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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).


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2042) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottled sample. Brownish-red in colour with moderate carbonation. Faint aromas of pale malt, minerals, orchard fruit and vanilla. Watery on the palate with notes of toffee, toasted nuts, molasses, and chocolate powder. A bit too watery and simplistic, but not all that bad either. Average.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1222) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
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

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. The colour of cola. Similar carbonation and flat head. Taste wss mild roast and a bit one dimensional. Okay.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (250) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Dark in colour with not much in the way of head. Fruity, sweet and a bit nutty. Very easy drinking and rather nice!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (214) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
0,5 l bottle from the English Shop in Bonn. Clear, very dark reddish-brown with a slowly diminishing, creamy, tan head. Weak aroma of roasted malts, nuts and dark chocolate with hints of dark fruits. Sweetish taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice. Slightly metallic and bitter finish. Medium body, slightly creamy texture (a bit watery though), flat carbonation. Okay beer but not fantastic.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5442) - 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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1649) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2009
Deep ruby against the fire with a fine persisting beige rim. Nose of rusty girders, faint chocolate and grass. Iron filings on rye bread with a sprinkle of choc. Quite a thin grainy beer with some schwarz-like licks. It’s alright.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2932) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a dark red-brown with a tight mid-sized beige head, malt, some muscovada and a little plum plus a hint of tartness and a little spice - cinnamon? More malt and dried fruit on the vtongue plus notes of milk chocolate and a little coffee, then a dry fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bjammin (11) - - FEB 19, 2014
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


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