Hardys & Hansons Cursed Galleon

Formerly brewed at Hardys & Hansons
Style: Mild Ale
Nottingham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask; Occasional.
With a wonderful depth of flavour, thsi robust dark mild is an intriguing blend of malt and rich roast characteristics, providing the perfect balance of Target hop bitterness and sweetness to make it bith highly drinkable and immenseley satisfying.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, - MAY 11, 2005
Cask 5% at the ’Spoon May Fest. Great beer. Bags of flavour: coffee, chocolate, morello cherries - great. All worked together in a beatiful zippy harmony. Great. Great. Great. Zippy!

haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2007
Cask (handpump) Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham. It doesn’t get much better than a great pint of H&H in one of their best pubs. Smooth, fruity in an alcohol-berry-chocolate way, a decent strong mild.

Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 7, 2006
Veyr nic ein flavour, but very alcoholic, it almost made me drunk after os many beers. But the foam was very good.

SilkTork (5854) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
May, 2005. JDW, Rochester. Nice. Juicy red cherry, chocolate, English trifle and coffee blend well in this fascinating and very drinkable mild.

DanielBrown (4546) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2005
Hand pulled at Wetherspoons, Paradise Forum, Birmingham. Deep, menacing darkness, reminiscent of the beer’s name. A flavour, which is indeed difficult to adequately pin down (as others have said): I got wine and choc. I found this a little sour (bad sour), and with a wince inducing, lingering heaviness. Tastes stronger than it is, and is not something I would rush to try again.

kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2005
Cask (My clip said 5% though?): Deep dark ruby in colour with a small beige head. Toffee aroma with a touch of roast. Flavour is mostly toffee (caramel) but has some oaky notes, along with chocolate. Almost a touch of ash/smoke in there too. Bit thin in body though. Interesting, but lacks body and character.

beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Heavy and dark, with that strange chicory taste I find in many dark bitters. Somewhat enjoyable, if you’re in that masochistic mood.

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
Full marks to H & H for having the guts to produce a strong mild. Except I though it was tending more towards a winter warmer/old ale style a la Old Peculier. Very dark brown, almost black, with a reddish tinge. There’s nothing very pronounced on the aroma. Maybe some mildly vinous notes. Berry fruits, caramel and maybe a hint of licorice in the flavour. Quite light bodied. This was a perfectly pleasant beer but a bit understated. I found it difficult to get a handle on. Now brewed at 5.0%. Cask (handpump), Willow Walk (JDW), May Beer Festival, Victoria, London SW1.

harrisoni (19328) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
cask at Wetherspoons , Ashford, Kent. Very dark ruby/black. Burnt malt nose, rich dark matl fruit with some burntness. Alcohol on finish with some dryness.

Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2004
Cask at Chappel Beer Festival. This beer was discribed as a Mild, not sure about that as it is 5.5% ABV but also it was not sweet as I expected from H&H. It is almost black with beige head, this is not sweet but rather sour like a porter with various flavours in the aroma and taste, interesting but not a beer I would drink alot of.

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