Cains Dark Mild (Keg/Can)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
Available filtered and pasteurized in cans and kegs.
NOTE: Only ratings for the keg and canned versions should be entered here. The cask version 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.

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gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2017 Rating added 8/30/2007
44 cl can, thanks rickgordon!
Black color, brown head. Sweet grainy malty scent, some moist pipe tobacco. Roasted coffee taste, though rather thin and sugary. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet and roasted aftertaste.

rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2007
Canned. Dark brown colour. Light brown head. Darker aromas with sugary touch. Light sweet in flavour, that is felt pleasantly with lavender and tad licoricy in finish. Low-medium body. Long finish.

ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2007
CannedDark opaque brown with a small beige head. Intense roasted aromas with burnt sugar and some toffeish notes. Medium bodied and smooth. A bit sweet with low bitterness.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2007
A canned mild you say? Hints of black currents and treckle in the nose, roasted barley. Taste is similar the malt is a bit raw perhaps like you can really taste the malt, but its clean and balanced nice and sweet, super drinkable very nicely carbonated for a canned product.

johndoughty (5446) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
Cost 39 pence from Micheals supermarket in Coventry rd Birmingham. Definitely value for money although don’t think that i would have paid full retail for it. Canned with a slight trace of malt and no tinniness that you sometimes get. More body than you would expect from a mild of this strength. A bargain!

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
Canned. A black coloured mild with a tight beige coloured head. The aroma is a little lactic and is obviously thin. The taste also has lactic qualitles but there is some roasted malt. Thin and weak and pasteurized but drinkable.

Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2007
Near black colored, little beige head. Strongly chocolaty aroma with obvious toffee, coffee-roastiness and mild smoke, rich aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet with roastiness and chocolaty-toffee, aftertaste dries mildly, still chocolate there.

JorisPPattyn (9982) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2007
Good greige, dense head over fully dark-brown beer. Slightly sourish, oatmeal (even when rather wheat is used), bit of tobacco and slightly mineral. Soft sweet, with a lot of tobacco ash, and a sweetness that is not sugary. Lactose? Browning sugar adding. And a bit of dates’ flavour. Despite the strange sweet taste, it is rather dry. Sweetness is more outspoken in the aftertaste. And appropriate British light. Remarkable for such a light beer. Still this is not something I’d see myself drinking all right. Thanks to Dann P

berkshirejohn (6499) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
440 ml can.

Official Beer of Liverpool ’08 - European Capital of Culture - no less!

An attractive deep black with a cream head; smoky, malty aroma; first impression in the mouth is dry and smooth, very much like an Irish stout, but then develops into a whole spectrum of flavours; sweet, malt, fruit, dry, smoke, coffee, quinine; leading to a soothing dry coffee aftertaste. An exceptional beer, given the alocohol content and price.

DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
440ml tin(s). Thick, treacly jet-black pour. Sweet smoky nose. Malt whiskey smoky with a burnt toast bitterness, firm graininess and cigar-like lingering tobacco aftertaste. Maybe a touch of brine in the nose reminiscent of Kelpie. Praise indeed. More body and character than some stouts 2% stronger. The most standing-too-close-to-a-bonfire smoky beer I’ve sampled to date. Mellow, charred-to-a-cinder and lovely.

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