madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
30th January 2010superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Clear dark brown beer. Whsiper of toffee malt on the nose. Light semi dry palate, quite airy. Nice hops - tangerine with a dash of lime. Underpinned by nutty malt. Finishes a little soft with a trace of bubblegum. A decent beer but that fact this was a GBBF winner tells you everything you need to know about the conservative nature of the British Camra beer scene.
awesome deep ruby pour with lovely bubbly milk chocolate head.
good mixed malt flavour with some deep red fruit coming through.
short punchy bitter finish.
bottle . beerritz. leeds fairwater (146) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2012 Cask @ Back of Beyond. Dark ruby with small tight head. Fruitcake-like aroma. Slight pear taste to start, bit more fruitcake. Low bitterness. Smooth body. Better than most milds! Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Old Dungeon Ghyll. Deep clear ruby red, little head, but a glorious looking pint. Slight sweetness, light bitterness, some roasted flavours but gentle. Good mild. dynamiteninja (1872) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 Bottled. Mahogany body. Thin tan head. Mild malt, crystal malt, smoky, some nuts, some spice, hoppy, rich vinous fruits. Bittersweet followed by bitterness. Dry finish. 7 4 6 3 12 #### Cask conditioned at the Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond. Medium tan head. Ruby brown body. Nuts, chocolate, grass, oak. Sweet with some sourness. Dry finish. 7 3 7 3 13
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Cask Real Ale 0.25L at Angleterre. Mild malty nose. Pale beige head. Dark reddish black colour. Malty slightly roasty and slightly sourish taste. At the end some hoppy bitterness. Nice red colour. tombyars (1724) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
First tasted this at the Three Judges, Glasgow in March 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Black ruby in colour with a creamy buff head. Hint of roast grain in the short aroma. Good smooth mouthfeel and superb lacing. Dark malt complex gives a burnt toast note to start with and then plump overipe brambles comes through in the base. Very slight prickle noted in the short bitter aftertaste. Malty finish has dry roasted coffee beans, plain chocolate and woody cask notes. This is a cracking session mild and the best beer in the Rudgate portfolio - so far! zacgillbanks (5356) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A very dark brown beer with a sweet malty flavour and a nutty and red fruity finish.
worldbeertaste (1804) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Dark copper almost black with a tint of red. Light smell of roast and some cherry. Light slightly creamy light sticky body. Ruby taste, stawberry and chery. Light roast finish. A little stong for a mild. You can taste the alcohol. The berry flavour gets stronger. Erasmus_ro (3090) - Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Cask @ Gallows Bird. Pours a hazy dark red with a large, beige head. Aroma is fruity and nutty. Taste is fruit, nuts and caramel. A bit underwhelming though not that surprising considering the style and when it was had (in the middle of a tasting).