kufdam (133) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Black Cola beer. Cocoa and black fruit. Very thin.
wheresthepath (1427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, nr Abingdon. Deep brown with a lasting beige head and a light fizz. Maybe a little thin. Blackberries up front with a touch of smoke and a smidgen of cough mixture. Really quite fruity actually before chocolate and lightly roasted malt comes through in the dry, bittersweet finish. Surprisingly decent; much better than Vale’s usual offerings.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color. Chocolate, wood nose. Medium body, malty, with chocolate notes, but a bit too straightforward
ladnewton (1305) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at St Radegund, Cambridge on 4th June 2013. Deep red with almost no head or lacing. Malty sweet aroma. Rich malts, berries and coffee in-mouth, and a roasty, fruity finish. Engaging mouthfeel, light body.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
This fizzy and flaky roasted Dark Mild attempt lacks softness and clear malt flavors.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the dark brown.
-Some prunes are perceptible in the nose.
-Earthy and green hop bitterness aren’t able to produce more than a boring finish.
-The mouthfeel is very thin.
-This is not nearly as good as their Gravitas.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light mild. Thin body and medium carbonation. Aroma roasted and slightly smoky. Flavours roasted malts. Clean bitter ending.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blackfriar, Blackfriars 30 Okt 12. Nicholson Festivaløl. Dyp amber. Nesten svart. Lysebrunt skum som fester seg bra til glasset. Litt søt fruktaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Sterk røyksmak.
Camons (4847) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, sugar, berries. Flavor of malts, berries, licorice. Thin body, lively carbonation. 211112
HenrikSoegaard (10020) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Chalky and slightly acetic. Light bitter very roasted flavor. Average light bitter thin finish. Watery palate.
Rasmus40 (9603) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ hurtigsmagning. Black with a fairly lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 211112