Brewed by Triple fff
Style: Mild Ale
Alton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Hoppy mild; with a dry roasty flavour, a good body with hints of fruit, a balanced bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1647) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Light taste of roasted malt, really enjoyably drinkable and well-balanced. Good mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2490) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Woking Beer Festival 2012. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin tan head, aroma is roasted malt, the taste is roasted malt with a hint of chocolated with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (501) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask at Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, a dark ale an aroma of hops, taste was of light caramel, some fruitiness with a bitter finish; a pleasant ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (1028) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
3.8% deep amber colour with a good head, malt aroma, bitter slightly roast malt taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Handpull at The Harp (Chandos). Deep brick red, clear, small creamy tan head. Solid roast aroma, some sour fruit. Taste is more bitter (herbal) but I think more sour than intended - a bit off-putting. Slick, still, quick finishing .... yet another "meh", mostly from the excess acidic tartness overpowering the roast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
Chestnut brown, a touch bitter and sour. Roasted aroma with light hops. Ehhh...nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Cask @ The Coal Hole. Deep mahogany with a small, creamy white head. The nose is woody strawberry malts, brown sugar. The taste is red apple, rich wood polish, dusty nuts. Fermenting plums and toffee. Quite yeasty. Medium body, soft. Overall, there’s a bizarre yeastiness to this beer that didn’t sit well with me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
Cask. The Old White Swan, York. Tan head. Dark brown body. Caramel, grassy, peppery, dusty. Bitter. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6012) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
This review is from the 30th CAMRA Cotswold beer Fest (2006). Up against Bateman’s Dark Mild, it came second in my opinion. Red-Black in colour with no head (it was gravity feed into my glass, by a lady who was not too great at the job). The aroma was there, but you had to search for it, roasted malt maybe, a touch of berry’s, not sure which type. Tasted like a Mild should, malty and a hint of caramel. I will have another if our paths cross, but I will not be searching high and low for it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket. Pours dark amber to brown. The nose is initially quite expressive with resin and toffee being the main thing. The taste has more of the same. As the pint goes down, the flavours generally seem to become flatter. The palate is medium bodied and textured with quite a cloying finish. Overall, not for me, I’m afraid.

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