Brewed by Sarah Hughes
Style: Mild Ale
Dudley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Dark Ruby Mild combines a balance of intense colour and flavour, making it an award winning festival favourite.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (6006) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2003
This bottled brew poured an beautiful extremely large head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbled that left behind a semi-transparent dark ruby red brown colored carbonated body. It had a strange but good aroma of malty but mild doughy piney port like scents. The mouthfeel was smooth from start to finish. The flavor was vinuous with tart grape and malt flavors with aport like quality that was very different from any other brew I have yet tasted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2003
Noticable vinegar/acidic smell. Flavor is also initally acidic with a slight sweetness to it. Beyond that it has a rather thin and smooth mouthfeel. Still, I cant get by the initial poor taste to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Drak ruby (surprise, surprise) color, moderate head formation. Intense sweet fruitiness on the nose, red wine-ish with berries and sugar. Very sweet and sugarry at first, almost like a sweetened blackberry juice. Dries and puckers a little in the middle, pretty short in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2003
I am rating this because I don't expect to get another chance to try it, and because it turned out really tasty despite the infection (oh well I am not rating to style right).

My first reaction was, this is not a good sign, my chilled bottle gushed a bit upon opening. The aroma is sour and lactic. Doesn't smell bad. Just not how it should. It is a dark brown color with a brown head. It is quite sour, like a Flemish Brown. Such a dead ringer for a sour brown that it almost seems like the lactic character is on purpose (is it?). This would be how the old ales of centuries gone past would taste. I really like this. There are notes of burnt raisin and roast malt here as well. It is very well carbonated, as is expected from this deliciously infected bottle. Quite light bodied, has a bit of molasses as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivo (2677) - GERMANY - SEP 6, 2003
Light caramel nose, dark clear brown color, no head. Sweet sugary maltiness. Thinish, not very complex and straightforwad. Nice (just nice).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2003
White Horse, London: Chocolate, licorice nose. Opaque color. Chocolate taste, slightly bitter, thin body. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2003
I probably didn't like it as much as i should have. But i still found it quite pleasant. Malt dominated, lots of chocolate, vanilla, caramel in the flavour. Soft, round texture, very well balanced, sweetish and rich, quite nice (Cask KentBF 03')

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (14039) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Beacon Hotel, Sedgeley. Deep brown colour, winey nose with grape quality on the palate. Very rich for a mild, a full spicey acidic flavour. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Dark brown color with a small head. Fruity sour aroma, similar to a Flemish sour ale. Flavor is fruity, sour, caramel and raisons. Some bitterness in the finish. Pretty unique

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shridd (1) - ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2003 does not count
Definitely the world's best beer... very little to fault ever...brewed on my door step. Would have more if it wasn't for stupid drink/driving laws...

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