Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Alehouse - Reading. Pours deep brown-black with a thick, foamy beige head. Toasted dark sugars in the nose, some cocoa, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, a little sugary, with more dark fruits, plum, raisin, bread, chocolate. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Sweet finish with prominent dark malts, ripe dark fruits, berries, rich bread, mellow cocoa, ash. Nice mild.
Derbeth (691) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Aroma is quite much nuts, roasted malt, a bit of coffee. Light bitterness. Smooth. Very good.
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Queens Head, Wokingham, 27th July 15. Dark copper brown, aroma is malty, sweet. Taste is fairly complex, lots of sweet malts, bready slight liquorice.
The_Osprey (5968) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle at home as ’West Berkshire Maggs’ Magnificent Mild’ BB Feb 2016, 3.8%. Black, decent foamy tan head, no lacing. Aroma is dates, cola, blackcurrant, soft background roast. Body is soft and foamy. Taste is soft roast, dark chocolate, toast, flat cola, raisin, dry with some metallics. Multifaceted, keeps you interested. Very good example of the style, and I will certainly revisit.
evergreen0199 (2976) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Ealing Beer Festival 2015, Ealing, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit, slight sweetness. Nice one.
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ the glorious Sloaney Pony. Deep brown with red highlights. Tight off white head. Brown bread and caramel. Toasted nuts. Coffee creams. Rich nutty character. Taste has a slightly biting acidic red apple skin note. Leafy bitterness. Burnt brown toast. Nutella spread and plums. Very well rounded. Absolutely superb conditioning. Wonderful soft texture. I miss this kind of beer.
RexTalionis (3489) - FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pours black in color with a bubbly tan head. Roasted malts and coffee notes in aroma. Dark chocolate too. Roasted notes and salty licorice in taste. Dried dark fruityness later on. Good drinkability. Dash of bitter chocolate in the end.
Vladivostok (433) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A proper mild. Dark, sweet and full of caramel and toffee flavours, not a wishy-washy stout like so many are today. Little aroma and not much hop flavour but that’s how it’s supposed to be.
I have to say that the rather rigid scoring system on this site works against beers of this type getting high marks. Milds don’t have much aroma so technically I should have given it a 4 or something but I felt the overall score should be at least 4/5 so I’ve cheated and bumped up the aroma mark.
localbeerdrinker (8) - - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You don’t see a lot of milds around so it’s really good to find one on tap at the local and a great example of this style of ale.
BeerViking (4109) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Magpie, deep dark brown with a clinging coarse head, aromas of coffee and sour plum, full bodied and chocolatey, with roasty malt, hints of dry plumminess and an interesting lightly sour dryness.