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


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (7061) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2373) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2013
A very nice mild a bit thin on tongue nice roasted aroma. Sweet but ends carb very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - APR 19, 2013
Bottle from Auchan Market in Luxembourg City!
Pours deep black with creamy off-white head. Smells chocolatey and nutty, with lots of roasted malts. Starts with massive roasted malts. Middle part has lots of chocolate and caramel. Goes into a very dark and bitter roasted finish with some sourish malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2013
50cl bottle. Dark brown with a medium sized beige head. Slightly roasty aroma with notes of chocolate and dried fruits. Quite dry and light bodied. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Magela (133) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2013
Aroma leve de alcauz e sabor que varia entre chocolate e caf. Seca. Apesar de pouco alcoolica, tem sabor leve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6862) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Have had on bottle and on draught many times in uni. Nice, light and mild.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (998) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Theres not much of an aroma to start with, except for a foul whiff of some effluent, which later turns to dried dates, as the beer warms. The beer pours walnut brown and it looks great in the glass. Black, with a creamy head. Flavours of roast malts, a bit of chocolate and plenty of ash. No fruitiness detected. More like a Schwarzbier. Thin bodied, it is a pleasant drink, this Welsh dark, but Id like to try their different stouts for a comparison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1457) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2013
Slightly roasted and sweet aroma has chocolate, coffee, licorice, dark dried fruits, ash. Clear darkbrown-red to black, frothy airy head is beige, leaves lacing. Dry and roasted flavor has some bitterness, medium body,soft feel with some thickness, chocolate finish is dry. Good one, tasty, nice looks and palate.

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