Cains Dark Mild (Cask)

Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Mild Ale
Liverpool, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
Cask; Regular. Dry hopped.
NOTE: ONly ratings for the cask version should be entered here. The pasteurised version, available in kegs and cans, has a separate listing.
A Gold medal winner in the international brewing industry awards 2000, and a three times bronze medal winner at the Great British Beer Festival in the Best Mild category, this is a smooth, full flavoured, truly dark mild with a rich creamy head. It has a full body and distinctive roasted malt taste, balanced by its fresh hop character. Complex flavours and aromas are achieved by blending deeply roasted malt and adding a selected blend of English hops, including dry hops, to the cask conditioned beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4814) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
Classic dark mild with yellow-beige head and very dark brown colour, bordering on black. Dry fruity nose with caramel malts and light toast, taste dried fruit, raisins, dates, soft maltiness evolving into a coffee-like toasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft. Very low alcohol dark beer. Light body with smooth mouthfeel bug somewhat sour off taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10880) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2013
Cask @ Cockney Pub. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, little coffee. Flavor is malts, nuts, light coffee and caramel. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 220213

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8943) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Good locking mild with decent creamy head, not full of flavour, but has s smooth texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
First tasted this in the Hogshead, Paisley in October 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin creamy tan head. Roast malt in the strong lingering aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give plenty of flavours with roast coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, and raisins. Dusty hops give a dry bitter tang to the dry aftertaste with a touch of liquorice and ash. Finish is well balanced with sweet currants evident. An excellent session mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 01/04/2011. Dark black body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate, molasses, and light smoke aroma. Dry chocolate, molasses, roast and light smoke flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Draft Nitro head settles down quickly. Dark brownish black. Thin tan head does not last. Watery mouthfeel. I HATE Guiness and this is only slightly better. Toasty burnt coffee flavor is faint. Easily forgettable and not really enjoyable or something I will look for again. Weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a small, dense and off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty, light breadish and vague liqourice. Bitter and dark roasted malt flavoured. Breadish and mild liqourice. Smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (24433) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte aroma with hints of caramel. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of chocoalte. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46059) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate and nutty notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. (080808)

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