Brains Dark (Bottle)

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Brewed by Brains
Style: Mild Ale
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Regular.

Once called Red Dragon the famous pint of Dark has always been synonymous with Brains particularly in Cardiff with the dock-workers of old, the male voice choirs and with rugby fans down in the Arms Park. Nowadays its popularity has expanded and it is the biggest selling dark milk in Wales, continually winning awards both nationally and internationally.
‘Dark’ is treacle-coloured with a creamy contrasting head and brewed using chocolate malt, providing a clean palate with hints of liquorice and fresh ground coffee.
The intense flavour of Brains Dark goes well with pork and chocolate puddings.

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3.3
Grumbo (3456) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.6
DoctorHU (564) - UKRAINE - JUL 20, 2017
500 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of roasted malts and milk chocolate. Taste is dryer dry and roasted, some dark malts, coffee and herbs, hint of chocolate.

4.3
nybol (2280) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2017
den har en mørk smag, af lakrids og kaffe, og en middel bitterhed. god øl..

3.4
allmyvinyl (10823) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle from Morrisons, Caernarfon. Pours dark brown with a short-lived thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and light liquorice. Taste is treacle, but not in a sticky way. Quite thin in fact. More chocolate and light coffee. Slightly burnt note on the finish.

4.3
BeerNinjaUK (478) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2017
Bottle from supermarket in Wales. Pours deep black-brown, although clear to the light. Foamy smooth beige head. Aroma intense with strong espresso, vanilla, bitter cocoa and some butterscotch. Smooth in the mouth with rich coffee aftertaste.

2.9
Wim (4108) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2017
On holiday in wales black dark brown colored body with an off white head and with a roasted malt chocolate aroma a roasted malt chocolate grain sweet bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.4
MoritzF (10018) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 11, 2017
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a short and tanned foamy head. Dark and mildly roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, marzipan and almonds. Roasted bitter flavour light but not watery body with an almost silky mouthfeel. Dry and roasted malt character with caramel, chocolate, again marzipan and almondy, nutty notes; almost lingering roasty bitter chocolatey finish. Good. 27.III.17

2.9
jfb (6509) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2017
(bottle) darkest ruby-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of melted margerine and sugar icing, with some notes of earth, gently roasted wheat and cardboard. flavour is mostly lactose and caramelized malts, with lots of milk chocolate, some yeast slurry and a semi-dry toasty finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
jonas (7748) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2017
Bottle. Roast, cigar smoke, dust. Dark brown, off white head. Medium light body. Iodine roast start, overall pleasant.

3.6
Ritzn (1654) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2017
Black with little beige head. Aroma is coffee, nuts, coffee beans, roast. Taste is honey sweetness with lots of coffee bitterness. Full bodied and quite smooth. Good for its abv and the first mild ale, that I really enjoy.


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