PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably what a muddy bog in the Land of Chocolate would taste like. Supping from all the rainwater between the Malteser-cobbled roads. Noice.
downender (5185) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On gravity at the Volunteer, Bristol. Dark brown with a touch of red and tight, off-white head. Sweet, caramel aroma with a touch of fruit. Flavour was very sweet, with a syrupy edge and gently bitter finish. Aside from the caramel, there wasn’t much to this beer. Disappointing.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned handpump Town Hall Tavern Leeds 14/05/12. A black beer with a whitish head and lacing. Pretty thin. Caramel notes but little else. I suppose it’s the epitome of an old fashioned dark mild, but I’d appreciate more flavour.
dynamiteninja (1112) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Bolton Arms, Leyburn. Medium off white head. Dark ruby body. Mostly chocolate, mild malt, hoppy, yeasty, caramel. Bittersweet. Dry finish. A bit thin.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
May be a harsh rating but it wasn’t a memorable pint. It was fairly rich and had a dark brown/ruby look to it. Had it as a half on the TransPennine Ale Trail in the West Riding Refreshment Rooms.
anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Bricklayers Arms, Putney SW15. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is fine chocolate and malt, mahogany, small toffee head, plenty of lace. Taste is mild chocolate and malt. Light bodied, balanced, pleasantly bitter, quite drinkable. A nice session.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint in the Bricklayers Arms, Putney. Not a great Mild - went flat very quickly, and looks the colour of cola. I found it to be rather watery and low on hops. The low AVB makes it quite quafable, but it isn’t a memorable pint.
pivnizub (7981) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (@ Bricklayer’s Arms, Putney): Deep ruby-amber coloured, small lacey brownish head; dry hoppy and roast-malty nose with a subtle, but distinctive fruitiness in the background; moderate bitter flavour, light bodied, but not watery, smooth; slightly lingering moderate fruity-bitter finish. Pleasant, a fine session brew.........
RichardW (1154) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Fleece, Haworth. Perfectly smooth and creamy, with just a hint of roast malt and a gorgeous ruby-black appearance. Superbly balanced , just slipping down easily, lingering just enough on the tongue to give an exquisite finish. Simple yet superb.