FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2008
Cask (Woolpack, Vantaa)albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Very dark ruby red, loose head. Soft dark roasted malt and subtle whole hop aroma. Soft carbonation. Fills the mouth with sweet dark roasted malt, and a gentle bonus of noble hops. On swallowing, the hoppy aromas and richer burnt malts come to the fore. Excellent mild.
Cask at the Kean’s Head, Nottingham. Bizarrely for a mild, this was the strongest beer available at my local last night. It’s a lovely dark brown colour with a hint of red. The aroma has chocolate sweetness and it has a pleasingly complex flavour with fruit, mocha and some nice hop bitterness. The palate is much more full-bodied than one would expect from a mild, but that’s hardly a complaint. It’s an altogether tasty and enjoyable beer. downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddington Station 12/308. Dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of black fruit, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavour was sweetish, with more forest fruit and chocolate, and some earthy hops in the finish. Enjoyable. Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2008
A terrific example of what can be done at less than 5%. Chocolatey, smooth drinking. ACtive carbonation lots of lace. Dark brown with dark malt aroma. tnkw01 (1857) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Bottle. Another one tried in Washington DC. Was a good beer. Seemed a little strong in alcohol for a mild ale. Otherwise highly recommended
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Thanks to Immy, 16.9 oz. Pours reddish brown in color with brown head. Aroma sweet, malty and nutty. Taste malty and caramel with dry finish. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2007
This almost black beer has a low carbonation, so the head is almost non-existent. The aroma is mild with weak notes of mocca and caramel. The flavour is just as mild and smooth as the aroma, and it has a lot of discrete and nicely balanced notes like: Mocca, fruit, caramel, malt, a bit of licorice and almost no bitterness. I really like this mild ale! Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Body: Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3 Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4 Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head: None(1)->Large(5) : 2 Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2 Lasting: 2 Lacing : 1 Nitro : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3 Bread : 3 Apple : XX Tropical Fruits : XX Ink : XX Tar : XX Olives : XX DMS : XX
Malt : 4 Biscuity : 3 Burnt Toast : 2 Caramel : XX Nuts : XX Pumpernickel : XX Cereals : 2 Coffee : 2 Dark Chocolate : XX Vanilla : XX Grapes : XX Blackberries : 2 Cherries : 2
Hops : 2 Noble(1)->American(5) : 1 Leafy : 2 Floral : XX Lemon/Lime : XX Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX Herbal : XX Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes : Earth : 2 Wood : XX Mint : XX Smoke : 2 Soy : XX Bourbon : XX Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4 Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4 Sourness : XX Lactic : XX Bitterness : 2 Complex : XX Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4 Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2 Clean : XX Sharp : XX Watery : XX Oily : 2 Chalk : XX Astringent : XX Alcohol : XX Mineral : 2 Oxidation : XX Metallic : XX
Comments: A very good mild with bold flavours and a rather surprising almost chewy palate. Reminds of dark buckwheat honey of all things, almost molasses-like, yet fresh all the way.
I find this barely drinkable, its got a slight unpleasant tartness that doesn’t work. The malts is thin and weak and the hops are almost non-existent. not worth your time. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
The aroma is lactic with some malt and fruit. The appearance is dark brown with a nice foamy tan head. The flavor is like the aroma and sour. The palate is thin. This beer is bad.