hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2009
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Amber brown with an off white head. Very lively. Orange malt aroma. As for the taste, I hear ’ash’, ’nuts’, ’wood’, ’chocolate’, but my notebook declares that the flavour was that old Wetherspoons favourite, malt ’n’ mothball. Mid bitter finish. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2009
An inviting russet brown colour with a good beige head. Decent bready malt aroma with a pronounced nutty character and a good hit of bitter hoppage. Excellent balance of earthy malt and bitter floral hops in the mouth. Good nutty finish with a good hit of roast late on. Superb drinkability, equally good balance. Too hoppy to be a mild for sure. Whatever, it’s a lovely beer.
[email protected]Fin (10541) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
Door, Helsinki. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is nutty, berryish and some slight notes of wood. Flavour is fruity, hoppy and quite wooden. Quite mouthdrying. Surprisingly good for being only 3.8%.
Cask at the Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 24-04-09 Pours a slightly murky reddy brown colour and if I’m being honest this was one of the few ever so slightly negative points. The aroma was smoky and actually quite sausage like I ended up thinking this could be a little cousin of Scherlenka, it was quite obviously not in the full-on smoked sausage category of that great beer, but it was very distinctive in its own right. The taste was more fruity than smoked sausage, I’m not sure that I’ve come across the Cilea hop very much but maybe it was adding something here, there was a light hoppiness. Lovely Mild. A8 A3 F7 P4 Ov15 3.7 imdownthepub (14554) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2009
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Chestnut to ruby with white head. A heavy sort of Mild really, lots of fruit and a decent hop note too. Initially, soft berry fruits, then a citric hop, quite tangy, orange. Is it a mild, not sure about that, certainly not a traditional mild, but really quite enjoyable anyway.
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2009
UPDATED: APR 15, 2009 Cask (Pullman, Helsinki)downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2008
Smoky wooly phenolic aroma - elastoplast, sweet too, and a bit gingery. Soft carbonation. Lovely roasty and smoky-to-ashy taste. Full bodied for 3.8% - very tasty. Finish is burnt and ashy, but a touch sweet too. Good quaffer - rich and well-balanced.
On gravity at Swindon BF 30/10/08. Dark chestnut in colour with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of red fruit, milk chocolate and earthy hops. Flavour was sweetish with caramel, chocolate and a touch of roastiness, leading to a short bitter finish. Good. wheresthepath (2334) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
[cask at Reading Beer Festival] One off special for CAMRA’s Mild May campaign. A decent mild tasting of coffee, chocolate and roasted chestnuts.