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Thwaites
Brewed at Marston’s

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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Erzengel (8724) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Dunkelmaziger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist mild-malzig, angenehm mild, recht süffig. Man merkt den geringen Alkoholgehalt. Aber durch die angenehm-malzige Note wirkt das Bier trotzdem nicht wässrig. Sehr toll. Der Nachgeschmack ist röstmalzig-schokoladig, dabei angenehm herb. Röstmalzig-herbe Töne bleiben lange auf der Zunge. --> Für die 3.9% richtig toll! --> 13/12/13/13

3.3
downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. deep ruby red, with next to no head but plenty of carbonation. Sweetish malt aroma, with roastiness and dark chocolate. Flavour started sweet, with more chocolate, before a charred edge and dryish finish. Good.

2.9
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2009
Deep ruby against the fire with a fine persisting beige rim. Nose of rusty girders, faint chocolate and grass. Iron filings on rye bread with a sprinkle of choc. Quite a thin grainy beer with some schwarz-like licks. It’s alright.

3.2
The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Jan 2013 - room temp bottle of ’Nutty Black’. Dark mild beer. There is some ’nuttiness’ in the flavour, light body and slightly watery, slight smokiness too. A bit of a cheap sharpness to it that I associated with my under-fermented home made porters, but only to a small, hardly noticeable, extent. Overall, it’s alright but nothing to write home about.

3.5
BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle conditioned 500ml worth of beer poured into a UK sleeve. Good looking brew, dark and with a huge foaming tan coloured head. Mildly coffee and malty molasses in the smell and taste with a soft feel to the overall flavours. Not had a good mild for a while, this has reminded me how good they can be.

3
HogTownHarry (6823) - 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 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.

3.2
mike_77 (6660) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Thwaites Nutty Black 3.9% - Smooth tasting and quite a full flavoured mild with decent balance of bitter and sweet.

3.3
berkshirejohn (6497) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2009
500ml bottle, bottle-conditioned, from Morrisons. Deep chocolate brown in colour with an amber tint against the light, and a trace of off-white head; chocolate malt aroma; milky texture with smooth chocolate malts, and hints of toast and treacle; oily, satisfying finish with a gentle bitterness. An excellent mild.

2.5
zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Pours black to brown with a huge beige head, aroma of malt, cookies, burnt plastic, cheese, flavor is malty, some roast, pretty carbonated, medium bodied

3.5
Christos (5743) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home. Labeled simply Nutty Black but the barcode and ABV 3.9% fit, so I am rating it under this. Into a big tulip. Pours dark brown, with ruby shades where light hits it. Huge dark beige head, thick and creamy, with great retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma is unexpectedly fruity, berries like, some liquorice. Taste has roasted malts, red fruits, a bit of stale coffee, grass. Medium thin body, good carbonation, very dry initially on the palate but after that the dryness seems to tone down a bit. Overall a tasty beer and very easy to drink.


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