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


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (8730) - ITALY - MAY 8, 2014
Scura buona schiuma discreta persostenza buone tostature caffe discreta secchezza sentiri torrefatti ma non troppo lunghi lieve noccisls anbastanza bilanciata

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2887) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
A colablack, nicely poured beer with a medium and light brown head. The nose of dark malts, only slightly roasted, some sweetness. Taste is dryer than aroma, dry and roasted, some dark malts, coffee and herbs, hint of chocolate. Almost medium bodied, nice and smooth to drink. Simple but balanced, dry and roasted beer. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Aroma from this brew is chocolaty and nutty. Its a its a clear dark brown with little tan head It tastes slightly bitter throughout with a hint of choc and almost a hazelnut. Its a medium bodied brew with med carb. Not a bad brew though a mild ale i would not classify it as. Maybe a stout or porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Roast malts, toast, smoky, cold coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Taste: Low sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, refreshing lingering bitter/sweet malty finish ending in a sour/bitterness. Slight toffee flavour. Comments: Tasty and glass lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Connor66 (75) - - NOV 30, 2013
Great smell and taste for something with a low AV. Had a bottle from B&M the head didnt last long out of the bottle. Nice taste and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3593) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from B&M. Pours very deep ruby wioth good lasting cream head. Quite a fruity aroma. Creamy with lots of coffee and chocolate. Very flavoursome for a low ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25233) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. As R.D Dark 4.1%. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a no head. Has a fruity malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7429) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from B&M Bargains; dark brown pour with frothy light mocha head, earthy aroma, roast malt and coffee taste with dark berries and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrunoVille (50) - BRAZIL - JUN 20, 2013
Mild bitter de aparência negra e creme bege de média duração. Aroma tostado e defumado. Sabor predominante de cacau (especialmente no creme), tostado e castanha. Média carbonatação, corpo leve e alta drinkability. Pra mim é uma puta breja. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervis (243) - Taylors Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Decent mild - a little more hop than youd expect, but pleasant - coffee grounds, dark chocolate, nuttiness. Slides pleasantly over palate. A little overcarbonated.

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