overall
38
36
style
Formerly brewed at Fuller’s
Style: Mild Ale
London, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; occasional
Classic mild ale making a welcome return to the bar nearly 10 years after it was last sold in the UK. The beer is rich, dark and packed with subtle sweet, caramel and nutty flavours.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, - APR 3, 2009
Hand pulled half pint, in a pub near the Barbican. Deep brown colour, small tan head. Wet blanket, momed grass with maltyness. Very light in the mouth, tending towards watery. An ok mild.


3
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Cask Pint at Jugged Hare, Pimlico, London in May 2010 - Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, lots of coffee, chocolate, caramel. Hoppy; light hops. Fruity; some raisin fruit. Roast malty throughout with a mild hop/fruit bitterness. Dryish roasty finish. OK. Drinkable. Sessionable. (2010-05)

3.2
Scopey (14731) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Cask at the fuller’s brewery multiple times in 2010. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, toast, cocoa, soft roasted malt, underlying sweetness and nut. The taste is roasty, toast, light coffee, mild acidity, caramel, berry, light bitterness and cocoa with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A solid mild by any measure if a little unexciting.

2.9
tombyars (1702) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2011
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in May 1994. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark ruby red in colour with a thin creamy tan head. Dusty scraped burnt toast in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Darl malts deliver a sweet maltloaf base with juicy raisins, cherries and soft caramel. Slight prickle of dusty hop resins give a very short bitter aftertaste,along with roast grain notes. Finish has a mellow roast coffee flavour in at the end. An excellent mild and well recommended.

3.2
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
Cask handpull at the Old Joint Stock, Birmingham. It’s an alright mild. Some roast on the end and some softness in the mouth.

3.6
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
[email protected], Stockholm. Very deep ambery colour with small beigeish brown head. Aroma is mildly roasted malts, some slight wooden and fruity notes. Flavour is quite similar and actually being very bitter at the same time. Nice pleasant and easy to drink brew with big bitterness in the finish.

3.4
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
Pre-The Coral pint at The Old Joint Stock, Brum. Burgundy, ruby tints, tan collar. Coffee and smoky malt aroma. Old running shoe filled with crumbled butter biscuit and coal dust; earthy yeast, slight dampness, black cherry. Tastes like it’s been in wood. Engaging, want-some-more mild with suggestions of depth. Really good.

3.3
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
Cask (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Deep red, healthy spongy head. Lightly roasted sweet malty aroma, a touch caramelly. Simple gentle roasty taste, a touch more burnt than caramelly. Simple refreshing, but almost watery, palate. Finish a little drying, but short of ashy. A simple mild, but a good lunchtime refresher.

3.3
Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 7, 2010
Impressive low ABV style. Bit parts chocolate, fruit and fruit cake. This would be a monster of a beer in an ’imperial’ version. Maybe the best mid strength I have ever had.

3.2
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Derby Tup, Chesterfield 22/05/2010 Fruit aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a slightly dry lasting malt finish.

4
Vladivostok (485) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 This one’s been around since the year dot. Dark with strong caramel flavours and almost like a ’Boys’ London Porter’. Shame it’s not brewed regularly as I rate it as one of the best dark milds.


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