Brewed by Milton
Style: Mild Ale
Cambridge, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
Cask; Regular. Part of the Classic Range.
A rich dark mild with bags of character from the lavish use of chocolate malt.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Prunes and raisins segue into mild roast, earth and burnt sugars in this velvety, lean Dark Mild.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the copper-tinged dark purple.
-The low prickling, smooth body and low gravity make for supreme drinkability.
-Flavors are beautifully integrated into one another.
-The fruitiness in the finish is juicy, reminiscent of fieldberries.

On cask at The Devonshire Arms, Cambridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
This is one berry nice beer It's has a good nose and smokey after taste. Dark in colour but still clear enough to see through There is no head but a thin rim of white around the edge ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (16128) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Chestnut with a bubbly head. Nose is caramel and a bit of butter. Light body, a bit tart, some slight dark malt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (13329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Cask at The Hope. It pours dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is earth, leather, wood and a touch of chocolate. The taste is earth, leaf, leather, spice, light bitterness and some dark fruit with a dry, leathery finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. So-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Tasted this at the Troon Beer Festival in October 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby black in colour with a open buff head. Mocha coffee notes in the strong aroma. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give an initial burnt toast note which fades to give sweet juicy raisin fruit. Short note of dusty, earthy hops but really short lived. Sweetness returns to give a malty fruity finish with dry cocoa powder evident. An excellent session mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Cask handpull, The Bricklayers Arms, Luton, 25/01/14. Dirty mahogany laced with beige. Nose rust and Sugar Puffs. Really decent dusty coalsmoke, puffed rice, hint of chocolatey sake flavour. Full body. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2012
On cask at The Devonshire Arms. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nice and dry to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2011
A - Rosted molasses and dried fruit A - Quite dark with thick creamy head T - Sweet and a touch sour with slight roasted dry bitter P - Full body and soft O - Alright, not as complete as hoped

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (41898) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
From cask at Pembury Tavern. Pours cloudy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is butterish and toffee malty. Bitter, light fruity and toasted malty. Bitter and toffee malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (462) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
A roasty rather than a caramely mild with adequate bitterness. Quite pleasant if you like that kind of thing. Personally I think the burnt flavour is overpowering in such a low gravity beer and would go for caramel every time. I dont know about anybody else, but I find Miltons pump clips less than helpful. If the landlords out and the 18-year old barmaid hasnt a clue about beer then youre floundering as to what youll get once you part with your hard earned cash. It surely wouldnt hurt to add Mild or Bitter etc. where appropriate would it?

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