Brewed by Black Paw
Style: Mild Ale
Bishop Auckland, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A dark ale with a bitter-sweet taste complemented by a pleasing hop aroma and aftertaste. Brewed with select English hops, this is a good honest traditional ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, 2.05/pint. Pours dark, reddish brown with a thin, cream-coloured head. The nose is weak with little to report other than some earthy hints. The flavours are bland, smoky and woody with little to distinguish this from so many other winter beers. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Black Paw Polar Paw ].
Clear dark brown - red amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark malt, light wood. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, dark malt, hay. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150811]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Dark amber, still, small tan head. Aroma is dirty, coffee breath, earth. Body is light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light resin, soggy biscuits, soft bitterness. Plain, but alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015, day 1 - London. Pours clear brown with a light tan head. The nose has some English yeast, toasty bread. Light sweet flavor with some soggy brown bread, faint leafy hops, earth. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Brown bread in the finish, light toffee. So so overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear deep brown with a small white head. The nose is toasted brown bread, soft fruit cake, mild spice, burnt pie and light tang. The taste is toasty, wood, leather, cocoa, weak coffee, toffee and light tang. Lightish body and fine carbonation. More of a mild than anything else. Not a whole lot to it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 1. Dark amber/brown beer with almost no head. Roasted chocolate aroma, manure notes. Roasted fruit and chocolate aroma, hop notes. That aroma is terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sound67 (731) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2015
[cask, at the Great British Beer Festival 2015] - Black Paw Brewery Polar Paw, 4.4%. Mahogany, clear, no head. Dark malts, vinegar, red berries on the nose. Medium body, still quite watery. Almost no carbonation. Floral notes and biscuity malts, red grapes feature equally in the beginning. Floral middle, fruit disappears, biscuit remains. Cold black tea in the finish. Hoppy aftertaste with lemon, and the remains of black tea. NOT a dark ale as advertised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Cask at GBBF 15, day 1, 11/08/15. Chestnut brown topped with a moderate beige swirl. Nose is earthy, toffee, light spice, biscuit, faint smoke. Taste comprises toffee, hint of vanilla, trace of spice, dark malt, biscuit. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Average but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
11th August 2015
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear amber beer, few cream colour bubbles. Palate is light and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Thin malts bring unsweet tangy toffee. Very tangy dried fruits. Light finish. Tangy to the point of being sour. Mmmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (11411) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2015 Cask at GBBF 2015 day 1. Thanks to Leighton. Copper amber coloured pour with no head. Aroma is nutty malt, dried fruit, tangy Apple. Flavour is composed of, stale malts. Tangy apple, dried fruit, nutty, palate is light watery. Meh.

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