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

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 162   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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fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Mild alright, but like a softspoken gent. There’s a lot running under the surface. Woody for sure and a bit of chocolate. Goes down rather easily. With the ABV, this being a session would be a good choice.

2.5
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2004
Jet black hue with a creamy light bron head. Rich chocolate malt, coffee and nut aroma. Still coffee and roasted malt taste. Slightly watery a pretty standard mild.

2.9
RobBestwick (982) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
mild and woody aroma, very dark ruby in colour with a very small off white head, very little carbonation, mild woody/nutty flavour, slightly bitter finish.

3.5
duncanmartin (1) - WALES - MAY 27, 2003 does not count
Quite thin, nicely dark with a good head. Best at The Albert, good on draught and only OK from nitro kegs and cans.

3.8
Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2010 Very dark brown. Slight caramel and brown sugar nose. Toasty dark sugar character. Toffeeish and nuanced, a tasty mild.


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