RichardW (1341) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Morrisons, Carlisle. Black with ruby hints and an off-white head. Despite being stronger than the cask version it derives from, it doesn’t quite have the same body. Solid malty flavour, with the recognisable Thwaites sweetness just about right. Pleasant carbonation, little evidence of bottle conditioning at the bottom, but no complaints, what with bottled milds being rare, let alone bottle conditioned ones! Cask version is far superior.
Bjammin (11) - - FEB 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
good aroma pleasant. A nice dark appearance and promises of a silky smooth pint. The taste disappointed me. I was expecting more but t tasted a bit diluted. Overall it was ok but not one I would buy again
Gethinbeer (2060) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
sm89walt (1693) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 it’s own good in my book.
wimpyjoe (2687) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild ale, dark with a red glow, no head. Has a slightly sweet, slightly nutty aroma, less than its name would suggest. The same can be said for its taste.
cthomas2390 (194) - Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really nice black ruby pour with great head. Aroma’s a bit nutty, roasty, and fruity, but more apple than the darker carameled fruits i’d like/expect. Taste is alright, with some nutty biscuit notes and a bit of roast again. Palate is a bit thin, though the carbonation amps it a bit.
greenmanalishi (445) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
errr...nutty: oats and almonds, roastiness, sweet malty texture, some mild chocolate in there and a porter-ish nod. little bland overall
joergen (19354) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in a hotel room in London.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel, nuts and metal.
Light roasted flavour of caramel anbd berries.
Deu (588) - 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 don’t really recommend it. Y
undercurrent25 (1301) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Balanced, slight roast malt flavour, overall no strong flavours come through, tasted a bit average