Brewed by Kendrick’s
Style: Mild Ale
Rugby, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Regular.
Previously sold under the Rugby Brewery and Wood Farm branding.

Dark mild
A full bodied Dark mild with hints of caramel finishing with a smooth malty palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
Hand pulled at the Criterion, Leicester. Black, with ruby hints. Thin bodied, with no head. Extremely strongly flavoured Mild - sensational for the ABV. A rich burst of coffee flavour, with a sharpness and contrasting sweetness within. Very good indeed - a great start for this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2010
cask at cask and barrell ... brown ... thin creamy white head ...sweet something nose ... soft sweet toffee and odd i cant place it .. but remind me of great beer but thiner body ... oh thats annoying me i cant place it .. but it crackin...what ever it is its not brittish... but i am really diggin it ... very unusual for a uk beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2006
pint pulled at The Maltings: dark muddy brown in color with a tan head. aroma was roasted with very nice floral hops, slightly perfumy. flavor is roasted and very nicely bitter on the finish leaning towards a stout. slightly watery in the mouth though. nevertheless, really nice mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
Cask Conditioned at Harbury Beer Festival ’05. Black beer with a bubbly malt head. Highly flavoured mild with a roasted chocolate base. Thin and drinkable with a late hop finish. Moorish and very good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - Harbury BF. My first beer of this rather quaint but very enjoyable and well run small fest in a village hall. Thanks to Glen (or more correctly Sandra) for saving us seats! A black mild with a nice white head. The aroma had a little roasted malt, some smoke and a little chocolate. The taste is dry and mild. Again a little roasty and some smoky chocolate. A nice mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (2122) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2009
[Cask at the Nag’s Head, Reading] Murky dark brown with a small, loose white head and a very slight fizz. Initial flavour of chocolate and smoke, with some deep fruitiness lurking behind. Autumn leaves and earth in the finish. It’s flavoursome, yet it somehow manages to still be light and refreshing. A good mild this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2007
Cask gravity at Pembury Tavern. Very dark brown/ruby with lasting beige head. Very tasty mild, bit of almost whiskyish malt. Bit nutty and good roasted flavours. Actually got a bit of grapefruit hop. Good mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2007
Blackfriers. Aroma is nutty, caramel malts, chocolate malts coming through slightly, though i think this is a caramel mild, hints of floral fuggels? Taste is again a bag of roasted barley with caramel dominating, noteable bittering hops throughout, a very drinkable mild indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 1) The Crown, Nuneaton. Dark ruby. Wet Hobnob, whole hop mustiness and toffeeish malt. Big hop presence for a Mild, but I’m not complaining. Cheeky one. 2) Cask, back at The Crown. Earthy and balsamic with insinuating chocolate black cherry and soil. Better the first time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4640) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2005
Cask@Criterion, Leicester. Reddish mild with a chocolatey and malty aroma, the flavour is watery but quite dry. Overall a good watery mild.

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