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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
downender (8660) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Portcullis, Clifton, Bristol 8/07/10. Near black with a frothy, off-white head. Roast malts, a touch of milk chocolate and hazelnut, with some dark fruit and slow, bitter finish. Very easy drinking and enjoyable.

3.4
Ungstrup (37665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Cask at Marble Arch, Manchester. A dark red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has primary notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt as well as lighter notes of soy sauce. A bit light, but nice.

3.2
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2009 Slight roast aroma. Dark coloured and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Crisp and bitter roast malt finish.

3.2
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009. Very deep ruby, bit of ashtray. On a very roasted aroma. Good solid dark mild. Roast flavour and juiciness run through it. Pretty good I thought, even a bit of tobacco.

2.8
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Caramel malt with soem subtle nutty malt, almost no hop at all. Dont know.

2.8
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2009
Near black colored with red hints. Little beige head. Roasted aroma with creamy notes, some chocolate also here. Thin to medium bodied, watery palate. Flavor is also roasted with chocolate grassy notes too, aftertaste has some yeasty-lemony tones.

3.4
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2009
(Cask at GBBF, London Earl’s Court, 6 Aug 2009) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with dark fruit, prunes and coffee. Malty, nutty taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, some liquorice and a mild bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Below medium body. Nice and tasty mild.

3.2
TBone (17571) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
[email protected] 2009. Dark nutty brown color, small beige head. Smoke and tobacco in the aroma. Light palate has tobacco and toasted malts. Too much color malts, too burned.

3.3
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2009
[email protected] Very deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is roasted malts, some fruits, wood and smoke. Flavour is quite much the same along with some sweetish nectary/honeylike notes.

3.9
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2009
500 ml bottle courtesy of Tom B who picked it up on a recent trip to England and brought it over to share. Dark hazy brown pour with a medium tan head and some decent rings of lace. Chocolate, lightly roasted nuts, and maybe even a little coffee in an aroma that is not overwhelming, but subtly inviting. Smooth, medium body and light carbonation, a nice velvety mouthfeel that belies it’s low ABV. Predominantly malt based flavors with hints of licorice, and the hops make their presence known only by the lack of residual sweetness. This is a delicately balanced and well crafted brew, and the very low ABV would make it a great session beer. Too bad we can’t get it over here in the States.


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