Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Mild Ale
Heywood, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Seasonal - April & May

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fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ The Bankers Draft, 1-3 Market Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire England S1 2GH.

Clear dark brown color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is light moderate malty, roasted, dark roasted, salty, chocolate malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, salty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy and smooth, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100424]

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
[email protected] Porter, London. Reddish brown colour with a small foamy off-white head, gives some lace. Aroma is malts, osme toasted notes, chocolate, mild berries as well as some slight ashy notes. Flavour is sweet malts, some berries, roasted malts, mild ashes, chocolate and some nutty notes. Pleasant Mild.

madmitch76 (26456) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
16th April 2010. Very dark brown beer but it is clear. Dry palate, very dry. Bitterish dark malt and underlying hop that also imparts bitterness. There is a pleasant tang in the middle. Overall this beer is way too dry and too one dimensional in it’s bitterness.

cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2010
cask at standorder JDW ... deep brown ... thin tan head ...light chocolate roast .... soft sweet milk chocolate roast ... little coffee ... nice roast malt ... decent depth ...

ManVsBeer (11205) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Black with a very small head. Has a good mild character with a light roasted aroma and taste.

leaparsons (10865) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Cask, William Wygston, Wigston. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are roast malts with liquorice and dark syrup. Astringent herbal notes with hints of dark chocolate. Flavours are light coffee with earthy, dry hops. Fairly bitter with some oily notes. Peppery on the finish with more coffee bitterness coming through. A good mild.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 11/05/2002 Black smooth on the palate and slightly fruity mild with a slight roast finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 10/05/2003 Dark with a reddish hue. Smooth with a hoppy roast finish. 3. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 29/05/2003 Black smooth and slightly fruity. Smoked, hoppy finish. 4. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2003 Dark fruity mild with a slightly dry roast finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 19/04/2010 Fruit and some roast aroma. Beige head. Dark red coloured fruity blackcurrant flavour with a dry and slightly bitter roast finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 09/06/2010 Thick beige head. Fruit and some roast aromas. Black hoppy and fruity with an orange flavour. Smooth on the palate with a dry and bitter roast finish.

downender (9008) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol 11/04/10. Near black in colour with a decent tan head. Milky coffee, chocolate and some dark fruits, before a dry finish. Good.

DruncanVeasey (8485) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 The High Cross, Leicester. As good as impenetrable with a glint of ruby at the edges; loose yellow-tan collar, maps of tan daubing the glass. Big carbon and alpha presence (or so I thought); hints of tangerine running under inedibly charred toast, ash, touch of cardboard. Perfumey citrus hop and blackened toast aroma. Very US; could do with a notch more creaminess to soften the hop and carbon. I’m nit-picking. Excellent, not-very mild.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2004
UPDATED: APR 30, 2015 My sample was obviously in better nick than Spiesy’s. And it certainly made a change from a run of pale bitter/golden ales that have dominated what I have been drinking recently. Deep, almost opaque chocolate brown colour. Lasting pale beige head. Definite smoky notes in the aroma. The flavour is 100% mocha - chocolate and coffee. Smooth, soft finish. I was going to say that the body was rather thin for a stout but, now I get here, I discover it’s a mild. A bit of a hybrid I would say. Rather nice. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1.

Re-rate. Cask (handpump) at the Red Lion, Littleborough on 3 August 2013. An excellent mild served in tip top condition. Quite light body but a fair bit of chocolate and some roasty character does the job nicely.
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