futre7 (265) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 29, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2015 Pours dark with a thin head. Fairly easy to drink with an unspectacular taste. It may be a mild but has a lot in common with a black beer. Coffee, malt and a slightly nutty burnt taste , that said it is also a little watery. At 3.9% it isnt too strong to session though. Not great but not awful. Martin243 (1245) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
I probably haven’t drunk a mild for 30 years, so I thought I’d stretch my parameters: well, it looks good: pours deep ruby red with a beige head. However,I’m getting a rubbery vinegar aroma, and a taste more mouth dryingly sour than nutty. Not really enjoying this, perhaps it doesn’t travel over the Pennines? Perhaps theres a reason I haven’t drunk mild for 30 years. The further I get down the glass, the more actively unpleasant I find this, it’s going down the drain. JohnRMurdoch (5254) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle from a friend. Sour grassy malt aroma. Almost black colour, reasonable head. Tastes like sour cold tea. Sour aftertaste. One to water the plants with. nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
I’m not a massive fan of mild. I’ve not drunk a pint of it in over twenty years, mainly because the pubs I frequent haven’t had it for sale since the 1980s. However, this is very smooth, very pleasant beer and I’d definitely drink it again if I was in the mood for something to while away an afternoon.
superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Good supermarket bottled mild.
pours a great deep ruby/brown with an almost chocolate brown head. Plenty of chocolate and malt in the nose. a good sweetness and a load of dark fruit. the carbonation was a little too much for me, but not fizzy!
overall very pleasant.
HogTownHarry (7352) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Very bubbly deep ruby pour, fairly large frothy tan/light brown lasting head. Fairly roasty aroma, I get more tart raisin than nutty character, but it’s not bad, not too sour, not overly sweet. The taste is ... yeah, pretty sour - like rhubarb or unripe red currants, the sourness quickly overpowers the lightly nutty/chocolate malt - then it all fades away even more quickly - sip by sip: light roast----sour!-- Light, airy, ephemerally acidic mouthfeel, solidly carbonated ---- I didn’t hate it. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
500ml bottle, won from the tombola at GBBF, drunk at home, 21st Dec 2010. Black, fluffy tan head. Nose is nutty. Not so malty but rather lots of dark fruit flavours. Good body for <4%. Overall a mild that is less malty than usual. joergen (29955) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle in a hotel room in London.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel, nuts and metal.
Light roasted flavour of caramel anbd berries.
Fruity finish. niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. A very dark ruby with a tan head. A nice smooth bottled ale, caramel, malts, toffee, very nice. northropfrye (3748) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Bottle. Nutty and roasty though not too flavourful. Unfortunately a low alcohol content.