undercurrent25 (2142) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
Balanced, slight roast malt flavour, overall no strong flavours come through, tasted a bit average sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2011
500ml bottle. Deep, ruddy dark brown colour with a medium sized, lasting creamy beige head with decent retention & that left a uniform lace. Very delicate background aroma profile, some nut, choc & roast but all hard to get at. Nutty, bready & yeasty flavours with an hint of fruit, lactic chocolate & an empty pasteurised-like quality. Light body, medium carbonation with a choccy, lightly roasted soft & shortish bitterness. Not a bad beer by any means; easy drinking but just too subtle & uneventful for it’s own good in my book. Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2010
(bottle conditioned). I have a cold, so everything smells like shit , but I got subtle coffee and dark chocolate breaking through the sinus blocking... nice black base , with lose beige head that just died too soon. A pretty grimy and unslick dark ale but soulful and honest features ,with a meaty , smoky , roastines, ev ident bitter chocolate and dark fruit , like tart plums ....This beer is a bit syrupy and jamish in body , with what i’d call a sludgy texture . Dirty , but diggable and niceale . dynamiteninja (1864) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle conditioned. Pours a thin loose tan head, with poor retention. Black body. Aroma is metallicy/irony. Some fruits if you really look. Strange. A bad batch perhaps, although as the rating shows I still rather liked it. Later coming through is weak hints of cherries, chocolate milkshake, roastiness and Coca Cola. Rather sweet; there is some bitterness there. It smells like blood and looks like blood. Very refreshing and restorative. High carbonation, dry finish with some bitterness. Soft and silky mouthfeel. A good mild, particularly as the style never seems to much suit being bottled. gopherfan99 (1829) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma is toasted malt with nuts and a hint of chocolate; taste is similar with toasted malt, chocolate and hints of nuts; finish is sweet; okay but a little watery
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle, Morrisons, Carlisle. Black with ruby hints and an off-white head. Despite being stronger than the cask version it derives from, it doesn’t quite have the same body. Solid malty flavour, with the recognisable Thwaites sweetness just about right. Pleasant carbonation, little evidence of bottle conditioning at the bottom, but no complaints, what with bottled milds being rare, let alone bottle conditioned ones! Cask version is far superior. StueyD (1583) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
A dark, cola brown beer with a frothy but weak tan head. A very light aroma, roasted malt and coffee combine with a hint of nuttiness. Medium dry mouthfeel. An initial dry, roasted malt flavour, where espresso coffee and bitter dark chocolate come to the fore. This is followed by a more smooth, sweeter flavour where the nut element makes its appearance. A well rounded and smooth, slightly sweet malt finish. Purchased from Tesco, under the label "Nutty Black" in bottle-conditioned form at 3.9% abv. olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
500ml bottle shared with rob d. pours very dark brown/red with small dark head. aroma is of malts and roasted coffee but not too strong. taste is the same with a full mouth feel flying_pig (1571) - SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2013
500ml bottle from Home Bargains (£1.39):redders1974 (1473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Darker, roasted malts and some coffee with a hint of nut as the name would suggest plus a little chocolate. There wasn’t a lot going on with this one but I also detected some sugary sweetness towards the end.
Dark mahogany to black with a very large, three inch tall head that gradually increases in size once poured and was left overflowing the glass after even a light pour. The head is light brown and foamy with good retention.
Roasted malts and some chocolate with a little toffee but the nuttiness from the smell is not noticeable in the taste to me. There is a few earthy flavours and a hint of darker fruits too.
Smooth & creamy with a light medium body and a nice touch of bitterness and light carbonation and some sweetness at the end with a slightly dry finish.
A solid effort from Thwaites, the flavours were enjoyable but a little subdued and didn’t really grab your attention. The mouthfeel was good however and the alcohol content was just right making it an easy beer to drink.
Not much in the way of aroma dark brown with nice silky head and ringlets, very smooth and velvety slightly thin body maybe a hint of coffee decent for a mild