Sigmund (7916) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2005
Bottle, RBESG 2005 Grand Tasting. Dark reddish brown colour. Fine malty aroma with strong notes of oak and woodwork. Hints of tar. Oaky flavour with notes of tar and smoke. Low bitterness, fairly dry. A good strong mild! DanielBrown (4546) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
Bottle from Pete’s Dad’s holiday in Devon. Nice dark colours, with a small beige head. Very flavoursome Mild - at the higher ABV end of the style. Chocolate, winey notes, with a liqueur finish. Rounded, jelly mouthfeel. Sweet, jelly tot quality. Excelent stuff for my first bottled Mild. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Very dark, opaque brown with a slim beige head. Aroma has dark roast malts, caramel and dark fruit. Flavours are coffee, chocolate, some smoke and sweet roasted malts. Smooth and full bodied. I do like a good strong mild. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is strong dark chocolate, roasted malts, mild smoked notes. mild nuttyness as well as ashes. Flavour is very much similar, a really pleasant mild ale. ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2011
Deepest, darkest brown in the glass, nudging black, and opaque from the quickly dispersed yeast pack. Not much life on the pour, a thin, loose sudsy tan pad forms but is shortlived. The aroma is well pronounced; dusty, heavily earthy like damp topsoil with a lot of dark chocolate, Vegemite and treacle, and a hint of caramelised plums. Starts off sweet in the mouth with toffee and deep caramel, and a flavour reminiscent of chocolate icecream before drying out somewhat in the back. Thick with complex malt there is burnt sugar, dust and smoke, twiggy bark and musty hop tones in and around the swallow keeping it from becoming sweetly biased. Nice length, very smooth finish has it all just linger in the mouth and aftertaste. Alcohol is evident, strange for a Mild, but compliments it well. Body is lighter than expected and it is very soft in the mouth, only a little evident spritziness of carbonation. This is a fantastic Mild, certainly has all the boxes ticked. Lovely stuff! (50cL, BBE 08/12, Dart’s Farm, Topsham, Exeter, Devon)
BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
500ml bottle conditioned: shared with my father on Christmas Eve 2012.
Dark ruby red body with a good solid head of tan coloured foam on both half pint glasses.
Malty molasses rule the nose and taste: you can choose the flavours from caramel to toffee via chocolate and coffee with some peat bog notes thrown in for good measure. Interesting and a fine Mild to boot. The alcohol level is high for a Mild, which might have helped with the body depth and richness of flavours. allmyvinyl (11019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2013
In order to get more ratings done recently, I’ve been drinking a fair bit of pasteurised, force- carbonated, heavily-filtered supermarket beers. They’re mostly awful. So it’s nice to have a good bottle-conditioned British beer. And this is lovely! Big roasted aromas and flavours. Reddish brown pour, long lasting off-white head. Clean but bitter finish. cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft roast ... light coffee malt nose ... dark roast ... heavy malts ... dark malts ... little bitter coffee ...nice johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2005
Bottled. Quite strong for a mild and well worth searching out.Full bodied and dark
with traces of malt. A very good mild. jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2005
Roasted caramel, chocolate and berrylike aroma, fizzlesticks. Red chestnut, foamy lacing amber head - pretty.
Initially quite fizzy - need to beat the co2 out. Hereafter sweet honeyish, earthy/minerally and roasted coffee notes with a distinct fruity afterplay. Body feels light - probably due to carbonation.
Must be the most interresting mild to date :-)