Brewed by Prospect
Style: Mild Ale
Wigan, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular.
A delicious dark mild with hints of liquorice and a smooth malty taste. Part of our core beer range. SIBA National Silver Medal 2009, Mild Category. Named after a type of coal much prized for its slow-burning qualities.

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redders1974 (1578) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Unusually decent aroma for style liquoriche taste deep ruby with next to no head.

Grumbo (3827) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Cask at the 28th Ealing Beer Festival. Pours dark brown with a maroon tint and a lasting off-white. Aroma of liquorice, nut, malt, chocolate and yeast. Moderate sweetness and light roasted bitterness. Light body, slight watery texture, average to soft carbonation.

zacgillbanks (5441) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bottle from Booths, Windermere. Very dark brown in colour with no head. It has a chocolate, nutty and dried fruity flavour followed by a smooth roasted finish. Good.

john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival, London in Feb 2011 - Dark Brown in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, liquorice, chocolate. Fruity; some fruit. Hoppy; earthy hops. Mildly bitter malty fruity throughout. OK. Drinkable. (2011-02-07)

simontomlinson (559) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Dark beige frothy head left a cover on a very dark brown opaque, still body - Looks great! Chocolate, roast malt, coffee & demerara sugar aroma. Thin on the palate - surprisingly crisp & clean - quite pert on the tongue. Dry. Almost sour flavours, tangy, roasted something. What a strange one. This looked & smelled dark & sweet but was incredibly bitter & sour.

Sigmund (7832) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2016
Cask 1/3 pint, gravity dispense, at the 16th Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival. Very dark reddish brown colour, off-white head. Moderately roasty aroma, mild coffee, dark chocolate. Smooth flavour, slightly roasty, some chocolate.

Mr_Pink_152 (5423) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Tried at the Lincoln beer festival 2016. Dark brown colour with an off white head. Slight fruity and chocolate aroma and taste. Light bitter finish.

Theydon_Bois (20469) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Gravity dispense at the First Windsor Craft Beer Festival, W&E brewery, 19/09/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige head. Nose is dark malt, liquorice, light spice, brown bread, toffee. Taste comprises light cocoa, dark fruit shreds, biscuit crumble, toffee, nutty, liquorice, cherry pipe tobacco. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close. Solid flavoursome mild.

Fatehunter (2605) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a finger of tan head on a dark brown body. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. The taste is roasted malt, mild coffee with a touch of chocolate. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. It’s quite tasty and complex.

jonas (7993) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Dark chestnut, creamy golden-brown. Almond, salt licorice light roast aromatics. Surprisingly full and chewy, mellow mouthfeel. Roast grains, licorice, light grassy notes. Bordering a porter, delicious.

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