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Goacher's Real Mild Ale

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Rifle VolunteersMaidstone, Kent01 Nov 2017
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London09 Oct 2017
The Paper MillSittingbourne, Kent24 Aug 2017
Shipwrights ArmsFaversham, Kent03 Aug 2017
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent22 Jul 2017
Ship CenturionWhitstable, Kent15 Jul 2017
The Black LionLynsted, Kent13 May 2017
Red LionSnargate, Kent04 May 2017
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent16 Mar 2017
Kings HeadCanterbury, Kent14 Jan 2017
The LanesDover, Kent17 Dec 2016
Kent Beer Festival 2016Canterbury, Kent22 Jul 2016
The Tankerton ArmsTankerton, Kent17 May 2016
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent20 Feb 2016
London TavernMargate, Kent14 Jan 2016
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent28 Jul 2015
The HaywainBramling, Kent23 May 2015
The Tap RoomCliftonville, Kent11 Apr 2015
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London31 Mar 2015
The BedfordTunbridge Wells, Kent02 Mar 2015
The ArlingtonDover, Kent28 Nov 2014
The Rum PuncheonGravesend, Kent23 Nov 2014
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent01 Oct 2014
Pharos Beer Festival 2014Dover, Kent05 Sep 2014
Kent Beer Festival 2014Canterbury, Kent18 Jul 2014
Kipps' AlehouseFolkestone, Kent09 Jul 2014
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent06 Feb 2014
Carpenters ArmsColdred, Kent29 Sep 2013
The ChapelBroadstairs, Kent20 Sep 2013
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent15 Jun 2013
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013Dover, Kent24 May 2013
Royal Cinque Ports Yacht ClubDover, Kent02 Mar 2013
The Three TunsLower Halstow, Kent15 Dec 2012
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent13 Dec 2012
The White HouseEast Farleigh, Kent04 Dec 2012
The Kings ArmsOffham, Kent18 Nov 2012
The CrownOtford, Kent14 Oct 2012
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent22 Sep 2012
Kent Beer Festival 2012Canterbury, Kent20 Jul 2012
King George VBrompton, Kent08 Jul 2012
Mote Park Beer Festival 2012Maidstone, Kent16 Jun 2012
Teston Men's Working ClubTeston, Kent20 May 2012
Six BellsWoodchurch, Kent18 Feb 2012
The ElephantFaversham, Kent04 Sep 2011
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent16 Jun 2011
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent29 Apr 2011
The Cock InnLuddesdown, Kent22 Apr 2011
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent07 Jan 2011
East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010East Malling, Kent04 Sep 2010
The FoxMaidstone, Kent28 Aug 2010
Robin HoodBlue Bell Hill, Kent26 Jun 2010
The UnicornBekesbourne, Kent01 May 2010
The Kings ArmsUpper Upnor, Kent03 Jul 2009
Plough & HarrowOad Street, Kent24 May 2009
Blakes of DoverDover, Kent22 May 2009
The Yew Tree InnBarfrestone, Kent26 Jul 2008
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2008Woodchurch, Kent07 Jun 2008
The Rose & CrownPerry Wood, Kent19 Apr 2008
Kent Beer Festival 2007Canterbury, Kent21 Jul 2007
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2007Dover, Kent26 May 2007
Kent Beer Festival 2006Canterbury, Kent22 Jul 2006
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent01 Jul 2006
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2006Dover, Kent27 May 2006
Kent Beer Festival 2005Canterbury, Kent21 Jul 2005
Catford Beer Festival 2005Catford, Greater London11 Jun 2005
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2005Woodchurch, Kent03 Jun 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Rifle Volunteers, Maidstone, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried01 Nov 2017
ChrisEExcellent31 Oct 2017
ChrisEExcellent14 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jun 2017
Alex Exceptional06 May 2017 Chocolate overtones - outstanding
ChrisEExcellent28 Apr 2017
ChrisEExcellent12 Mar 2017 Selling well, I had some of the last from one cask and some of the first from a new one, both excellent.
JasonNot Tried07 Feb 2017
JasonNot Tried31 Dec 2016
ChrisEExcellent31 Dec 2016
ChrisEExcellent18 Dec 2016
ChrisENot Tried14 Dec 2016
JasonNot Tried25 Nov 2016
ChrisEExcellent09 Nov 2016
ChrisENot Tried25 Jun 2016
ChrisEExcellent17 Jun 2016
ChrisENot Tried10 Feb 2016
ChrisEExcellent17 Dec 2015 Superb.
ChrisEExcellent09 Dec 2015
ChrisEExcellent17 Nov 2015
HSBNot Tried05 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Nov 2015
TobesNot Tried29 Aug 2015
ChrisEExcellent01 Aug 2015
AndrewAcceptable23 Jul 2015 Few floaters but perfectly drinkable
ChrisEExcellent02 Jun 2015
ChrisEExcellent26 May 2015
TobesGood16 May 2015
ChrisEExcellent06 Apr 2015 I had the last one out of one cask and one of the first drawn from a new cask, both were excellent.
TobesNot Tried07 Mar 2015
ChrisENot Tried27 Feb 2015
ChrisENot Tried09 Feb 2015
ChrisENot Tried09 Feb 2015
ChrisENot Tried22 Jan 2015
ChrisENot Tried12 Jan 2015
ChrisEGood17 Nov 2014
ChrisENot Tried25 Oct 2014
ChrisENot Tried20 Sep 2014
ChrisENot Tried06 Sep 2014
ChrisENot Tried02 Aug 2014
ChrisENot Tried24 Jul 2014
Philip PirripAcceptable06 Jun 2014
ChrisENot Tried06 Jun 2014
ChrisENot Tried15 Jan 2014
ChrisENot Tried03 Jan 2014
ChrisENot Tried21 Dec 2013
Archie14Excellent16 Dec 2013 New cask
ChrisEGood14 Dec 2013
ChrisEGood11 Dec 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried21 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried15 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Sep 2013
