Brewed by Chalk Hill
Style: Mild Ale
Norwich, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.

A traditionally robust strong ale. Reminiscent of rich fruit cake, the fruity overtones are counter-balanced by a mellow richness.

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thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at Coach & Horses, Norwich. Dark copper brown, frothy head. A bit fruity nose, hints of apples, more roast in the mouth. Drinkable.

BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
Gravity poured pint during the 2013 CAMRA AGM in Norwich. Really dark body, deep ruby red/brown with a creamy head. Burnt malts ruled the nose and taste: roasted coffee and dark bitter chocolate flavours come into play early on as well. Earthy rather than rich or creamy in the body feel, depth of flavours good. I’d had nothing but golden citrusy beers before this during this session, I needed a dark malt laden brew and this fitted the need in perfect style.

leaparsons (10859) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Very dark brown with a cream thin foam. Aromas are weetabix and chocolate with lactose and nutty notes. Soft roast coffee with pear and yeast. Flavours are sweet chocolate and raisins with roast coffee and spices. Herbal liquorice with earthy, smoky notes and prickly lemon. Dry and peppery on the finish. Quite oily on the palate. Very decent.

Christian (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar and licorice. Dry and roasted flavour with fruity and caramel notes

Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours ruby-brown with a tight, foam head. Dark fruits and subtle dark malts in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor, some doughy malts and toast, dark fruits, hints of brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Sweet, dark sugar finish, with restrained dark fruits, light roast and cocoa. Great stuff. Really right on target.

Dedollewaitor (16539) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours black with no head. Bread, roast, caramel and ashes. Medium and smooth body. Dry end.

Ungstrup (38867) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A red brown beer with no head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt as well as a light note of sulphur. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and chocolate sauce, as well as a lighter note of sulphur, leading to a dry finish.

evergreen0199 (3561) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Cask at Coach and Horses, Norwich. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, dark fruit.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011

Cask @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark brown color with a small to small average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark malt, sour malt, smoke - chimney notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100804]

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
7 Gentle coffee-ish aroma.
4 Deep brown, tiny head
6 Rich roast, but heading towards dryer ashy tastes
3 Full roastiness, but very dry and nutty.
11 Not what I needed at the time. Can imagine liking this more in other contexts.

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