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.
imdownthepub (11662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Headington Beer Festival #14, Masons Arms, Headington, Oxford. Dark brown with tan head. I couldn’t believe that I had never come across this beer before, a good example of a northern mild, richly roasted malt lead beer with a light background bitterness, hints of fruitiness. Good stuff.
gegwilson (2242) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in the Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge. A deep chestnut colour with a cream head. Taste is a little chocolate and a little coffee.
s_hartshorne (2411) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask west riding dewsbury. Black red colour decent tan head lacing. Aroma is dark malts. Taste is slight caramel dark malts mild bitter finish. Medium body. Ok I suppose it is what it is!
mr_h (3868) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Paisley Beer Festival - very dark brown near black, bubbly tan head, sweet caramel aroma, no lacing, sweet, caramel, oily texture, bit bland
ManVsBeer (6217) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a small creamy head. Has a mild bitterness and small roasted aroma.
downender (7140) - 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 (8749) - 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 (1681) - Norfolk, 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.