saxo (19532) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
Cask @ St Ives Booze on the Ouse festival. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, fruits, malt, little nuts and hops. Nice sweet finish. FCox143 (133) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Cask at Meat and Barrel, Southsea - Pours deep red (ruby, in other words) with very little carbonation, aroma is malty summer fruit, taste is mostly bitter. Itstasty (113) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Cask @ The Jemmy Hirst, Rawcliffe, East Yorkshire. sound67 (784) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2017
Traditional dark mild, lacking a great head though. Not sweet like many milds, more fruity in my opinion, light hops, malt with a sour note at the end.
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 Rudgate Ruby Mild, 4.4% - on tap at the GBBF at Kennington Olympia, 2017. Dark ruby colour. Fruity, winey aroma of raspberry and strawberry. First taste is slightly hoppy, slightly sourishly fruity. Malty and medium bitter middle and roasted notes. Some spicy hops, fruit and raisins in the finish. Well, it's a mild. ThreeCats (1007) - ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2017
Dark ruby with small head. Aroma has lovely vanilla note, toffee, quite sweet. Taste nutty, wood notes, a bit of roast. Very nice
GuideDogSaint (1776) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2017
Cask half at the King’s Tun, Kingston. Pours red brown with s beige head. Some mild roast malt. Sweetish taste, bitter finish. Nothing great here. ThirstyBird (3012) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
At the Moon under the Water in Watford. The beer pours a clear dark mahogany with a rich tan head. The smell is earthy toasted malt, dull sweetness. The taste is earthy toasted malt, some brown sugar, dry and slightly fruity ending. The body is light+ and grainy with mild carbonation. Nice... Parmenion777 (364) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
A dark reddish brown colour with a small off white head that quickly dissipated. Rich fruity malt aroma, ripe plum and vanilla essence. Quite sweet, malty and a plum ripe fruit flavours. A light dry finish. Nice! john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in May 2014 - Ruby/Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, caramel. Fruity; dry fruits. Hoppy; light grassy hops . Sweet malty fruity leading to a dry mildly bitter finish. Drinkable. Not bad at all, but rather a surprising Champion Beer. (2014-05-13) MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Raisin-filled scones, nut bread and dark cherries move into herbal bitterness in this impressive Dark Mild.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the dark red-tinged brown.
-Malts, sugars and yeast profile combine for a tantalizing nose.
-Mouthfeel is healthy; not too lean, not too heavy.
-This is not the type of brew we see very often in North America.
-This must be even lovelier on cask.