Ferris (8487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask - Dark malts and toffee . Clear dark maroon with a decent white head. Toasted malts and light bitterness with slight soured malts.
garthicus (2814) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Wellington. Appearance: ruby red/brown with a small off white head. Aroma: a little damp cardboard, malty with a hint of sweetness. Flavour: dark fruit, some nuttiness, caramel and grass, quite flavourful for such a low ABV. Kudos.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 10 June. Very dark pour and coffee and ripe fruit aromas. Very nice, full bodied mouth feel, but easy drinking. Sweetness balanced by some light dark chocolate bitterness. Quite quaffable.
HenrikSoegaard (11858) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Sir Michael balcon, Ealing. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Woody/roasted notes. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. fantastic brew.
jmgreenuk (5955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a cloudy dark brown, with a bubbly broken white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium bitter, liqourice, malty, caramel and toffee. A super mild.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Prunes, vanilla and wet stones are met by a sudden earthy hop bitterness in this characterful Mild Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the dark brown with ochre highlights.
-The hop bitterness is quite lengthy, partly due to the dry finish.
-Mouthfeel is a bit limp but never short on flavor.
-Malt flavors could be tighter.
On cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen.
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; chestnut brown pour with beige head, fruity aroma, taste had fruits malts and a slight hint of coffee.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep ruby red with a thin, dense white head. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Medium to weak body, flavour is as the aroma with some bitter nuttyness.
Stuartyboy (1044) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at lord of the isles jdw braehead amber ruby beer with a creamy off White head initally sweet nutty malt with creamy chocolate consistency hoppy bitter aftertaste
SaintMatty (6053) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Giddy Bridge JDW, Southampton) - Dark brown with red tinges. Dried fruit, malt and some slightly roasted notes in the aroma. Roasted malt, berries, prunes and fruitcake in the taste.