Formerly brewed at Oakwell
Style: Mild Ale
Barnsley, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
A smooth, creamy, Ruby Red dark mild with a fruity palate, nutty biscuit note which is characteristically sweet, with a gentle late hop aroma, well balanced and extremely drinkable. At 3.4% ABV, it is ideal for those seeking a lower strength beer without wanting to compromise on taste. Brewed using a blend of finest Maris Otter and Flagon malts, Crystal malt and choicest Fuggles and Goldings. It is an easy drinking traditional mild, with a light roast malt or caramel character in aroma.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (7515) - Shropshire, - NOV 8, 2012
27th Oct 2012: wolfed a hand-pulled half pint of this while the rest on the mini-bus finished their beers (CAMRA Survey Trip): I’d already had a pint of Barnsley Bitter and Oakwell Senior, but others had said how tasty the Mild was. So I had no choice but to have a quick half did I? Deep Ruby/Brown body with a full crown of biege coloured foam: looked good. The nose and taste go hand in hand: semi-sweet chocolate malts lead the way with a pleasant hop finish, other tones come and go,sadly I can’t really remember what they were: I was drinking at pace so the written notes were done on the mini bus as we drove to the next pub and I obviously didn’t put down enough! I scored it highly in my notes, so it must have had a good body strength and overall character.

ManVsBeer (10795) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Leeds Beer Festival. Now brewed by Stancill in Sheffield, this has been renamed Stancill Tom’s Mild but is the same dark mild brew that the defunct Oakwell made. It’s very dark with a thick creamy head. There’s more sweetness than roasted malt but both are evident.

dogbomb (1239) - ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Cask. Deep dark ruby with a light tan head. Some plum and raisin on the nose. Raisins and red berries in the taste. Not too heavy and a nice fruity finish. Yum!

Grumbo (3464) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
Cask (handpump) from Guest House pub, Southport. Dark ruby red, minimal head/carbonation, with a mild aroma. Quite tasty, with a light roasting and decent body.

DanielBrown (4527) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Hand pulled at The Ship Inn, Leicester. Extremely pleasant. Soft choc, with subtle smoke. Great err malt err content. Super smooth, great flavour. Reminds me why I used to be obsessed by Mild.

mr_h (5720) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (14 May 12) - clear dark red ale, thin tan head, no detectable aroma, good temperature, bread/biscuit malt flavour, bit watery

Ungstrup (38139) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of sulphur and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of sulphur and chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

fonefan (49999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark brown color with a average, fizzy to frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, vomit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, vanilla, sour. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat to soft. [20100804]

harrisoni (19003) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Very deep ruby, thin beige head. Bit of Burton snatch on aroma, bit vegetal in mouth. Touchy of sulphur lasts all way through. Yes a mild, but then what makes this different to brown water?

FatPhil (16664) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2010
Cask (GBBF2010)
5 Slightly farty aroma, some peas
4 Dark, small head
5 Slightly vegetal taste. This must be past its prime
3 Full palate, but a bit odd
12 A little dull, and not a bad bitter despite it’s obvious flaws.

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