ChrisENot Tried06 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried06 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried18 Aug 2013
ChrisENot Tried17 Aug 2013
PedroGood04 Aug 2013
ChrisEAcceptable31 Jul 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried29 Jun 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried15 Jun 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried08 Jun 2013
ChrisENot Tried05 Jun 2013
ChrisENot Tried23 May 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried21 May 2013
Toby Not Tried03 May 2013
ChrisENot Tried30 Mar 2013
Stephen HarrisExcellent23 Mar 2013 Top quality dark mild with fruity, malty and coffee flavours coming through.
PedroExcellent26 Feb 2013
ChrisEGood16 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent12 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent05 Feb 2013
PedroGood22 Jan 2013 Old cask
PedroExceptional22 Jan 2013 New cask
PedroExcellent04 Jan 2013
PedroExceptional31 Dec 2012
AlenomoreExcellent31 Dec 2012 Another decent pint with that distinct nuttyness.
ChrisEExcellent31 Dec 2012 So good that I had a second one.
AlenomoreExcellent29 Dec 2012 A1. Extra fresh with that distinct nuttiness.
PedroExceptional25 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent22 Dec 2012
PedroExceptional18 Dec 2012
ChrisEExcellent16 Dec 2012 Lots of people drinking this today.
PedroExcellent16 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent11 Dec 2012
AlenomoreExcellent09 Dec 2012 A good choice for a starter.
PedroExcellent08 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent07 Dec 2012
PedroExceptional27 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent21 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent20 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent13 Nov 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried03 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent30 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent29 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent24 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent21 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried21 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExcellent19 Oct 2012 Spot on.
AlenomoreGood17 Oct 2012 Swift half, in top condition.
PedroExceptional16 Oct 2012 So had 3 !
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent14 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Oct 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent08 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent07 Oct 2012
EddieUndrinkable22 Sep 2012 Sour! The landlord said he had not pulled it through 2nd pint was the same so he checked the cask and said there was still plenty left but it had been on a while! Would have been fine on chips...
AlenomoreNot Tried19 Sep 2012
ChrisENot Tried15 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent14 Sep 2012
PedroExceptional06 Sep 2012
ChrisENot Tried31 Aug 2012
PedroExceptional27 Aug 2012
PedroGood15 Aug 2012
AlenomoreExcellent13 Aug 2012 On good form.
EddiePoor10 Aug 2012 Lacking condition and a tart acidity, a wise choice that i only orderd half!
Martin the MildmanAcceptable03 Aug 2012 A mature sample with berry fruits and a slight winey character taking over from the usual malt flavours. My score 15/20.
PedroExcellent01 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried20 Jul 2012
AlenomoreExceptional14 Jul 2012 A1 condition. A lovely Mild ale.
PedroExcellent14 Jul 2012
PedroGood05 Jul 2012
PedroExcellent26 Jun 2012
Philip PirripExcellent15 Jun 2012 New cask on today
PedroExceptional11 Jun 2012
PedroExceptional08 Jun 2012 So had three
PedroExcellent30 May 2012
PedroExcellent24 May 2012
PedroExceptional24 May 2012 New cask
PedroExceptional15 May 2012
PedroExcellent07 May 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Apr 2012
PedroExceptional17 Apr 2012
PedroExceptional25 Mar 2012
PedroExceptional20 Mar 2012 superb tonight
PedroExcellent18 Mar 2012
PedroExcellent13 Mar 2012
ChrisENot Tried13 Mar 2012
AndrewAcceptable10 Mar 2012 No real condition
PedroExceptional28 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent25 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent21 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent14 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent07 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent31 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent22 Jan 2012
MattY1Not Tried18 Jan 2012
PedroAcceptable17 Jan 2012 Near the end of the pin !
PedroNot Tried07 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent06 Jan 2012
AlenomoreExcellent31 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent30 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent28 Dec 2011 Again, spot on.
PedroExceptional27 Dec 2011 Stayed-on this !
PedroExcellent25 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent20 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent18 Dec 2011
MattY1Not Tried18 Dec 2011
MattY1Not Tried15 Dec 2011
ChrisENot Tried15 Dec 2011
MattY1Not Tried14 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent13 Dec 2011 Both the first and the new cask !
PedroExcellent11 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent09 Dec 2011
MattY1Not Tried08 Dec 2011
PedroGood07 Dec 2011
MattY1Not Tried04 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent03 Dec 2011
MattY1Not Tried02 Dec 2011
MattY1Not Tried30 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent30 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent29 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried23 Nov 2011
