The_Osprey (8010) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Cask handpull at The Crosse Keys London as ’Dorking Black’, 3.5%. Opaque black with a diminishing tan head. Aroma is ashy, dark chocolate. Body is light, quite watery, lowish carbonation. Taste is chocolatey, light ash and roast malt, spent coffee grounds, touch plummy, soft ashy bitterness. A pretty classic take on a mild, and a good one. Ashy rather than bitter, fruit and chocolate at the fore, light bodied. A style that is often either done badly or incorrectly but this is a good example of a genuine mild. Beese (2776) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a cloudy, dark brown, with a tiny, scummy off white head. Aroma of dark malt, berries and a hint of smoke. Unpleasant flavours of tobacco, cold coffee and flat malt. Finish was metallic and funky. Probably due a re-rate. kwik-lime (1939) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Somewhat sweet, light bodied and very drinkable, some roasted malt and smokiness there. Nice mild. JorgeLee (2117) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2012. Very dark, small head. Relatively dry version of the style, mild malty flavour. Drinkable, pleasant, bit dull. mike_77 (6673) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
Smokey, roasted malt aroma. Very thin, lacks body. Some coffee and malt flavours are there but not carried well.
imdownthepub (14557) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Dark brown with cream head. Quite a heavy mild for the ASBV, creamy, thick with chocolate roasted malts, bitterness, lasting palate. Reasonable. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Black color. Sweetish aroma of chocolate, nuts and coffee. Dryer taste with chocolate, coffee, licorice, nuts, toffee, malt husks and wine gums. Good mild. anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty weak chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty malty chocolate flavor with weak hints of smoke. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish. Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at the GBBF 2011. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee. Fruity and malty flavour with a bit of roasted character, and a hint of smoke. A bit thin mouthfeel joe19612 (2929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a dark brown colour with a very thin tan head. The aroma is all dark malt and a hint of roasted coffee, the taste is again malty with toffee with a dry finish.