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White Horse Black Beauty

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Brewed by White Horse
Style: Mild Ale
Faringdon, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Previously a May seasonal.

Black Beauty Mild joined the Stable last year as a dark outsider and dark is the word! Rich Ruby in colour, using the best chocolate malt and fine English Fuggle hop to achieve a flavour that leaves the herd behind like a true Champion!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (1923) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Gravity at the Bucklebury Beer Festival on 4 October. Poured a vert dark ruby, with a rocky off white head. Aroma was malty, with some light roast malt and not much else. Light bitter flavours, with straw and charcoal. Finish was rye, fruitcake and grain.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8535) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Cask @ The Evening Star, Brighton. Dark brown color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops, lightly roast, decently bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3285) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at a pub in Witney. Smell of caramel, toffee, malty and toasty. Similar taste. Nice but a bit one sided.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (302) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask. Appearance- dark brown, a foamy beige head which leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma- malty, slightly chocolatey, some dark fruit. Taste- smooth, chocolate hints, not much bitterness, hints of brown bread and raisin. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8163) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Dark red, brown with an off white foam. Aromas are hedgerow with nettle and toasted coffee. Nutty with board marker pen and background blackberries. Flavours are earthy and woody with peppery rocket leaf. Nutty coffee and berries with lemony yeast. Dry on the finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1154) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Very dark red, almost black, with a good bubbly head. Smooth, light hops, with a slightly dry finish. Tastes fair, but lacks flair. Light sweet aroma, indistinct. Reasonable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Medium reddish-brown. Toasty and slightly toffeeish aroma. Nice mild, with light toast, slight fruit, light body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4587) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
Cask at the Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill. Dark with a reddish copper glow and a ring of white head; fruity aroma with a touch of hops; immediate hit of Fuggles hops in the mouth, then sweet and malty; the finish is dry with raisins and sultanas. Very good, but rather an odd mild.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
12th May 2009
Clear dark brown beer. Soft to dry palate. Nice balance of malt and hops. The hops start pretty bitter but then turn more fruity and finally end up a little sweet. Not bad!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Evening Star Brighton An oily black coloured headless beer. The aroma is roasty with notes of coal and a bit of fruit. The taste is mild yet has good roasty and fruity notes. A tasty smoky mild.


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