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Twisted Barrel Beast of a Midlands Mild

Brewed by Twisted Barrel Ale
Style: Mild Ale
Coventry, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Nine different malts were blended to create a nutty, chocolate and coffee flavoured mild, topped off with a smooth vanilla finish, making this a delicious beast of a dessert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3739) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Deep Ruby to dark brown colour with a thin white head. Light fruity yo roasted malt aroma taste light sweet to light roasted finish. Fresh but thin body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Appearance- very dark, pretty much black, no head whatsoever. Aroma- lots of chocolate, dark malts, chocolate milkshake, biscuits, hint of vanilla sweetness. Taste- coffee and chocolate, chocolate and caramel biscuit, burnt toast, undertones of vanilla sweetness. More vanilla and peppery dark fruits (blackcurrant) emerge as it warms. Smoky finish, fairly thin mouthfeel. Not bad, plenty going on for the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle, BB 21.12.2016 (from beer gonzo). Pours dark brown-black with beige brownish head. The small head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malty, slightly metallic with touch of vanilla. Flavor is sweet and slightly bitter, roast, malt, slight vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, black tea. Finish is roast-coffe bitter with slight vanilla. Body is watery. Overall: very nice and flavorful for the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - dark brown and opaque. Nose - toffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste - more of the same with smoke at the back. Palate - the initial note makes you think it is quite full but it’s very thin in the middle reflecting the ABV. Overall - it’s alright for the low ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016
330ml bottle from the beerhive, shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours dark ruby brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of vanilla fudge, light chocolate. Taste is more chocolate and vanilla, light creamy texture. Quite sweet, smoky at the back. Lacks a middle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle. Black and came out of the bottle like a gusher. This left a large head that took some time to dissipate. More like a stout than a mild it was quite pleasant to drink. Traces of vanilla mean it is slightly different. But that start really put me off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
30th September 2015
The Travlr tasting at ChrisO’s. Thanks to Gene for all the beers and Chris for hosting. Hazy deep amber beer, big fluffy pale tan head. Light semi dry palate, modest fine carbonation. Thin tangy dark malts, mild dark chocolate and dark malt cream. Light tangy finish. Tangy, thin and dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle shared at Chriso’s Travlr last minute tasting. Thanks to Colin. Aroma is dark reddy chestnut brown coloured pour with a big light tan head. Quite lively. Aroma is nutty, light choc, dried fruit, light jam. Flavour is composed of thin, nutty, tangy choc, dried apple. Palate is semi sweet, highish carbonation, tangy finish. Ok mild. Bit lively.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle share at Chriso’s, thanks to Colin. Black, big dense foamy tan head. Aroma has some nail varnish, sweet sugary malts. Body is light, tingly carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is bourbon biscuits, ash, bubblegum ester background, metallic finish. Overall, not bad for the style. Not as thin as some milds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle split at Travlr tasting @ Chriso, 30/09/15. Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is light chocolate, pipe tobacco, toffee, faint spice, earthy, biscuit crumble. Taste comprises dark fruit shreds, tobacco, liquorice, brown bread, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent mild.

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