DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr 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. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
Can from Asda. Sweet, malty canned mild with chocolate. Fuller body than many others like it but still a little bland. Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Can. This was a nice little surprise. Pours from the can a caramel highlighted black, easily dark enough to be a porter, with a dense streaky cap of tan. Soft sweet malt aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with a touch of roast. Light and very drinkable, but not thin. The overall effect is like a grown-up soda. I don’t quite know what it is about this beer, but it makes me irrationally pleased to sip, in a way that I don’t expect from something so mild mannered. Never had anything quite like it.
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 canfiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
opaque dark black colour with almost no foam remaining; roasted coffeish nose with notes of licorice and chocolate; moderate malt body; creamy, low carbonation; roasty moderfately coffeish aftertaste with a touch of bitterness - impressive character with so few alcohol
craigbeerlover (11) - ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Black color. Light roasted malt aroma. Medium body, some malt and roasted malt, milky. Strange.
Chocolatey malty flavour, bit too carbonated for my liking.
But its drinkable. Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2004
Can. A fairly standard sort of mild fruity chocolate flavours and not too sweet and perhaps a touch more hops than is usual. The thin fizz added by pasteurisation really doesnt help - milds really do need to be cask conditioned. DanielBrown (4546) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2004
Can from Asda, Perry Barr, Birmingham. Delicious aroma, of slight hops. Thick lacing, from a small head. Smooth, grainy and insistently cocoa tinged beer. Slightly stouty Mild. Black. A big and good Mild. Mmmm rauchbier (3933) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2004
Can. Jet black, initially good creamy beige head soon thins, low condition. Sweet chocolate, fruity malt and a touch of roast coffee in the nose, Sweet chocolate and bitter roastines in the mouth with some background plasticy phenols. Dry frinish with slight fruity berry edge.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2003
porter/stout appearance, no head. Toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Strong burnt wood chocolate and cigar taste.