Old Cannon Black Pig


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Formerly brewed at Old Cannon
Style: Mild Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Has also been seen in bottle.

Black ale with ‘pear drop’ and apples on the nose, a rich and smooth body, extremely quaffable.

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FatPhil (16930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2015
Cask (Punter, Cambridge)
Nice dark red, small tight head. Oooh, sour aroma. Taste follows. I can see there’s a good malty mild recipe behind this, but this particular sample is just off. Barman said it was only put on earlier today. Gimme my old ales stale, and my mild beers fresh, please.

Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Trafford Arms. Meh. I thought this was off. I was assured it wasn’t. Black with a brown hue. Some caramel sweetness, bitter ash and a sour taste like old vinegary apples. Thin.

BeerLuvver (114) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle from Beautiful Beers in Bury St. Edmunds. Pours jet black with good head which remains throughout. Low scent but slightly musty dark malty smell. Soft mouthfeel, full flavours of roasted malts and coffee. Low hops and slight bitter/sweet finish from the chocolate malts. Very smooth and satisfying.

thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
A - roasted coffee A - dark with thin head T - sweet and roasted bitter P - full and soft O - decent

swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
cask in the brrewery, Slight caramel sweet aroma, hazy, dark, brown foam, nice bittersweet taste, smooth slicky, , sweet and good balanced beer, good stuff

Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2010
On draught. I really like this beer and have had it many times and finally decided to rate it. Pours dark brown/black with a red/brown hue around the edges. It has and off-white, small but persistent creamy looking head. Aroma is earthy, hoppy and mineral with a touch of ashy smoke. Flavour is lovely and quite original. It hits with quite a light and fresh feeling on the palate. Flavours consist of a kind of fruitiness up front backed up by a distinct flavour of ash, almost cigarette like (in a good way) then a nice bit of biiterness takes over from the hops, then into more charcoaly territory, more hops and some smoky malt, then into the finish which is pretty earthy, smoky, pleasingly bitter and has some respectable length. The feel of the beer on the palate is light yet a bit creamy at times and almost refreshing at many points All in all Black Pig drinks like a combination of an Old Ale/Stout/Best Bitter chimera. Joe, the Brewer at Old Cannon, brews his beer to taste rather than style and I really respect that, it seems to me that this brew is a perfect example, it is its own style and escapes being Pigeonholed. I know many people who maintain that they don’t like dark beers, yet guzzle this down - no questions asked. Bodacious Beer!

Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Handpump At The Old Cannon.This seasonal pours black with a nice red tinge against the light,with nice coffee and roasty flavours,a good winter session beer by the open fire.07/08 seems to have gone downhill now.

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