PedroExceptional22 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried22 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried21 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried20 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExceptional20 Nov 2011 Fresh on and spot on..
PedroExceptional20 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried19 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried18 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried16 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried15 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent15 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried14 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried13 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent13 Nov 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried11 Nov 2011
MattY1Excellent10 Nov 2011 Probably my favourite mild.
MattY1Not Tried09 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent08 Nov 2011
MattY1Not Tried07 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent06 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent05 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExceptional05 Nov 2011 Possibly, one of the best Mild ales around. A rarity in the County Town.
PedroExceptional04 Nov 2011 Great 1st one out of new pin !
PedroExceptional01 Nov 2011
MattY1Excellent30 Oct 2011 Very Moorish :)
AlenomoreExcellent30 Oct 2011 The only place round here for a proper Mild. A1.
MattY1Not Tried28 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent28 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent27 Oct 2011
MattY1Not Tried27 Oct 2011
MattY1Not Tried26 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent26 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent23 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent22 Oct 2011
PedroExceptional22 Oct 2011 New cask
AlenomoreExcellent22 Oct 2011 Just replaced and as fresh as ever.
PedroExcellent21 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent18 Oct 2011
ChrisENot Tried15 Oct 2011
AlenomoreExcellent10 Oct 2011
PedroGood09 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent01 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent24 Sep 2011
PedroNot Tried19 Sep 2011
PedroGood16 Sep 2011 Not at it's best !
PedroGood01 Sep 2011
PedroGood31 Aug 2011
PedroExcellent27 Aug 2011
PedroExceptional30 Jul 2011
Martin the MildmanExcellent21 Jul 2011 Excellent bittersweet mix of roast and chocolate malt flavours with a little coffee and liquorice thrown in for good measure. Light hopping to give a little bite in the finish. My score 16/20.
ChrisENot Tried19 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent14 Jul 2011
PedroExceptional05 Jul 2011 Crackin - so stayed on it !
ChrisENot Tried28 Jun 2011
PedroExcellent02 Jun 2011
PedroExcellent30 May 2011
PedroExcellent26 May 2011
PedroExcellent23 May 2011
IanNot Tried19 May 2011
PedroExceptional02 May 2011
PedroExcellent30 Apr 2011
PedroExceptional14 Apr 2011
PedroExcellent01 Apr 2011
PedroExcellent31 Mar 2011
PedroExceptional18 Mar 2011 Once the new cask went on
PedroExceptional08 Mar 2011
PedroExceptional04 Mar 2011
PedroExceptional22 Feb 2011
PedroExceptional15 Feb 2011 so good sipped it all night long!
PedroExcellent11 Feb 2011
PedroExceptional08 Feb 2011
PedroExcellent01 Feb 2011
PedroExcellent31 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional25 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional23 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional18 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional16 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional11 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional09 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional07 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional04 Jan 2011
MattY1Not Tried01 Jan 2011
PedroExcellent25 Dec 2010
ChrisEGood19 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent19 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent18 Dec 2010
PedroExceptional14 Dec 2010 Plenty of CAMRA members in tonight and 5 out of 6 agreed this score !
PedroExcellent12 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent11 Dec 2010
ChrisEGood11 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent10 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent07 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent02 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent26 Nov 2010
PedroExceptional24 Nov 2010 Gorgeous
PedroExceptional19 Nov 2010
PedroExcellent14 Nov 2010
PedroExcellent07 Nov 2010
PedroExceptional31 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent29 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent22 Oct 2010
PedroExceptional14 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent11 Oct 2010
ChrisEExcellent11 Oct 2010 In fine form tonight. I decided to have another one.
PedroExcellent07 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent02 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent30 Sep 2010
ChrisENot Tried28 Sep 2010
PedroExceptional25 Sep 2010
ChrisENot Tried24 Sep 2010
MattNot Tried21 Sep 2010
MattNot Tried19 Sep 2010
ChrisENot Tried18 Sep 2010
PedroExceptional18 Sep 2010 Superb and continued when new cask went on !
PedroExceptional17 Sep 2010
MattNot Tried13 Sep 2010
MattNot Tried11 Sep 2010
MattExcellent10 Sep 2010 New cask, yum!!
MattNot Tried07 Sep 2010
MattNot Tried05 Sep 2010
PedroExceptional01 Sep 2010
PedroExceptional26 Aug 2010
PedroExcellent21 Aug 2010
