imdownthepub (15131) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015 worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, - OCT 15, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Medium dark brown with a light red tint and a frothy creamy lasting, lacy dark beige head. Smells of malt, soft roast, caramel and brown sugar. Medium thin body with medium carbonation. Tastes very water with some sweet malt character, nut, chocolate and minimal hops on the finish. Mostly sweet. I found it boring to drink and it took me a while to finish it. I like mild but this is whatever.
Bottled, 500ml from Marks & Spencer in Banbury. Dark brown with fizzed cream head. Sweetish, caramel led beer, thin on the palate, there is a brittle toffee burnt note along with a plummy fruit character. A little too bland. Theydon_Bois (20452) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle at home, from M&S Cardinal Place, a decorating break on 08/03/14.
Dark mahogony brown with reddish hues and a well appointed tan head that gradually slips into the ether.
Nose is toffee, brown bread, nutty twang, dark fruit notes.
Taste comprises rich cake mix, tobacco, leather, dark fruit, nutty, light roast.
Medium to light bodiment, moderate carbonation, drying close.
Solid mild, good depth to the taste on this one. Bosbouw (2984) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Donkerbruine kleur met een volle blijvende crème kraag. Ruikt mout, grbrand, hop. Smaakt wat vlak. Iets zoetig en bitter, craramel en fruit. Gary (2054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled; Mild and I mean God damn Mild , yeah its meant to be subtle .Carmel and roastiness. Deep brown and beige lookin’ . The volume should be turned up , too watery and thin . Subtly doesnt have to mean low on flavour. mr_h (5840) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr - brown ale, very thin head, caramel malty aroma, hint of fruit, no lacing, sweet, caramelly, high carbonation detracts from the flavour a little, fruity malty aftertaste
JohnRMurdoch (4999) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Dark brown with a reddish orange hue, not much head. Sour chocolate vegetable malt aroma. Chocolate coffee toffee flavour Watery with sweet and sour aftertaste. Not very good. danlo (3178) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark black-brown colour, frothy tan head leaving some lacing and aroma of berry fruits, malty & earthy. Taste is sweetish dark malt, fruity, with raisins, slight chocolate & earthy notes. Watery light bodied, soft to medium carbonation, sourish dry mild finish. Quite OK. McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - OCT 27, 2013
A fizzy mahagony brown, dark ruby read coloured mild with a small tan head. On the nose aromas of walnuts, roasted malts, wet leaves and light soy develop. Light fizzy on the palate with a light slick texture. Medium bodied beer light bitter and light sweet taste. Finish is a bit watery and too fast for my liking. dynamiteninja (1875) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle conditioned. Large off white head. Deep mahogany to black with reddish tinges. Good head retention. Nose is plum, red fruit, grass, black malt, spice. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Subtle sparkling mouthfeel in the best kind of bottle conditioned way. Refreshing. A little watery. Very North Western. Borresteijn (7400) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2013
50cl Bottle from M&S A'dam. Dark brown to black colour, beige head. Faint aroma of roast, nuts, hint of berries. Flavour is the same, but all very faint, with a hint of coffee. Watery, light-bodied. Weaker version of the Nutty Black?