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

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombyars (1662) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
First tasted this in Coanes, Johnstone in December 1989. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby in colour with a thick creamy buff white head. Rich roast malt aroma, long in intensity with a hint of Cadburys Old Jamaica. Thick velvety mouthfeel and superb lacing throughout. Reminded me of Youngers No3 in mouthfeel and heavy texture. Dark complex malts give a rich maltloaf base with sweet syrup laden raisins, dates, molasses and rich dark chocolate. There is a slight prickle of dry hop resins in the very brief aftertaste but fades fast. Finish is thick, chewy and very heavy with dry port fruit and vinous oak notes booming in the mouth. This was a popular regular winter ale with the locals in Coanes and also in the Three Judges. It has always been consistant through the years, never changing with regards to flavour - long may this continue. If you like sweet, old fashioned strong milds, then try this out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3572) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Cask at the Queens Head, Wordsley. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is Coke, dark fruits and a little roast. Taste has nutty dark fruit to start. Finish has dark fruits, Coke, roast malt and a little alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36190) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and caramel, as well as lighter notes of soy sauce.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23973) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
5th February 2011
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Clear brown beer. residual tan head. Light dry palate. Sweeeeeet malt! Well integrated sweet candyish red fruits. Trace of toffee. Light dry finish. Bubblegum and jammy fruits aftertaste. This is a bloody sweet beer - and I have a sweet beer tooth but I could imagine this would bee too much for most!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_beacon (6) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011 does not count
tried off the bar and of the cask in cellar at brewery tap, clear dark brown with hint of orangey/red, initial sticky sweetness, hint of dandelion and burdoch, lasting dryness. Currently in good condition.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
[3260-20100803] Cask sample. Not much aroma, a little alcoholic grains. Slightly hazy, dark red brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy malt flavour is a little thick and long-lasting afterward. Medium body. Good.
(@ GBBF 2010, London, England)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1844) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 Cask. Notts Fest 2010. Cherries, alcohol, lots of malt, no hops, fruit. Dark brown body, no head. Bittersweet. Dry finish. 736312 ### Cask at the Postern Gate (JDW). med tan head. mahoghany body. malt hops fruit muld and choc malt. spicy, sweetish. bitt fin 757313

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8286) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2010
(Cask at GBBF, London Earls Court, 5 Aug 2010) Dark brown colour with ruby hints, brief beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, cherries and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, raisins, hints of chocolate and a slightly bittersweet finish. Medium to full body, sweet (almost at touch too sweet), with a fairly mild bitterness. Tasty and nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Cask @ ?The Bell, Bath? not sure. Beautifully dark, opaque and nearly black. Nice color but does have an oily appearance with no lace. Dark fruity aroma is inviting with lots of cherry. Cherry and spice throughout. Is quite vinous. Soft palate. Very interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010, 3rd Aug 2010. Deep brown with a little bit of beige head. Nose and taste are both of full of rich caramel and dark fruits. Hint of alcohol - it doesnt feel like 6%. Ultra smooth. A supreme dark mild.


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