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

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14312) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - MAY 31, 2008
Cask conditioned at Barons Bar, Southport. Black with cream head. This had just gone on and was hit by the waiting hordes, seemed to be popular. Nice, dry roasty malts filling up the background flavours with yes, a nutty bitter flavour to the fore. I must say, i am enjoying Mild May this year, there have been some good ones to try.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (5058) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3034) - 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)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
simontomlinson (289) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (7288) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4733) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18915) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2533) - 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. Its quite tasty and complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7471) - Garching b. Mnchen, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9991) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Cask @ The Angel, Manchester. A dark mild, not black, with a thin head. Theres some roasted malt in its nose, but very little in taste, however its has a very palatable texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1989) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Cask @ Magpie ..brentford. a textbook Mild . Dark brown ,with subtle beige . Nose suggests roast malt _this shows on the palate with chocolate notes. .berry fruit tart vibes . Rich palate,slight dry finish. A pretty good dark ale!


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