MattExcellent17 Aug 2010 Mmmm! Lovely dark mild with nice creamy chocolate notes..
MattExceptional16 Aug 2010 Superb!!!
PedroExcellent13 Aug 2010
PedroExcellent04 Aug 2010
ChrisENot Tried30 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent28 Jul 2010
ChrisEGood20 Jul 2010 Good Mild, and selling well tonight.
DosserNot Tried19 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent16 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent04 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent28 Jun 2010
ChrisENot Tried26 Jun 2010
PedroExceptional21 Jun 2010 I've been missing this superb beer recently !
PedroExceptional04 Jun 2010 So good I stayed on this one !
JasonNot Tried28 May 2010
PedroExceptional27 May 2010
PedroExcellent18 May 2010
PedroExcellent25 Apr 2010
ChrisENot Tried24 Apr 2010
IanNot Tried11 Apr 2010
PedroExcellent09 Apr 2010
PedroExcellent07 Apr 2010
PedroExcellent30 Mar 2010
PedroExcellent21 Mar 2010
PedroExcellent20 Mar 2010
ChrisENot Tried13 Mar 2010
PedroExcellent05 Mar 2010
PedroExcellent26 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent23 Feb 2010
PedroExceptional17 Feb 2010
PedroExceptional16 Feb 2010
IanNot Tried13 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent13 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent09 Feb 2010
ChrisEExcellent06 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent05 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent03 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent02 Feb 2010
MattExcellent31 Jan 2010 wonderful!
PedroExcellent30 Jan 2010
PedroExcellent26 Jan 2010
MattExceptional22 Jan 2010 I still regard Goachers Real Mild as probably the best mild ive ever tassted.
PedroExceptional22 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional19 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional12 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional09 Jan 2010
PedroExcellent08 Jan 2010
PedroExcellent05 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional02 Jan 2010
MattExcellent01 Jan 2010 wonderful!
PedroExceptional31 Dec 2009 crackin' 3 pints to start the day off with !
PedroExcellent29 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional25 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent22 Dec 2009
ChrisEGood19 Dec 2009 This was towards the end of the cask, and Alan was worried that he may not have enoough to last the weekend.
PedroExceptional17 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional15 Dec 2009 Super again and again and.....
PedroExcellent13 Dec 2009 First from a new cask !
PedroExcellent11 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional08 Dec 2009 Just great !
PedroExceptional06 Dec 2009 So delightful I stayed on this one !
PedroExceptional04 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional01 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent28 Nov 2009
ChrisEExcellent26 Nov 2009 When Goacher's mild is on form it is truly excellent. This was so good that I had to have another one.
PedroExceptional24 Nov 2009 Great !
MattNot Tried23 Nov 2009
MattNot Tried22 Nov 2009
MattNot Tried21 Nov 2009
PedroExcellent10 Nov 2009
MattNot Tried08 Nov 2009
PedroExcellent07 Nov 2009
PedroExcellent28 Oct 2009
PedroExcellent05 Oct 2009
PedroExceptional04 Oct 2009 great
PedroExceptional02 Oct 2009 super!
PedroExceptional26 Sep 2009 So good I stayed for 3 !
PedroExceptional18 Sep 2009 Back on great form today
IanNot Tried16 Sep 2009
PedroExcellent12 Sep 2009
PedroExceptional01 Sep 2009
PedroExcellent28 Aug 2009
PedroExceptional19 Aug 2009
PedroExceptional18 Aug 2009 Really crackin' tonight !
PedroGood01 Aug 2009
PedroExcellent28 Jul 2009
PedroExcellent26 Jul 2009
PedroGood11 Jul 2009
PedroExceptional14 Jun 2009
PedroExceptional13 Jun 2009
PedroExceptional11 Jun 2009
DosserNot Tried07 Jun 2009
PedroGood31 May 2009
PedroGood22 May 2009
DosserNot Tried14 May 2009
PedroGood11 May 2009
PedroExcellent07 May 2009
PedroGood04 May 2009
PedroExcellent27 Apr 2009
IanPoor17 Apr 2009 On the turn towards vinegar. Would have made a pretty good wild fermented mild mind.
AndrewNot Tried17 Apr 2009
IanGood04 Sep 2008 Very choccy, good condition. Very drinkable.
IanNot Tried23 Jun 2008
IanNot Tried01 Sep 2007 Had a sip of Andrew's and it was a bit dull.
AndrewAcceptable01 Sep 2007 Lots of rich sweet malt and a hint of chocolate and coffee. Nothing wrong with it but I've had much better
JasonNot Tried30 Jun 2007
IanAcceptable28 Jun 2007 Phil didn't like it, thought it lacked condition, but I finished it for him and thought it was fine. Quite a bit of coffee.
AndrewGood19 May 2007 Funny one as lots of caramel and some butteryness but it still had that coffee mild flavour you'd expect.
IanNot Tried19 May 2007 Only had a sip of Andrew's but far too caramelly for me and I thought a little bit of diacetyl
IanNot Tried09 Dec 2006
IanNot Tried08 Apr 2006
AndrewExcellent08 Apr 2006 Intense coffee flavours with a slight tart bitterness. If this had had some chocolate in it that I know it can do then it would have been perfect. As it was it was merely brillant.
IanExcellent02 Nov 2005 Just watching it being poored and then settling with a thick creamy ivory coloured head made me salivate. Good mild with plenty of hop and roasted malts.
AndrewAcceptable12 Aug 2005 Quiet hoppy with nice burnt malt but slightly acidic too.
IanNot Tried12 Aug 2005
IanAcceptable19 Mar 2005 Not at its best, but then I had the last half before the barrel was changed, so not a fair representation
AndrewExceptional09 Apr 2004 ah-ha, they changed the barrel!
AndrewUndrinkable09 Apr 2004 bottom of the barrel

