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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2007
[Cask from Blackfriars] Deep, reddish brown with a moderate, tight head. Aroma of toffee, berrys and fresh figs, notes of rosehips, a background flutter of citrus fruit and some floral nuances. Very full bodied for the ABV. with more malt flavours on the palate leading to a dry, fruity finish. Very complex and full bodied for the strength, great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
Outstanding! Aroma is lychee, orange peel, parma violets, hint of pink grapefruit, all of which should not be here. Taste has a decent malt base ontop of which all the citrusy goodness from the aroma hits you. The best cask ale iv probably ever had, and i cellared the fucker!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (12003) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
We enjoyed our last evening in Ipswich at the splendid pub Dove Street Inn (one of the best real ale pubs we have seen in England - great range of interesting and well kept ales, good food and friendly staff and guests).
Ruby in colour topped by only a small layer of foam. Nice lacing. Inviting hoppy to the nose. well balanced flavour of roasted malt and caramel. A good touch of hop bitterness in the aftertaste (23.09.2006).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (6936) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Cask at The Dove Street Inn Ipswich 23 Sep 06. Deep red coloured. A small white head. A strong fruity and hoppy aroma. Rich fruity flavour leading to a loooong finish with some dry bitterness little by little. A top beer. Definitely my best mild so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2006
Cask at The Rake, London. Dark brown colour with a minimal beige head. Dark fruits aroma-raisins and plums. Flavours are quite bitter though with good fruitiness. Light-bodied and smooth. A rather complex mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 Rating update: again at FFtMC. Man this was in top shape tonight. All the things noted in the previous ratings, but also noticing a slightly sour woodiness that is deeply satisfying, and a nice toasty brown malt finish. Grapefruit rind hops are wonderful, but dont try to steal the show from the sticky malt goodness. More decadent that most beers 2x the strength. Yum! (Cask at the Far From The Madding Crowd Autumn Ale Festival. Deep ruddy brown with a little dirty white head. Really pleasant blend of deep earthy, dark bread malts and warm orange marmalade. Soft malt flavor with a touch of roast. Significant hop flavor but fairly low bitterness. Nice heft to the mouthfeel, but still dangerously drinkable. Probably a bit of a stretch to call something with this much hop flavor a mild, but it really is a nice pint. 7/3/7/4 16)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (10160) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2006
Cask at Merton Beer Festival July 7th, 8th 2006. Looking more like a dark bitter than a traditional mild this beer poured a reddy brown colour. Great big dollops of citrusy fruitiness zapped out with more restraint shown by the malts and an ever present sweetness. This was by some distance my favourite mild here but it wasnt typical of its style and was pushing more towards a bitter nonetheless a beer of great character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Boundary, Audenshaw 19/06/2003 Mid brown colour with a reddish hue. Citrus flavours and a lasting hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36182) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2005
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2004] A red-brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol, while the flavor is of roasted malt, caramel, and alcohol. I wonder how alcohol can be so present in such a low ABV beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Cask @ Brazen Head. Ive never been fan of Dark Star, even the Dead tune is over rated. Anyway, this stuff although smooth, tastes like dishrag or a wet sponge. Hoppy though with some creaminess, its still not worth drinking.

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