Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Mild Ale
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
Traditional dark mild ale, fully hopped and very quaffable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2553) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Cask in Craft Beer Co. Colour is dark brown, reddish clear at the edges. Nose is earthy, roasted malt, touch of burnt sour notes. Taste is light bodied, melty, flattish mild. Mouthfeel is watery and theres roasted bittereness, earthiness, woodiness, touch of chocolate and then finally touch of hop bitterness. Too watery body in my opinion leaving the flavours a little dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6412) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Cask at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings. Pitch black with a ring of tan head leaving light lacing on the glass; rich toffee aroma; rather thin and milky in the mouth with bitter chocolate malts and some purple fruit; then a dry finish. A very pleasant, easy drinking, mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (14257) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Cask at CP&K. It pours dark brown, with a ruby tinge and beige head. The nose is floral, perfumed, sweet caramel, green hop and wood. The taste is dry roasted malt, green oily hop, floral, wood, leather, earth and chocolate, with a bitter-dry finish. Thin body and soft carbonation. Decent flavour, but its just too watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2011
Cask. Very dark ruby/brown beer, thin head. Really fresh, hop oriented aroma. Sweet citrusfruits, mandarin, peach, slight sticky lemon. Nice malt body with taste of porridge, toast and some roasty chocolate. Slightly raisiny yeast flavor. Slightly sour, slightly bitter and very well balanced flavor. Medium body, slick texture. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Cask Real Ale 0.25L at Angleterre. Mild nose. Pale beige head. Well lasting. Dark reddish colour (rubiney). Fullfilled malty and roasty taste. At the end hoppy bite. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Another top beer from Dark Star. Unlike other milds, it had a huge hoppy character, roast malt and bitter aftertaste. Hints of fruit in it, chocolate. Ive not drunk a mild like it. Definite a brewery Ill be hunting out more of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Pours a clear, ruby-brown with a creamy, tan head. Aroma holds some floral, piney hops. Lightly roasted malt flavor, lightly sweet, some toasty bread, floral bitterness, a little soap, plenty of earth. Light in body with soft carbonation. Finishes a little dry, some stickiness, mild wood, grass and floral hops some more. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
On tap at the Harp. Pours a clear brown, with a small beige head. Thin, not as malty as i thought it would be, slight piney hop, caramel and toffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (7104) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2010
(Cask at The Harp, London) For a Mild this beer had quite strong hoppiness. The hops did fit in and made drinking this beer quite a pleasant experience. During the aftertaste the hops faded out and gave room to bit roasty maltiness and medium bitterness. Another nice brew from Dark Star.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (17172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
@ Harp, Covent Garden. Dark brown. Nice head. Fresh leafy hops, touch of chocolate malt. Complex, appetizing aroma. Very leafy character with fresh American hop bitterness. Resiny, with tasty chocolate malts - the English make black IPA now? And its sessionable?

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