Sigmund (7910) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Black colour. Very nice roasty aroma, notes of coffee. The flavour is malty and roasty, with a light mouthfeel. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Oily black in appearance with a strong coffee aroma. Packs a bitter chocolate punch without any excessive sweetness and remains light and easy to drink. KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Black with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate and wood. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee, liquerice, dark chocolate and mild smoke. Ends dry. renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
cask @ kingston bf 08. Aroma of stewed plums, coffee and burnt cereal. a bit of cardboard and bittersweet. black in colour with a big bubbled rim. flavour is sweet sour, tart, with notes of stale coffe and cocoa. very dry annoying aftertase, alright but not mine. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2008
Cask at Bedford Arms Speciality Beer House, Bedford. Dark red brown. Ashy aroma and taste with a bit of sourness. Some bitterness, but overall I thought this was missing something. Maltiness perhaps.
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
Cask at the Leicester Beer Festival. A very flavourful mild with roasted toffee dominating. albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
Cask at the Leicester Beer Festival. I was looking forward to sampling this mild ale and I was very impressed. It’s got a really good balance of flavours with sweet toffee and some roasted coffee. Unlike Titanic Black Ice, it doesn’t try to be a porter, just an excellent mild. ktownphil (12) - ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2008
I have tried this 3 times at three different festivals, mainly because of the awards it has won. I was disappointed each time. Perhaps I just dont get the whole mild thing? But if it wins these awards for overall champion, then there must be more to it. It should be better! Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : 2   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : XX   Burnt Toast : 4   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 3   Dark Chocolate : 2   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : 2   Blackberries : 2   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : 2   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : 2   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : 2   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : 2   Lactic : 2   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 3   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : 1
Comments: Sweet, leathery, fruity ale with growing acidity by the sip. Refreshing and tasty. Original and glorious mild.
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, dark chocolate, strong coffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.