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Mild | Partizan Brewery

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Partizan Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 08-19-2013

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by StJamesGate:
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A syrupy cola black that reluctantly gives up a dense sepia collar.
Raisin, licorice, wood fire, and treacle tart on the nose, opening into purple plums.
Ash, baking chocolate, espresso grounds, black currant with a roasty hit and cedar chip and pine sap hops.
Welch's finish and dry, roasty bitter linger.
Medium, very soft and round, good chew, no heat.

So... how is this not a stout? The things that distinguish a stout from a mild, to me, are at least two of these: 1) low ABV 2) no roast 3) no hops. Ergo, this falls down on all counts. A lovely, creamy, easy sipping beer with the right kind of grapey fruit that also hides its heat, and so mimics a mild for drinkability, but not really what I want from the style.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdagnew
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured a deep dark ruby brown... 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 spicy hop bitterness...

Feel - Pretty smooth.. Medium bodied. At 6.4 % a dangerously quaffable and sessionable ale...

Overall - An excellent example of a dark mild and another fine brew from Partizan... recommended

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Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Mild from Partizan Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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