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Oct 2017

The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2017
ChrisEExcellent03 Jun 2017 Very good indeed as you would expect to be as it was served by the brewer.
ChrisEExcellent09 Nov 2016
ChrisEExcellent03 Oct 2016
Philip PirripGood03 Oct 2016
Philip PirripGood28 Jul 2015
Philip PirripGood18 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Dec 2014
Archie14Not Tried22 Nov 2014
Archie14Not Tried02 Nov 2014
Archie14Not Tried09 Oct 2014
Archie14Excellent05 Oct 2014 Great pint of mild served in great condition.
Archie14Excellent29 Aug 2014
Archie14Excellent26 Jun 2014
Archie14Not Tried25 Apr 2014
Archie14Not Tried22 Apr 2014
Archie14Not Tried06 Apr 2014
Archie14Not Tried28 Mar 2014
Archie14Excellent26 Mar 2014
Archie14Not Tried16 Mar 2014
Archie14Excellent11 Mar 2014 Wonderfully chocolatey, a great example :)
Archie14Not Tried09 Mar 2014
Archie14Excellent07 Mar 2014
Archie14Not Tried03 Mar 2014
Archie14Not Tried01 Mar 2014
Philip PirripGood13 Feb 2014 Strong taste hit for abv
Archie14Not Tried25 Jan 2014
Archie14Not Tried24 Jan 2014
Archie14Not Tried19 Jan 2014
Archie14Not Tried12 Jan 2014
Archie14Not Tried11 Jan 2014
DosserNot Tried11 Jan 2014
Archie14Not Tried23 Nov 2013
ChrisEExcellent18 Nov 2013 Superb
Archie14Not Tried16 Nov 2013
Archie14Not Tried15 Nov 2013
PedroExcellent15 Nov 2013
Archie14Not Tried10 Nov 2013
Archie14Not Tried09 Nov 2013
Judy G GarlandNot Tried09 Nov 2013
Archie14Exceptional02 Nov 2013 Displaying all the key qualities of this wonderful and still probably my favourite mild :)
Archie14Not Tried26 Oct 2013
Archie14Not Tried20 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Oct 2013

Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Jack WilliamNot Tried03 Aug 2017
Alex Excellent08 Jul 2017 chocolate malt
Alex Excellent01 Jul 2017
AndrewGood13 May 2017 Chocolate malt. A touch flat I thought but nice none the less
Alex Excellent13 May 2017 chocolate flavoured mild
AndrewExcellent07 May 2017 Absolutely cracking
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jan 2016
AndrewGood12 Sep 2015 Good condition mild with more coffee than chocolate.
AndrewExcellent11 Jan 2015 Really nice stuff. Had the Old before it so took me a while to shake off those intense flavours but this was just great.
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Mar 2014
WittendenNot Tried26 Oct 2013
AndrewExceptional26 Jul 2013 Rich, thick, roasted GM. Best I've had for years.
PedroNot Tried20 Oct 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 May 2012
thebrewingmanExcellent23 Jun 2011
AndrewExcellent08 May 2011 Excellent condition. Smoky! Coffee flavours and smooth.
AndrewGood22 Jul 2010 Good condition and quite lively. Good coffee notes but no chocolate and quite low on the hopping for his Mild.
AndrewGood02 May 2009 Good condition but a bit thin in the mouth. Plenty of coffee and hints of chocolate but needed a bit more body.
AndrewNot Tried15 Feb 2009
AndrewNot Tried20 Jul 2008
SteveNot Tried10 Aug 2007
AndrewExcellent03 Mar 2007 Fresh with bitter coffee and hints of cocoa powder.
AndrewGood21 Jan 2006 Good bitter bite to it with a clean peaty coffee taste with a burnt coffee finish. Judging by the angle of the barrel on the stillage this had only been tapped recently. Give it a day or 2 and it will be perfect.
IanNot Tried29 Aug 2005
AndrewGood26 Aug 2005 Another interesting beer. Sweet and sharp to start with followed by burnt malt on the finish. What I imagine a classic mild to taste like. Not what I would have expected from my favourite beer but good none the less
AndrewExcellent09 Apr 2005 My guess this was from a fresh barrel so it hadn't got that chocolate taste yet. Still a good 'un though
IanExcellent09 Apr 2005 Very dark ruby colour. Good malt, some burnt caramel/coffee, some dry hops on end. Excellent flavoursome mild
AndrewExcellent28 Aug 2004
AndrewExcellent16 Apr 2004

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenNot Tried22 Jul 2017
WittendenNot Tried08 Jul 2017 Sorely tempted.

Ship Centurion, Whitstable, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Alex Exceptional15 Jul 2017 so good, we called back late for another one
ChrisEAcceptable30 Jun 2017
WittendenExcellent21 May 2017 Bible black,black earth,the epitome of Goacher's.
HSBNot Tried08 Oct 2013

The Black Lion, Lynsted, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewGood13 May 2017 Quite tight and in need of some air. I wonder if blanket pressure is being used.
AndrewAcceptable12 Sep 2015 A touch sharp. Maybe it was fresh on.
thebrewingmanExcellent11 Nov 2014 In excellent condition.
WittendenGood18 May 2013 The refreshing side of sharp. Selling well, so perhaps it was me.
WittendenExcellent20 Oct 2012 A classic mild, one of my desert island beers. Dark and chocolatey;full of mystery. Should really have tried this before the Silver Star.
PedroExcellent29 Sep 2012
AndrewExcellent03 Mar 2012 Excellent condition. Quite well balance and full of fresh flavours.
AndrewExcellent17 Aug 2010 Really good milky mild coffee beer.
Martin the MildmanExcellent22 Jul 2010 Dark and slightly smokey with a good malty flavour and low hoppiness. My score 16/20.
AndrewExcellent08 Jun 2009 Excellent condition. Milky with coffee and hints of chocolate.
IanNot Tried12 Jan 2008 The sip of Andrew's was very chocolatey.
AndrewExcellent12 Jan 2008 Coffee and chocolate with hints of semolina. Very good.
AndrewExcellent29 Dec 2007 Fresh with coffee and roasted malt with that Goacher's tell-tale hop finish.
AndrewExceptional31 Dec 2006 Lots of creamy coffee with an undertone of milk chocolate. Wish I could have drunk more.
AndrewExceptional01 Aug 2006 Smoaky flavours dominated making it reminiscent of Goacher's Crown Imperial Stout. Slight hint of chocolate and coffee too.
IanExceptional29 Aug 2005 Dark ruby colour. Perfect easy drinking mile with lots of chocolate and toffee and burnt malt grainy finish. Excellent for this style of beer
AndrewNot Tried16 May 2005
AndrewExcellent14 May 2005 Good chocolate and malt taste but a bit watery

