy off-white head. The flavour is watery with a hint of sweet liquorice. Fruity and watery finish. Tastes all right, but is very thin, even considering its ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4606) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours slughtly hazy very dark ruby / copper brown with airy light tan head. Very mild aroma of malt, with touches of caramel and yeast. Sweetish flavour of the same, with notes of roast and nuts and faint fruity hints. Nutty Nd slightly roasty aftertaste. Reasonable for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
500ml bottle from Booths. Pours dark brown with a short-lived off-white head. Aromas of caramel, light nuttiness, fruit. Taste is light sweet, light chocolate. Sweet finish. Better on cask.

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