Brewed by Old School
Style: Mild Ale
Carnforth, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Seasonal - March to May.
A smooth, dark, mild bitter with a biscuity aftertaste. Despite the colour, its light enough to drink as a session beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (19854) - London, Greater London, - FEB 7, 2013
Cask at Pigs Ear BF 2012, London. Pours rich brown with a light, beige cream head. Light ashy roasted malt nose, faint earth notes. Light sweet flavor with mellow cocoa, ashy roast, light minerals, very faint berries, light bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Lightly dry to finish with some burnt wood, dry cocoa and weak earthy bitterness. Basic mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (6085) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle at the Castle Inn, Hornby. Appearance - opaque black but with some red chinks around the edge. A thin fawn head that disappears quickly. Nose - nuts and molasses. Taste - more molasses and hazelnuts. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - solid if unexciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6795) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
500ml bottle, into an Abbot Ale badged glass tankard at home on 5th Dec 2015. Deep ruby body, wispy to non-existent head in 30 seconds. Deep malty nose and taste with a light body depth, Mild like in nature and on a blind tasting that would have been my guess, even though the label claims it is A smooth, dark, mild bitter. I found more vanilla than biscuit in the flavour, again the label claims a biscuit aftertaste but it had no such thing according to my palate. Liked it though! Very pleasant, pity about the head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (1156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Pours colour of coke head disappears almost immediately initially roasted notes it quickly weakens in taste to almost no trace of alcohol or much else

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2689) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Cask at Old Friends, Ulverston. Brown, very translucent with a khaki head. Chocolate malt, coal, forest fruits in the aroma. Sweet start to the taste, but a bitter/sour note takes over quickly. Very thin palette. I love a good mild, but this is only average really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (985) - Gods Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Gravity Cask behind 47746 on Chris Fudge Memorial Train 02/03/15. Poured a deep dark magonaby brown almost black with tan bubble head. Aroma of roasted coffee, hint of chocolate malt and biscuits. Very nice mild this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Giochaurand (493) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
From cask by gravity. Aroma is coffee. Mild taste, somewhat watery with a bready aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (46683) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ 29th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2012, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

Clear dark black brown color with a average to small, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dark roasted, moderate yeasty, UK yeast, sour. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, sweet chocolate - roasted, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121204]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ManVsBeer (9212) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
A mild with a relatively weak texture and low in flavour, but with a mid-roasted aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2934) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
Cask @ The Tap House, Lancaster 050113
Dark brown, clear, thin tan head
Aroma of roasted malts, touch of burnt toast, light aroma
Taste of roasted malts, dark roast, sweet dark sugars, dark malts, dab of burnt toast
Palate - Thin body, palate a bit sweet. Finish as main flavour with a roast bitter finish
Overall - Ordinary mild. OK

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