Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, 2 litre PET bottle acquired from the brewery the previous evening, 18/10/13.
Mid to light black, good sized light tan head that thins to a covering.
Nose is light cocoa, dark fruity tang, treacle toffee.
Taste comprises earthy tones, light cocoa, walnuts, dark fruits, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, mild finish.
Decent mild, not at all thin for 3.7% and plenty of flavour.
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the St Albans beer festival 2013. Dark ruby red colour loose cream head. Aroma is neutral grains light dried fruit. Light palate. Flavour is brown maltlight fruit and chalky finish.
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity at St Albans Beer Festival 2013. Dark brown with a reddish tinge. Very fruity aroma. Nice light easy drinking beer, fruity with just enough bitterness and not too sweet, good carbonation, could drink quite a few of these. Proper old school mild.
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Tring Brewery.
Poured a dark ruby with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, some nutty overtones. More malts and caramel in the flavour with some brown sugar. Turns a little too bitter at the end, which I didn’t think worked.
HenrikSoegaard (10085) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Coffee notes. Average moderate biter finish. Oily palate.
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Dark mahogany pour, with a thin broken bubbly tan head. Weak aroma, leading to a nice malty, slightly bitter flavour. Some smooth citrus notes on the palate. A very drinkable session ale. The English mild is back!
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull at The Edgar Wallace. Clear deep fire engine red with a small tan frothy head. Aroma and taste a light brown ale - some cola, green herbal bitterness, light nutshell bitterness. Very light body, not too sweet, weak carbonation with a quick nothing finish. Extremely light, but inoffensive and mercifully not all that sweet.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled pint in The Crown Inn (Oakengates) on 29th March 2012.
Lovely looking deep, dark ruby red tinge to the body: on top a rich, creamy, tan coloured head sat and stayed.
The aroma was of mildly burnt malts with a hoppy undertone.
The taste followed the nose but with extra flavours to savour: little chocolate and vanilla notes added to the roasted/toasted/burnt maltiness with again a hop presence that stopped the beer becoming too sweet or malty.
Nice blend and a fine mild.
Vladivostok (215) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very typical mild if darker than most. Head is off-white and palate typically thin. Lightly flavoured with a hint of caramel although no roastiness that I could discern. Hop rate is quite low and finish is short.
A likeable lunchtime pint.
tombyars (1316) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled this mild in the Three Judges, Glasgow in December 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby black in colour with a thin buff head. Roasted grain evident in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a slight flavour of roasted coffee beans and dry bitter chocolate in the mouth. Dry hazelnuts and a hint of dusty resiny hops in the long aftertaste. Finish is dry with roasted grain notes in the palate. A decent enough session mild and well recommended..