cgarvieuk (26717) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2013
cask at cloisters ... deep red ... thin tan head ... sodr dry dark roast light fruit nose ... softuits ... big blavkberry ... soft fruits ... mellow roast Leighton (23346) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask at Earl of Essex - London. Pours brown with a creamy head. Nose holds some ashy roast and hints of blackberries. Light sweet flavor with sweet, fairly juicy blackberries, subtle milk chocolate, some toasty bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet blackberry finish, ripe berries, mellow toasty bread, dark sugars. Very tasty stuff. Theydon_Bois (22066) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Cask at the Earl of Essex, 24/06/14.
Dark mahogany brown with reddish hues when held in the light topped by a moderate light tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is blackberry forward, light must, hint of spice, woody notes, earthy.
Taste comprises red berry fruits, lighter blackberry than on the nose, musty, sweet sugary notes, bramble berry compote, light biscuit.
Light to medium body, a little thin, fruity close with light grassy pangs.
Unusual grassy presence for a mild. Ok berry fruit mild but not one I’d be looking to drink again though! ManVsBeer (11712) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Cask @ The Sportsman, Huddersfield. Sportsman Bizarre Beer Festival. Not quite black but an extremely dark cloudy reddish-brown with no head. The ale has an extremely mild sweetness with hints of roasted malt. Very easy drinking. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Earl Of Essex London 07/06/13. As black as pitch with a whitish head and lace. A really fruity aroma immediately with a little roasty malt. A mix of fruit, roast and coffee in the mouth. A well constructed flavoursome mild. Really liked it.
DruncanVeasey (8643) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Cask hand pull, The Salmon, Leicester, 05/05/12. Mahogany with coppery glints and a slim, lacing beige foam. Toffee confectionery aroma; some berries, cinder toffee. Low cal soda berry notes; strawberry-flavoured milk, apple beneath lightly roasted malts. Bitter, toasty afters. A bit flimsy. Not really my thing, but I have just polished off a fish finger cob and bowl of chips which may have impaired my sensory faculties.
RichTheVillan (8633) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask at Earl of Essex; dark brown pour off white head, roasty malt aroma, big blackberry taste, roasted malts. BlackHaddock (8128) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
Hand-pulled half-pint in the lovely ’Old Joint Stock’ Birmingham (West Midlands) on 5th Dec 2012.
Purple sort of colour with a cream head that refused to hang around.
Smell was all about the blackberries in the name, as was the taste. Tart with a bitter finish, interesting without being ’over the top’ and certainly different to any other Mild I’ve had before. It did however remind me of one beer I’ve had.
A kind of watered down Fullers Jack Frost sort of brew: that might sound unkind (the watered down bit), but it is lower in ABV and the flavours are very simular. minutemat (6437) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Cask @ Shrewsbury Beer Festival 2013. Probably the stand-out beer of the festival for me. Has a beautifully fruity blackberry quality where you can almost taste the seeds, together with a lovely mild maltiness that slips down well. Really impressed. mr_h (6215) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Cask by gravity at Ayrshire Beer Festival, Concert Hall, Troon - opaque very dark brown, thin bubbly tan head, roasted malty aroma with berry fruits, no lacing, some coffee and blackberry, unusual mix, oily feel, bitter fruity, malty finish