Landlord Dark
Timothy Taylor's Brewery

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Timothy Taylor's Brewery
England, United Kingdom
English Dark Mild Ale
Ranked #12
Ranked #12,843
3.99 | pDev: 11.78%
Mar 25, 2023
Aug 18, 2002
Landlord Dark originates from the multi award-winning Landlord Pale Ale but brewed with caramelised sugars to give a rich yet light and drinkable dark ale.

This perfectly balanced mellow dark beer has body and depth. It has a fruity, toasted aroma with hints of chocolate, citrus and roasted malts on the tongue. A darker shade of pale!

Formerly called "Ram Tam"
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Rated: 3.5 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
enjoying this with friends watching the liverpool brentford game, first ever edma, not a whole lot going on here, pleasent enough though, what flavours that are there, coffee and chocolate primarily, are nice, but it is very much on the mild side.
Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 3.86 by sherillc from Canada (ON)

Sep 23, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Chocolate brown with ruby highlights + a thin lacey tan head; apple, biscuit + brown sugar nose; toast crust, treacle, carob, hints of prune + dried peel and a long peppery Fuggles finish; smooth, dry, round.

Styrian Goldings, EKG, Fuggles

4 x 5

Not really sure what to make of this: too bitter + dry for a dark mild but not malty enough for porter. It's... a dark ale.
There's enough char where there must be roast, not just a bit of patent or a bunch of dark invert. Trouble is, while that gives lots of character, it kills most of the Golden Promise + house yeast character.
Interesting enough to hold your attention while staying quaffable, which at this strength makes it the ideal session pint. But still something less than it could be.

Disappointing only by Landlord's high standards.
Apr 28, 2022
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Reviewed by James94 from England

4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Almost pitch black, with a hint of brown near the bottom of the glass. Good, thick lacing and initial head.
S: Toffee, caramel, malts, biscuit, some dark fruit
T: Dark fruits, coffee, caramel, biscuit
F: Quite balanced carbonation, complex, bitterness at the back

O: 4.5
Jan 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500ml bottle.
L: Clear, very dark russet colour with a thin but long-lasting ochre head and spotty lacing.
S: Light, toasted malt and a hint of strawberry jam.
T: Clean, earthy and subtle chocolate malt flavour. Becomes very dry.
F: Light body with soft carbonation.
O: I don’t drink many milds, particularly dark milds, but this is pleasingly dry and nicely balanced.
Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled in brown glass & delivered to me by virtual supermarket Ocado
Pours a jet black body with thick tan head
Aroma is wheat cereal biscuits and mulched hay
Flavour is roasty grain & very slight bitter finish
May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L- Superficially black a halogen torch held behind the glass reveals a very dark ruby red. Pours with 4,, deep tan head of super-fine bubbles. ps 15mins later, head holds very well!
S- Surprisingly mild for the colour, just some toasty grains for me.
T- Well roasted malts, giving it a deeply toasty flavour. I've perhaps chilled this one a bit much, and expect it would/will open up siginificantly if left to warm a touch. Good hop notes into the finish.
F- I'm quite unused to this style Dark-Mild and it's something different. Certainly full flavoured, almost slightly pungent, and yet it somehow (!!?) does not feel under-powered despite being a really pretty shy 4.1%. I think there's decent richness in the Feel sufficient to avoid any sense of thin-ness.
O- Something a bit different for me, I don't know if perhaps the Dark-Mild style is more common up north. I can see this beer will have it's fans, it's well constructed, the pretty full-on flavour is satisfying, yet if you wanted to session it you could.
500ml bottle BB: Aug-21. Bought from TremblingMadness/York/UK as part of a 40-50 beer DIY/pick-your-own order sent to London.
Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 4 by EdmundBlackadder from Ohio

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by Macamah from England

Sep 07, 2019
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Almost black with a glorious deep brown head. Auburn red against the light.
The smell of sweet toasted malt.
Mild by name and taste. A subtle balance of malt and hop.
Wonderful feel from a cask dispensed beer.
Really enjoyable.
Oct 26, 2015
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Reviewed by marquis from England

4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
After years of looking for this it eventually turned up at my nearest pub! It was at a festival, served on gravity.After three days on tap it was absolutely gorgeous.Because of the serving method there wasn't much head but the way the beer had developed was magnificent.
Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by stampfler07 from Colorado

Sep 27, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Cujo65 from Illinois

Nov 07, 2013
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Reviewed by CwrwAmByth from England

4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A very nice beer and the first of the evening at the Chelmsford Winter Beerfest 2011. It was a bit warm due to all the casks being simply mounted on shelves inside where there was heating etc

It was great nonetheless. This was a really 'solid' beer, good in almost every way. I can't remember much else but it was really very good!
Feb 04, 2011
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Reviewed by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Cask pint in Brigantes Bar and Brasserie, York, June 2010

Poured a deep dark ruby red... Creamy tan head poured fairly thickly then faded to thin layer.... decent light lacing

Aroma - Nice strong chocolate maltiness, good roastiness, caramel and toasted bread, light dusty notes, lots of fruitiness (plums, figs, some blackcurrents), faint liquorice notes, spicy, nice peppery hop bitterness...

Taste - Definite chocolate notes, roasted malts, quite earthy, light coffee, light nutty and caramel sweetness, fruity (blackcurrents, plums), peppery, strong eartiness, nice hop bitterness...

Feel - Pretty smooth.. Medium bodied. At 4.3 % an extremely quaffable and sessionable ale...

Overall - A supreme example of cask beer at it's best and the finest pint of mild i've ever had... if you get the chance try this..
Jul 08, 2010
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Reviewed by soulgrowl from England

2.79/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Fair ebony-brown, shimmering with a maple amber-red tint. No head. Sweet nose is full of caramel... and nothing else. The flavor is typical of the style, with caramel and toast and a bit of cola, coffee, and burnt grain. There is also a pinch of noble, grassy hops. Very thick mouthfeel, too thick, really, for what it is. A fine and dandy, average mild lacking in depth, dryness, and drinkability - not exactly an exemplar of the style. Disappointing.
Jul 05, 2009
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Reviewed by BlackHaddock from England

3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Drank in 'The Bricklayers Arms', Putney, London.

Looked good as it sat between a pint of lighter Landlord and a darker Dark Mild, the colour sits between the two as well.

Sweet aroma and taste, caramel and hops, a little too sweet for me, but my wife loves it.

The flavours don't stay to long in the mouth, but it is still a treat to have one of these beers if you ever come across one.
May 13, 2007
Landlord Dark from Timothy Taylor's Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings