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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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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.

3.5
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.

3.5
bhensonb (15193) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle from the Edgeware Road Waitrose. Pours rather dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma suggests a fruity porter. Near medium body. Flavor is very smooth dark malt with some nuttiness and conflicting fruit/citrus? hop. Here, I think, the whole is more than the some of the parts. This is fairly strong in flavor. Finishes neutral on sweet/dry. Drinks great.
Earlier Rating: 5/21/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a foamy beige head. Nutty, chocolate aroma. Mildy sweet chocolate flavor, with some light nuttiness. The flavor is better than the description. It’s quite pleasant.

3.5
goozen (4071) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Bottle 0,5ltr: Very dark brown coloured brew with an slightly sweet bitter taste and hints chocolaye, nutty and roasted malts. This was the 3.9% abv bottled version!

3.5
Christos (5781) - 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.

3.4
markas101 (2451) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Deep brown almost black, some faint hop and heavy malt, sweet with some licorice.and chocolate. Mild, with a short pleasant finish.

3.4
Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2010
bottle from Waitrose Sidmouth (08/2010). Dark brown colour, large off-white head. Malty, caramel, fudge, raisins. Some shy hops in the lingering finish.A very good beer.

3.4
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.

3.4
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.

3.4
jmgreenuk (9452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle from Tesco’s. Poured a cloudy murky dark brown with a thin bubbly tan head. The aroma is weak roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter, nutty and with roasted malt. The bitterness lingers for a while in the finish for a very refreshing beer.


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