Brewed by George Wright
Style: Mild Ale
St Helens, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular.
Previously 4.7% as Winter Ale.
A very dark premium ale, smooth & creamy leaving a long malty sweet taste.

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imdownthepub (15333) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
Cask conditioned at Coventry Beer festival ’08. Dark brown red beer with white head. This was an absolute belter on the Satrday of this festival, rich and fruity, full of blackberry notes, smooth as silk, touches of sweetness and malty biscuit, but so well developed. I loved it and my beer of this festival.

cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Cask at Bow bar edinburgh ... Deep black ... thin tan head ... light roastb nose but its very slight ... very smooth roast ... nice light hop background ... not as rich as id like but still very drinakble.

TK2 oh so fruity rich roast malts so lovely 4.0 -> 4.2 ...

TK3 Cloisters ... deep black .. nice tan head ... great soft roast malts ... smooth silky ... all i could want in a cask stout. 4.2 cask at cloisters ... deep red brown ... deep sweet malt roast ... nice soft and easy 4.0

Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 Cask at Banbury Beer Festival 08-05-08 Pours very, dark brown with a thin off white head. deliciously hoppy on the nose and mouth, quite indulgent for a mild, bags of flavour great interplay between the hops and chocolate roasty malts, very good. A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6 Had this again on Cask (Gravity) at Charlbury Beer festival 04-07-09 Pours black with a tiny rim of bubbles at the outset that didn’t hang around for long. Chocolate and malty aroma with fruit. Taste is stunning, great fruitiness, its sweet but it carries this sweetness off very well indeed. I cannot determine what the fruit is that I’m getting but its very nice. Hops, chocolate and good maltiness finish off proceedings, tied for best beer of the day around our table with the Millstone True Grit. A8 A4 F8 P5 Ov16 4.1

Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Cask, Banbury Beer Festival. Deep brown, lots of frothy tan head. Warm old-fashioned chocolate candy aroma, delicate citrus and passionfruit hops. dark earthy sweetness, viney licorice mouthcoating finish, lingering citrus. Wow! My first of the festival, and in the end, my favorite.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 A Mes rate: Gravicask at Coventry Beer Festival.
Lovely inviting red brown colour. Excellent aroma of raspberry and blackberry with delicate malt and hops. Awesome sweet fruity malt flavour with some gorgeous bitter hops on the finish. Jolly good indeed.

merseybrew (103) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
very nice brew dont know about the mild moniker though id put it firmly in the black ipa/cascadian bracket plenty of flavour, lots of fruit in the mouth not too thick and easy to drink, typical george wright brew, ie, very good! recomended

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Coventry BF. A black coloured beer with some off-white wisps of head. The aroma is hoppy but with some sweet notes, possibly oatmeal? The taste has some herbals notes. Mint and rosemary. Marshmallows on a toasting fork. A fruity interesting beer.

mr_h (5949) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2012
Cask by handpump at Cloisters, Edinburgh - dark red, creamy oatmeal head, minimal malty aroma, sweet malty, moderate carbonation, good temperature, easy to drink

HenrikSoegaard (14620) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice mild.

wyzzywyz22 (2752) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
Cask, Lion, Liverpool. Red tinged dark brown with a v thin tan head. Dark chocolate malt aroma with a hint of fruit. Ever so slightly on the thin side and not a huge amount in the finish, but these are minor quibbles, as this is certainly not lacking in appeal.

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