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Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stumac on 03-31-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Saw this in one of my favourite beer bars and thought I'd try it - I'd never even heard of it previously (and I like many of Brewdog's beers).

Served from a hand pump into a pint glass. A dark brown colour with a creamy head - it resembles a guinness except that the body colour is lighter. Not much obvious carbonation; the off-white head is very stable and has a fine texture that coats the glass as you drink. The aroma is rather nice, plenty of floral hoppy notes and undertones of dark roasted malt. Promising.

The taste is impressive; distinctive initial flavour of aromatic hops with pine and citrus notes. This is followed by a rich dark flavour of roasted malt with coffee bitterness and a hint of caramel. The mouthfeel is a bit watery and thin, although also incredibly smooth and creamy (again it feels like guinness as you swallow).

It's hard to believe that this only has an ABV of 2.7, and is by far the most flavoursome mild I've ever tried. The only let-down to this beer is the watery mouthfeel - it would be nicer if it was more robust. Fantastic use of hops to create a individual taste. An interesting take on the style, and would be ideal for someone who wants flavour without the alcohol.

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Photo of Trizzle
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Near opaque black, light head, decent retention with loads of lace. Pretty mahogany highlights.

Cola-esque nose, quite subtle, roasted malt, burnt pine nuts. All very subtle.

More cola on the ol' taste buds, lactose/maltodextrin sugars, bitter roasted malts, no noticeable hop varietals to speak of. Great balance achieved solely with roasted malt and malt sugars. As a dark mild should be.

Smooth in the mouth with some fine secondary fermentation carbonation.

Moorish and very drinkable.

An avant garde brewery taking a few big steps "back" and brewing traditional styles (such as the very un-trendy mild) is a good thing. To me Brewdog are a brewery that seem to push the envelope just for the sake of it. This beer is a move in the right direction. A delicious "hats off" to times long since.

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Photo of wl0307
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Notes of 08/11/2010) At 3.2%abv., tasted by a half-pint at the John Russell Fox, a JDW pub in Andover, during the chain's beer festival in Autumn 2010; served by a non-sparkler pull. Notes: brewed with Amarillo, Moteuka and Pacific Hallertau hop varieties.

A: deep dark brown in colour, coming with a well-lasting brown foamy head and low carbonation.
S: light roastiness + sweet dark malts + figs + honey drink + "floating" aroma of Amarillo hops (a touch of pine+citrus) + sour plums. Very rich and fruity for a Dark Mild. Unusual.
T: semi-light bodied yet full-flavoured - the imposing herbal bitterness underlines a little blackcurrent-like fruitiness, roast malts, and coffee-ish notes; the long finish is dominated by grape-skin-ish notes, more bitter dried root-herbs and deepening bitter roastiness as of burned nuts. Tongue-plucking bitterness reminds me of Dark Star "Over the Moon" Mild - marvellous!
M&D: softly-carbonated, smooth and all the same refreshing - this is a reasonably hoppy and remarkably bitter Mild featuring the hop effect more than everything else. Not sweet like most Milds, this is a quaffer~~

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