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried04 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Feb 2017
ChrisENot Tried27 Dec 2016
Philip PirripGood18 Dec 2016
Philip PirripGood25 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Jul 2016
ChrisENot Tried28 Jun 2016
HSBNot Tried29 Feb 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Feb 2016
ChrisEGood10 Dec 2015 Kate gave me a taster for comparative purposes.
AlenomoreNot Tried25 Oct 2015
Jack WilliamNot Tried23 Aug 2015
AlenomoreNot Tried02 Aug 2015
ChrisEExcellent25 Jul 2015 A superb traditional dark mild in excellent condition.
Philip PirripGood21 Jul 2015
AlenomoreNot Tried30 Nov 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried09 Nov 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried02 Nov 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Oct 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried21 Sep 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried24 Aug 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried09 Aug 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried06 Jul 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried29 Jun 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried21 Jun 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried08 Jun 2014
ChrisEExcellent01 Jun 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried01 Jun 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried25 May 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried05 May 2014
IanNot Tried11 Jan 2014
ChrisENot Tried11 Jan 2014
ChrisEGood28 Dec 2013
ChrisENot Tried12 Oct 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Jul 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jun 2013
ChrisEAcceptable11 Jun 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried26 May 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried12 May 2013
WittendenExceptional09 Feb 2013 A classic:chocolate, moreish.
ChrisEExcellent27 Dec 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jul 2012
ChrisENot Tried06 Jul 2012
JasonNot Tried06 Jul 2012
PedroGood23 Jun 2012
AlenomoreExcellent23 Jun 2012
JasonNot Tried28 Apr 2012
ChrisENot Tried28 Apr 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Apr 2012
HSBNot Tried28 Apr 2012
ChrisENot Tried14 Mar 2012
ChrisEGood27 Dec 2011 Superb traditional dark mild.
ChrisEExcellent14 Dec 2011
PedroGood24 Sep 2011 a little flat
thebrewingmanExcellent02 Sep 2011
PedroExcellent25 Apr 2011
ChrisEGood09 Mar 2011 We finished off the polypin.
ChrisEExcellent27 Dec 2010
ChrisEExcellent17 Aug 2010
IanNot Tried19 Jun 2010
IanNot Tried30 Jan 2010
ChrisEExcellent28 Dec 2009 Superb.
AndrewNot Tried01 Aug 2009
IanGood11 Oct 2008 Very chocolatey, but good.
IanNot Tried02 Sep 2008
IanNot Tried11 Jul 2008
IanGood27 Oct 2007 Very chocolatety
IanAcceptable23 Jun 2007 Bit flat and not perfect. Some roasted malt. Ruby mild. Not great condition.
AndrewGood23 Jun 2007 Sweet coffee mild. Bitter sweet finish
IanNot Tried28 May 2007
IanGood14 Apr 2007 Little bit earthy/muddy. Very chocolatey. Finish has great length. Dry charcoal and coffee granules. Better than the Light so gets 3.5/5
IanNot Tried14 Jan 2007
IanAcceptable23 Dec 2006 Just slightly thin and watery, but got good roasted malts and choc/coffee
IanAcceptable16 Sep 2006 Slightly acidic. Soft choc/coffee in mouth. It's alright, but doesn't hit the heights.
AndrewNot Tried31 Jul 2006 Had a sip of Cam's and it was smoaky heaven
IanExcellent11 Jul 2006 Two excellent dark milds in one evening. Had the first pint as this came on and the Elgood's went off. Typical Goacher's mild flavours of dark malts, roasty, toastiness and a hoppy finish. Nice
IanNot Tried24 Jun 2006
IanNot Tried16 Jun 2006
IanExcellent28 May 2006 Ruby colour with beige head. The coffee and choc on this are so good, it makes you want to weep. Velvet in mouth, with a little hop sharpness on the end. Smellsof drinking chocolate. Fantastic
AndrewExcellent09 Apr 2006 Good burnt coffee with a bitter finish
AndrewGood23 Dec 2005 Nice subtle burnt malt flavours with a hint of chocolate
IanNot Tried23 Dec 2005
IanNot Tried25 Jun 2005
MartinGood18 Jun 2005 Very very drinkable and quite nutty today but the crown has been stolen (fittingly) by Crown Imperial Stout.
AndrewExceptional17 Jun 2005 Wow. Tasted of burnt coffee with a slighly sweet undertone. If you could get better than this I'd want to hear about it
IanExcellent17 Jun 2005 Dark ruby colour, burnt malt with coffee and chocolate balanced in mouth with some hops to give a drying finish. Lots of flavour for a mild and a beer this light in alcohol
IanNot Tried25 May 2005
AndrewAcceptable07 May 2005 A bit thin but then it's my own fault because the landlord told me it wasn't ready yet but because I begged him for a pint of it he gave in (what a great bloke he is).
IanExceptional19 Feb 2005 The flavours of chocolate and malt are quite distinctive in this dark mild
AndrewExcellent19 Feb 2005 Chocolate and burnt malt were the most noticable characteristics
IanExceptional22 Jan 2005 Great malty hoppy flavour. Superb mild
IanExcellent11 Dec 2004 Very chocolatey taste. Amazing amount of flavour for a 3.4%
IanAcceptable20 Nov 2004 Not at its best, a bit like the Light on this occasion
AndrewAcceptable14 Aug 2004 Bit bitter but drinkable

