albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Cask at the Canalhouse. This is an amazing beer for its strength. It’s fruity as you’d expect from a mild but with a lasting and profound dry bitter finish. It is neither watery nor weak in flavour; this is the ultimate session beer. They really are alchemists at Brewdog. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Cask at The Rake, with renffisch, duff and harrisoni, 17th May 2008. Very dark brown with a lacy magnolia head. Wonderful smoky aroma and flavour, with subtle maltiness and nice balance. Smooth and light on the palate, this is very drinkable. A superb smoky mild, this is well worth tracking down. fonefan (49427) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2008
Clear medium red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, coffee, dusty, notes of smoke. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. (Malt bitter) Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (010508)
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2008. Very dark brown, bubbly beige head. Some hops on aroma. Some grainy choc and cereal. It’s not a bad little mild, bit grainy, but fine. Bit smokey, some hop on finish. Didn’t think it matched up to all the hype it had been getting. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
Gravity at Reading Beer Festival 2 May 08. Golden colored. No head. Dark brown - almost black. A tiny filmy head. Lovely roasted aroma. A rounded flavor with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Even a subtle pleasant dry finish. A remarkable brew.
wheresthepath (2335) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 [2/5/2008: cask at Reading Beer Festival] Thin but large-bubbled head which lasted to the end of the pint (and beyond - couldn’t get the blighter out of my glass!). tastes of everything - smoke, coffee, chocolate, malt, an odd twang of sharp citrus; all the flavours of a strong old ale squeezed into a very well balanced and easy-to-drink 2.7% beer that seems different in every mouthful. Simply astonishing - not just the best mild I’ve ever had, but very possibly the best beer. 9/4/10/4/18 (4.6)
[rerate, 16/11/2010, cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Deep brown, beige head, slight effervescense. Chocolate, roasted malt, lime, green leaves, smoke, leather, lemon, an earthy bitterness and finally pine roll across your tongue - a wonderful cornucopia of flavours that entrances you with every mouthful. Is there a better session or lunchtime ale? I think not. 9/4/10/4/18 (4.5) Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Gravity, Reading Beer Festival. Dark amber, off-white head. Nutty, chocolate aroma, buttered toffee. Rich brown toasty malt flavor. Great texture. Hard to believe this is way down at 2.7%, as flavor volume is really very respectable. Well done to Brewdog for pushing limits both up and down. renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
2,7%????? how? this is marvellously good! cask at the rake, darkest brown big bubbly beige head. stunning flowery malty nose. Chalky, treacle and dark chocolate body, and a lot of it. mouthwatering nectar you could (actually!!!) drink all day! Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2008
(Cask at The Rake, Southwark, London, 24 April 2008) Dark brown colour with brief, pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of chocolate and dried fruit. Roasted, slightly malty taste with chocolate, dark fruit and mud. Thin body. Not really impressive. Suppose I’ll have to give it a rerate when possible. vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2008
I was truly impressed with this beer.It is 2.7%abv and quite astonishing. The flavour is roasty and for the strength decent in the mouth. There is a very nice hop aroma, a little fruity and fairly bold against the malty background. Well done fellows.