Brewed by Weltons
Style: Mild Ale
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Occasional.
Originally brewed exclusively for the Spring 2011 Wetherspoons festival but has reappeared since.
Almost black in colour, with a strong burnt-malt aroma, rich, deep flavours of chocolate and coffee and a rich malt finish.

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john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Cask Pint – JDW Fest Spring 2011 in Mar 2011 - Very Dark Brown (almost Black) in colour. Malty; roasty malts, coffee, chocolate. Hoppy; earthy/grassy hops. Fruity. Roast malty throughout with a sour hop/fruit edge. Bit surprised by this; much better than I expected. Enjoyed this. Very drinkable. Good Mild! (2011-04-07)

ManVsBeer (10485) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Excellent aroma, not as much in the taste which is more coffee than chocolate - but still pleasant.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask. Deep ambery brown with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, mild toast, some toffee and mild ashyness. Flavour is mild roasted malts, some toffee, slight fruityness as well as mild liquorice.

fonefan (49437) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ The Monks Retreat, 163 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, England RG1 1HE.

Clear dark amber brown colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, berry, sweet roaste malt. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20110427]

berkshirejohn (6505) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Deep chestnut with a tight beige head and a reddish glow; malty aroma with a touch of oats; dry, smooth and biscuity in the mouth - like drinking a Farley’s rusk that’s been soaked in Horlicks. There’s some light fruit, a hint of chocolate, and a really dry finish, with the faintest taste of white pepper. A well made mild.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Punch Bowl JDW, York 16/04/2011 Chocolate and some roast aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a hint of bitterness in a dry chocolate malt finish.

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
30th March 2011
JDW Fest. Hazy dark brown beer. Small off white head. Smooth semi dry palate. Moderate carbonation. A little dark malt - a pretty light touch. Subtle sweet note of red fruits, maybe a little strawberry. Dry finish. Ok.

chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2011
Cask (handpump) at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading on 27 April 2011. Dark red colour. Scant head. Sweetish, with some chocolate. Thin and a bit soft. Slightly tart aftertaste. Condition didn’t seem that great.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
On cask at London Inn, Torquay. A very flavoursome mild which tastes more like a well balanced sweeter bitter. Chocolate taste is light and unobtrusive.

cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2011
cask at standing order ... deep brown ...creamy tan head ... soft light chocolate roast ... juicy malts ... soft and sweet ... mild roast ... light bitter choc ... really nice

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