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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7190) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pint can. Black with red and a tan layer of foam. I smell sweet malts and lactic. Soft fruit is tasted first with cream. Very gentle hops. The feel moves from thin to creamy. A hint of roasted notes and the softest bitterness. Mild grassiness. Lots of gentle stuff in here and the best is the 3.2 ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
This is a great 3.2 beer. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. This beer is creamy goodness, it has a sweet and roasted dark malt flavor. There is also a great chocolate and coffee taste with a yummy hoppy under tone. The only negative to this beer is it is slightly watered down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pershing (551) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours dark brown into an English pint glass. quick dissolving tan head with large bubbles. Aroma of Roasted Barley and toffee amd caramel. Nice hop balance with the malt. Thin feel on the palate but a perfect match for the style. Nice refreshing lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Can pours opaque dark brown with medium tan head. Sweet malty aroma with tiny hop presence. Taste chocolate malts, slight roast and vanilla. Palate on the watery side. Mild finish of roast and slight hops. Alcohol not apparent.

I agree with others this has a lot of flavor for a mild beer, combining sessionability and taste well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Aroma is sweet malt with hints of dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with a lasting tan ring and no lacing. The taste is slighly sweet and as the name implies, the flavors are not overwhelming but rather subtle. Malt and vanilla notes with a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Overall, my take on this brew is rather mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (9760) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Dark ale, no head with some redeeming aroma and taste which disappears all too quickly when drank. Aroma is mild roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9926) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
440ml can. Thick creamy tan head. Dark black pour. Pretty good for only 3.2%. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2012
440ml can. Date on bottom reads "23 - Aug - 12". Dark color, good creamy khaki head leaves nice lace and has good retention. Good roasty malts, light hop flavor. Very light body, smooth creamy lighter carbonation. Nice light bitter, light sweet taste. Although its a bit watery, this is a great, refreshing, yet flavorful light beer. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Tried this on tap at The Red Lion in Houston, TX. Dark roasted malt flavor with espresso and cocoa notes, interestingly light ( I guess that's the mild part in the name) not something I would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2012
14.9oz can into a pint glass. Date of August 23, 2012 on the bottom. Presumably a best by date. An aggressive pour yields a half finger tan head although with very good retention. Aroma is definitely metallic but smelling past that, chocolate and coffee dominate with some sweet caramel in the background. The taste has none of the metal present in the aroma. Bitter coffee and dark chocolate followed by a little bit of burnt caramel. Very drying bitterness much like strong coffee. In fact, this beer is very espresso-like. A little bit of nutty-ness and dried fruit but it is very faint. Mouthfeel is thin as to be expected but not as bad as I was fearing. Overall, a very, very impressive beer for only being 3.2%. Tons more flavor than any light beer on the market. This is a beer you could literally sip on all day. Oh how I wish we could get more beers like this in the states. I would buy case loads!

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