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Brewed by Bank Top
Style: Mild Ale
Bolton, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A full bodied dark mild with hints of liquorice and roast barley.

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3.3
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2009
(Cask at Lass o’ Gowrie, Manchester, 23 July 2009) Black colour with creamy, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and cream. Malty, roasted taste with coffee (with milk) and chocolate. Slightly below medium body, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Nice and well balanced mild.

3.9
HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
Cask. At The Wenlock Arms. Near opaque reddish-black pour, with an average lasting tan head - looks just like it should. Deep, deep roast aroma - strong coffee, dark chocolate, some anise and herbal bitterness, smelled a tad acidic. The taste followed - strong roast, no alcohol, acidic but not sour, definitely plenty of bittering hops in this one, and most important, no cola/rootbeer character: terrific mild flavour. Wonderfully thick-bodied, creamy and intensely flavourful deep roast palate presence - 4+. A lovely, wonderful, must-have-more mild!

3.9
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Cask at Battersea Beer Festival, 13th Feb 2009. Very dark brown, little bit of foamy head. Lovely and smooth, full without being heavy. Delicate coffee flavours and aromas. Good balance. Could do with more pronounced flavours but overall a very good mild in the classic mold.

3.5
ha1ag (904) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
Bottled, TNX Sarah ! Color is dark orange - ruby, small dark tan head, roasted nose. Aroma si roasted, with coffee and chocloate nougat. Flavour is mild bitter, with roassted aftertaste. Very nice

3.6
cgarvieuk (24499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Cask at cloisters ... Deep black /red ... little dry malt nose ... dry hoppy little malt ... little dry bitter malts...

3.5
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Very dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Good roasted aroma, some chocolate. Taste emphasizes chocolate, though roasted coffee is always present. Lightish body as expected. A good mild.

3.2
Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Cask, gravity dispense at Merton Summer Beer Festival July 18th and 19th 2008 The last beer to sell out but that is in no way a slight on this beers quality, once again the golden beers were hammered first, anyway back to the rating. Tasty but quite simple mild dark brown in colour, some chocolatey sweetness, coffee bringing up the rear, its fine.

3.5
imdownthepub (14554) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer B.F ’08. Red brown with cream head. Again a slightly sweetish, fruity mild with a touch of boiled prune going on. Darkly roasted, earthy malts with a hint of bitumen, liquorice. A decent solid beer.

3.7
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2008
Cask (Ealing BF2008)
Classic dark mild appearance. Coffee, rich malts, and hoppy aroma. Also coffee in a well-balanced taste. Very tasty, very much like my 2nd real malt (not extract) home-brew. Alas that means nothing to anyone else.

3.6
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Sussex Beer Festival.
Dark mahogany brown colour. Coffee malt aroma with nice earthy and fruity notes. Lots of fruit, chocolate malt and coffee in the mouth with a lovely dry and earthy finish. Very downable. A jolly good mild.


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