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style
Thwaites
Brewed at Marstons

Style: Mild Ale
Blackburn, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly bottle conditioned. Has been seen in cask as Very Nutty Black.

Higher abv version of Thwaites mild, which has been sold under various names.
Previously sold as Very Nutty Black
Normally brewed solely for the home market, Daniel Thwaites has broken all the rules with an export strength version of its award winning ale. The same great well rounded flavours and nuttiness lie within but bottles will now leave Lancashire destined for the Far East (Leeds) and even remote areas of the southern hemisphere (such as Watford).

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1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Martin243 (1089) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
I probably havent drunk a mild for 30 years, so I thought Id stretch my parameters: well, it looks good: pours deep ruby red with a beige head. However,Im getting a rubbery vinegar aroma, and a taste more mouth dryingly sour than nutty. Not really enjoying this, perhaps it doesnt travel over the Pennines? Perhaps theres a reason I havent drunk mild for 30 years. The further I get down the glass, the more actively unpleasant I find this, its going down the drain.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JohnRMurdoch (4662) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
Im not a massive fan of mild. Ive not drunk a pint of it in over twenty years, mainly because the pubs I frequent havent had it for sale since the 1980s. However, this is very smooth, very pleasant beer and Id definitely drink it again if I was in the mood for something to while away an afternoon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superflyguy (437) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6433) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, 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 its 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 didnt hate it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (27013) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3398) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 Bottle. Nutty and roasty though not too flavourful. Unfortunately a low alcohol content.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Bottled. Deep rubyish brown, close to black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, some caramel malts, mild roasted malts, rather rich on toffee and also shows some mild chocolaty notes. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malts, mild liquorice and some dark fruityness. Also the toffeeish notes show up in the flavour as the beer gets a bit warmer.


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