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 ladnewton (2014) - 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. MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:Leighton (22021) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
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.
Cask at the Pembury Tavern - London. Pours clear chestnut-brown with a frothy light khaki head. The aroma golds toasty bread, a bit of toffee, grains. Light-medium sweet flavor with nicely rounded toffee notes, suggestions pf butterscotch and creamy caramel, nice brown bread, mellow dried fruits, berries. Light bodied with fine carbonation; excellent condition. Nicely balanced with further dried berries, touches of leather, more toffee and brown bread. Well rounded with good depth for the ABV. Outstanding mild. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Gravity @ 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival, UK. 25th May 2005
camdrinker (11) - ENGLAND - APR 24, 2007
The festival programme described this quite well: Full bodied beer. Rich chocolate notes with underlying hints of vanilla and liqourice.
Often found at the Oakdale Arms in Harringay... A great session mild (!), with a complex but pure/clean-cut flavour. The slightly citric/fruity edge keeps it light and very drinkable for a dark beer. Lovely. biggles231 (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2009
Dark, roasts without caramel, good hop rate and lasting finish. Drinks beyond its strength, a rewarding top class mild. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Cask at Jolly Brewers, Milton. Pours mud brown with a light tan head. Sweet toffee, choc, good body. Decent mild. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2004
[email protected]woodgnome (12) - ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Oakdale Arms, Harringdon, N.London. Only 3.3%ABV? Expected something pretty lame and thin, just based on ABV. How wrong i was. Roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Nice acidic sourness in the mix, nice bitter, toasty finish, some berry fruit. So much flavour for such a low ABV beer.
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.