Beerbaron42 (45) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely full mild, nice taste and strength but a little bitter on the finish.
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Pyrmir (3317) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Horniman at Hay’s. Dark brown with ruby tint, small white head. Aroma is roasted, coffee and compost. Taste is burnt, coffee, roasted notes. Pleasant with high bitterness.
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dryness, hints of fruits and hints of malts. Well, this is mild.
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Pontefract Castle, London, UK. Pours dark amber color. Fruit and malt in aroma. Caramel flavor. Bitter hoppy finish.
martinrumsam (510) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask dark brown thin beige lasting head. Muted aroma some toasty notes. Taste something like plum to start before the toasted malt takes over which continues to develop in the mouth and lingers for a long time
Thin mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Grows on you. Much better than I was expecting.
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Nicholsons Drum & Monkey. Very nice beer... Quite surprising as it appears somewhat ambiguous at first sight! Quite a nice full bodied beer for its low ABV which goes to show strength isnt everything for complex beers. Mild roasted notes, hop up front, sweet syrupy taste with a dry roasted coffee finish. Great!
mr_h (2816) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear very dark amber brown, thick creamy beige head, roasted malty, coffee aroma, some lacing, dry malty coffee flavour, sour malty finish
jjsint (734) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask @ Guide Dog, Southampton. Translucent dark brown. Looks lightweight. Aroma and taste say otherwise! Aroma is maltissimo, still flavours as diverse as cherries and earth come through. Sweet and light with sour edges. Bitter aftertaste. A brilliant mild which excels with complex aroma and taste while remaining a mild in character.
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask in London
I had some time to kill before the trip back north so I ordered a pint of this at The Harp. It actually was a striking example of a mild. With enough flavor to be interesting but not so much that it killed the palate it proves that not all session beers are boring. I hope I can find a few more like this.
Aroma / Appearance - The creamy little remnant of vanilla head decorated a brownish base. It sat in the glass like flat cola. Semisweet chocolate chips, coffee, and Jello pudding pops brighten the air with a velvety texture.
Flavor / Palate - The creamy mouthfeel glides gracefully across the tongue. Chocolate toffee, oaky coffee, and more carry into a pleasant bitter finish. From start to finish this is a worthwhile beer. Grab some on cask when you see it next.