Beerbaron42 (48) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice stout, well rounded and was to drink, a stout without as much alcohol.
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Vladivostok (258) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 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.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Deep brown, dense layer of fine bubbles. Lovely combination of deep sleepy leather malt aroma, with robust fruity esters. Milky cocoa rolling around in the background. Soft chocolate and toffee flavor a bit of earthy hops (though very low bitterness. Some late-season apples in the finish. A good mild is such a deeply pleasing beer, and this is a nice one.
thebeertourist (4865) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF. Dark brown, rocky tan head. Surprising citrussy hops aroma. Apples, citrus fruit, a hint of caramel flavours. Suitable for a mansion.
BlackHaddock (3915) - 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.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - citrus and floral with melon
A - dark with thick head
T - sweet and slight sour
P - mid and soft
T - quite enjoyable
FatPhil (9423) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Ealing BF2008)
Classic dark mild appearance. Sweet malty aroma, with sharp fruity hop accompaniment. Smooth body. Hoppy and malty taste, both of which stay for the finish.
oh6gdx (20670) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@GBBF2010. Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is raisins, some fruityness, mild plum as well as some slight nutty and mildly toasted notes. Flavour is fruits, nectar, sap, mild raisins, wood and some mildly toasted malts.
Theydon_Bois (9280) - 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.
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, vanilla, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, vanilla notes. Body is medium, texture is oily and creamy, carbonation is soft to flat.