john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Cask Half Pint at King William The Fourth), Leyton, London in Sept 2010 - Very Dark Brown in colour with Deep Ruby Red edges. Malty; roasty malts, powdery chocolate, caramel. Fruity; sour fruits. Sweet roast chocolate malty balanced by sour fruit/hop edge. Very tasty for low ABV. Very dry in the finish. Very drinkable.
Stuu666 (13092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Cask at the old coffee house. Pours murky brown, nose is nutty, toffee, floral, taste is quite sour, dry toffee. Rasmus40 (20303) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
Cask @ Cross Keys, London. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. Soft. 270316 sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
Poured a clear reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of nuts and chocolate. Light body, flavour of milk chocolate and lightly toasted malt. niquillis (2679) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
On cask at King William IV, Leyton. Pours dark chestnut with an off white head. Dark fruit, hint of spice, roast back. Decent mild.
Holmen2 (3567) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
From cask. Dark brown. Dense and persistent dark beige head. Aroma of berries and caramel. Similar taste. Some bitterness in aftertaste. MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Aroma: light caramel malts, hay. Appearance: dark clear amber, small beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: stale, light bitters, flat, hay, straw. Overall: just OK but palate unexciting. Pint at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden. MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
This quintessential Mild Ale’s earthy hops and lightly raisiny, caramelized malts thrive in a lush, soft mouthfeel, leading to a balancing leafy hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the dark russet.
-This is one luscious mouthfeel for a 3% brew.
-Biscuity notes are revealed in the nose after a while.
-Light fruitiness appears here and there.
On cask at The Cross Keys, Covent Garden.
Cask at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden, 06/06/13.
Mahoogny brown with a good sized off white head.
Nose is malt forward, caramel, hops, barley, light chocolate.
Taste comprises malts, biscuit, toffee, hops, light sugars.
Light to medium bodied, a little watery, dry finish with a touch of bitterness.
Decent mild. jackl (8013) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Cask @ The Old Coffee House. The pour’s deep muddy brown with a medium khaki tan head. The aroma’s roasted malt, hot cocoa, a bit of sugar-roasted nut. Some coffee creamer and earthy licorice. The taste isn’t completely unlike an oxo cube. Rustic savory flavors. A bit of midly bitter charred coffee. Chocolate syrup. A bit of grain. Sweet toffee, malteaser candy. Light body, pillowy mouthfeel. Quite smooth. Overall, a really nice mild.