john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2010 - Black in colour; Reddish against the light. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, coffee, liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Roast malty fruity with a slightly bitter fruit/hop edge. Dry hoppy finish. Liked this. Very drinkable. (2010-05) tombyars (1776) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in May 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear ruby black in colour with a thick buff creamy head. Black treacle present in the short aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Dark malts give a rich sweet note of black treacle toffee, damsons and bramble. Bitter chocolate notes appear later. Dusty hop resins give a short bitter aftertaste that fades fast. Finish has sweet raisins and caramel notes to it. A very good mild and highly recommended.. berkshirejohn (6687) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2010
Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Deep espresso coffee black in colour with a ruby hue and a beige head; intense plum aroma; the body is soft but fully bodied and creamy with purple fruit flavours; the finish is dry and gently bitter. An excellent mild. Fin (10972) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Four Candles, JDW, Oxford 25-05-10 Pours black actually its not totally black there are some reddy glints towards the bottom. There is a creamy (textured) off-white almost cappucino coloured head. Nutty and caramel on nose, touch sweet but pleasant. Taste is a little nutty but smooth, creamy and with some toffee and lightly roasted flavours, really likeable and served in bloody good nick. A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6 hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
Cask at The Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Very dark red brown with a small off white head. Sweet blackcurrant fruit aroma. Sweet fruity taste with some ripe apple. Slight bitterness. Very acceptable, though served a trifle warm.
downender (8928) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 24/05/10. Near black with attractive red hints and a decent, off-white head. Dark fruits, some caramel and a lick of liquorice with a gentle, bitter finish. Enjoyable. BeerViking (5084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2010
Cask at The Metropolitan (JDW) by Baker St tube. Deep red-brown with a clingy fine tan head. Tart plums on the nose, plus a little red wine. Smooth and fruity, with plums and redcurrants and more vinous hints, soft bitterness in the finish, along with notes of dark chocolate and roast nuts. Rather more-ish. Bullit (4719) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Cask @ Hengler’s Circus, JDW. Colour is dark reddish-brown with a medium foamy off-white head. Aroma of slight roasted malts and fruits. Flavour is sour fruits, hint of roasted malts, a bit of licorice, red wine. FatPhil (17160) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
A bit disappointing, keeping in mind the high ratings so far (although the most recent is from 3 years ago). Not enough roastiness, not enough body.
Cask DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
Dark brown, thin head. Sweet burnt malt aroma. Surprisingly hoppy for a mild. More like a porter, but that’s not a perfect match either. Very well-rounded combination of burnt and roasted malts - sweet and a little spicy - with subtle, but quite emphatic, hoppiness. Great mild.
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 31/10/2001
Dark coloured smooth on the palate with earthy aromas. Very bitter. Dry hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 12/05/2003
Dark red and sugary sweet. Slightly dry roast finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 15/10/2004
Dark coloured and fruity. Slightly dry pleasant malt finish.
4. Cask Handpump at the Palladium JDW, Llandudno 03/05/2010
Fruit and some liqorice aroma. Small white head. Black smooth and a little rich on the palate with a hint of dryness in a liqorice roast finish.