Geltsdale Black Dub

Formerly brewed at Geltsdale
Style: Mild Ale
Brampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask & bottle; Regular.

A delicious dark and malty mild ale, easy to drink and smoothly bittered with Fuggles & Challenger hops.
Black Dub is a remote part of Geltsdale between Castle Carrock and Hornsby Gate. Dub or ’Dudgh’ is a Celtic word meaning a dark & marshy area.

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larsga (7657) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
Medium dark beige head. Clear deep dark reddish body. Roasty earthy aroma with toffee and bread notes. Dry-sweet roasty chocolatey earthy taste with grainy strawy notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy resiny chocolatey aftertaste with minty dusty roasted grain notes. Lingering smoky notes. Really nice, and highly drinkable. Clean and vivid. (0.5l bottle, Meny Strømmen Storsenter.)

esp0r (2930) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2013
Bottle from Meny Manglerud enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, black in glass with a 2 cm beige head. Smells of roast, malts and hints of nuts. Moderate sweet, quite dry mouthfeel, hints of roast and coffee, quite tasty. Short mildly bitter finish. A quite decent mild

LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
50 cl bottle from Meny Kolsås. Pours clear dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of dark malts. Flavor of dark malt. Light bitterness, smooth texture, light and easy to drink.

Foffern (1982) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 9, 2013
Bottle shared with ClubGonzo and Veitafan. Have a clear and deep brown colour with a small beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted coffee, nuts and leather. The taste is like a light version of the aroma, and is both good and balanced. Mouth feel is light and smooth and, has a light bitterness. A well balanced and nice mild ale.

Arve_Christian (5219) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
On bottle from Meny Lørenskog. Black color, ok foam. Sme roasted aromas, malt, licorice and some dried fruit. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Enjoyable

Palme (4824) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
0.5l bottle. This is a clear deep dark ruby one with a small really bubbly off-white top that’s leaving some lacing down the glass. On the nose I get some dark malts, thin coffee, some nice sweet chocolate paper, sweet biscuits and traces of vanilla. Smells quite decent this. It’s below average on the carbonation and the mouthfeel is really watery. In the taste it’s really thin and slight burned. Starts off decent with a little fruitiness and some chocolate in the start, but after the swallow it’s just a thin watery burned malty flavor lingering all the way to the next sip. There is no doubt that this is a mild alright, but I’m not all that in to the milds that are as mild as this mild. 21.02.2013

ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle from Lervig Mat, Bergen, shared with Foffern and Veitafan. Pours a deep ruby-hued clear brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is dark, bready malts, caramel and hints of licorice and syrup. Taste is roasty dark malts, licorice and grainy hints in the finish. Soft carbonation, thin to medium body. Quite nice. How refreshing to find a classic commercial example of an obscure beer style (that I’ve actually tasted more homebrew versions of!) in a Norwegian convenience store. :-)

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Cask (Gravity dispense) at 7th Bexley Beer Festival on 12 April 2012. Dark brown. A light bodied dark mild, tending towards thin, with just a hint of burnt malt. Quite dry. Perfectly acceptable and easy drinking but didn’t make much impact. Probably suffered from being tasted immediately after two excellent dark beers with much more going on. Flagged for re-rate.

Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
On cask at The Paisley Beer Festival. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasty malt. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and lingering orange. Not bad.

harrisoni (19341) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Cask gravity at 7th Bexley BF. Its a bland slightly malty dark mild. Some choc some spice. Ok

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