ladnewton (1961) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2009
Cask at the Pembury Tavern on 8th July 2009. A dark ruby mild with an initially fair - but soon collapsing - white frothy head giving some initial lacing. Very flavoursome - the cask was particularly well-kept. Delicious roast barley and de-luxe malts abound in a mild which is particularly flavoursome for its low ABV. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
I’ve missed this beer on a couple of occasions at the local pub and at Festivals, so I was pleased to see it on cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark red brown with a small off white head. Ashy malt aroma with a hint of yacht varnish. Odd sweet painty taste with autumnal leaves and woodsmoke. A little sourness and a dryness which gradually intensified. Not a typical mild. I’d have liked less bitterness and more grain. Disappointing from this excellent brewery. Bullit (4633) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2009
Cask @ 3 Judges. Ruby red/brown colour. small tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, dry fruits and toffee. Flavour: aceton, estery, dark fruits and caramel malts. Slightly bitter finish. fiulijn (20491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at The Pembury Tavern, London</i>HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Hazy dark mahogany color. There is a light aroma of burnt malt. The mouthfeel is light, with <i>flat</i> caramel flavor, light chocolate, low bitterness and a light touch of burnt malt and paper. Nothing special.
Cask. At the Pembury Tavern. Slightly hazy mahogany pour with an average frothy off-white head. Sweet, slightly burnt treacle aroma, light cocoa and dry light bitterness. The taste is quite sweet, a little acidity but nothing near sourness, perhaps a hint of saltiness mixed in with the somewhat carbonized nutty/toffee sweetness. Sticky mouthfeel, appropriately light bodied, sweet and malty through and through, but there’s enough bitterness (and "burntness") to balance it out - IMO an excellent mild, and in top shape. (hey, same number’s as Tom!)
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
Cask in the Coalheavers Arms. Alround rating: Good amount of chcolate malt, tart fruity character, what i want in a mild basically. Rune (12730) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2008
Half pint, hand-pulled cask at the very right drinking temperature, Pembury Tavern, Hackney. Dark, ruby-tinged body with a very thin, tan head. Sweet aroma of roasted malts. Malty taste with a coffee bite. Hints of bitter fruits at the ending. Well bodied for its low alcohol level (12.08.2008). Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dull copper, bit of tan head. Aroma of walnuts, honey and burnt toast. Lightly tart brown malt and oyster flavor, cigarette exhale. Lightish palate. An honest mild, but not much to grab or hold attention. woodgnome (12) - ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Cask at The Carlton, Cambridge. Dark reddy-brown with an off-white head. Full of dark malty aroma and coffee/choclate taste. Was suprised at how much flavour it had considering it’s low ABV. Very drinkable. Svesse (8595) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
(Cask at Oakdale Arms, Harringay, London, 29 Nov 2007) Dark brown colour with reddish hints, brief pale brown head. Roasted nose with coffee and liquorice. Roasted taste with notes of freshly ground coffee, dark bitter chocolate and a distinct coffee bitterness in a dry finish. Nice mild with lots of character.