haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpull) at the Fox & Crown, Basford. Its ruddy black. Its a bit thin. Its a little sweet. Its mild.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Very very dark amber - almost black. Short, dissipating, off-white foamy head. Sweet with lots of toffee in the nose, caramel and vanilla malts in the mouth. A little watery.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 01/06/2001
Dark brown mild with some fruit and a malty finish.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Reading Beer Festival. Buttery black beer hat is smooth and tastes ashy. Unremarkable dark mild.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
BF. Nice soft mouthfeel. Lightly roasted flavour, with some soft cutting acidity, an innofensive dark mild.
DanielBrown (4477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at Reading Beer Fest, with Kook, Duff, Chris_o and Joeh. Red hued black, no head. Medium paced black beer. Friendly easy drinking, dark, sweet and balanced. Nice, but not greatly challenging.
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown colour with a ruby tinge. Not as dark as some. I thought I picked up some smoky notes lurking beneath the roast malt on the nose, but I was suffering from a heavy cold, so I was struggling with aromas. The palate was dry and had a slightly mineral/ashy consistency (which I found in a number of the milds at this festival). Light bodied. A decent, traditional, easy drinking mild but nothing really leapt out. Then it is a mild so it wouldn’t be fair to criticise it for not being an attention-grabber. Cask (gravity), Reading beer festival 2005.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasty grain aroma. Black with no head. Roast flavour dominates with some cara and choc notes. Quite dry. Medium bodied, ok.