HogTownHarry (7287) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 2, 2018
September 9, 2017 - handpull cask at Old Coffee House (Soho). Deep but clear ruby-brown with a decent if small creamy tan head. Aroma is massive coffee and ... bacon? WTF? Taste is a little more straightforward coffee and low alcohol with some mineral/hard water bite to it - simple, acidic, maybe some lacto sour/sweetness. Light body, slick, finishes quick with building coffee ground acidity and staleness. JorgeLee (2309) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Cask, Old Coffee House. Chestnut brown with no head to speak of. Nice chewy malty mild with a pleasantly dry finish. Hints of nut, toast, fruit cake. Very smashable. john44 (3510) - 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 (15526) - 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 (22684) - 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 (4773) - 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 (2752) - 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 (4391) - 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 (7282) - 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 (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
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.