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried16 Mar 2017
AndrewGood12 Sep 2015 As best I can recall this was good.
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2015

Kings Head, Canterbury, Kent

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ChrisEExcellent14 Jan 2017 A new cask on and selling very well indeed.
AlenomoreExceptional23 Jul 2010 A top Mild.

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried17 Dec 2016
Jack WilliamNot Tried15 Dec 2016
ChrisEExcellent26 Aug 2015

Kent Beer Festival 2016, Canterbury, Kent

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AndrewGood22 Jul 2016 Had quite a few of these!

The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

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Jack WilliamNot Tried17 May 2016
AndrewNot Tried08 Jun 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Mar 2013 Overhead someone saying "where on earth can you get mild anywhere else locally"

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried20 Feb 2016
ChrisEGood22 Nov 2014
JasonNot Tried22 Nov 2014

London Tavern, Margate, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jan 2016

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried18 May 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jul 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Apr 2012
ChrisENot Tried22 Mar 2012
AlenomoreExcellent04 Dec 2011 A1 today.
ChrisENot Tried12 Aug 2011
ChrisENot Tried16 Jun 2011
PedroGood09 Jun 2011 But obviously getting a bit stale
BlairAcceptable14 Mar 2009 Malty with a bit of roasted malt. I was a tad disappointed, just a little thin in the mouth and lacking in flavour for me. Shame.
AndrewNot Tried09 Dec 2006

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

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BrianNot Tried23 May 2015
AndrewNot Tried02 Jun 2012

The Tap Room, Cliftonville, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried11 Apr 2015

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

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oz11Excellent31 Mar 2015
oz11Not Tried05 Jun 2014
oz11Good03 Jun 2014

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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thebrewingmanNot Tried02 Mar 2015 One of our group questioned whether this was in fact the Best Dark. A cellar one proved it was the Real Mild but not quite the same taste.

The Arlington, Dover, Kent

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Jack WilliamNot Tried28 Nov 2014
Vacuous Not Tried25 Nov 2014

The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried23 Nov 2014
JasonNot Tried22 Nov 2014
ChrisENot Tried22 Nov 2014

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Oct 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried16 May 2014
Philip PirripGood17 Dec 2013
Philip PirripGood31 May 2013 Colin was pushing this out to clear at £2 pp - I had last one out and it was still good 7 days after broaching
ChrisEGood18 Apr 2013
ChrisEExcellent23 Aug 2012 First pints from a new cask, excellent condition.

Pharos Beer Festival 2014, Dover, Kent

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BrianNot Tried05 Sep 2014

Kent Beer Festival 2014, Canterbury, Kent

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AndrewGood18 Jul 2014 Hints of chocolate

Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

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Richard FNot Tried09 Jul 2014

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

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IanGood06 Feb 2014 Good mild
IanGood04 Feb 2014 Chocolate and a little charcoal

Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

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ChrisEGood29 Sep 2013 We were informed that this has replaced Bass Keg Mild as the regular mild in this pub.

The Chapel, Broadstairs, Kent

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Stephen HarrisAcceptable20 Sep 2013 Very dark, caramel-flavoured, hop-free mild. Not in the greatest condition here if truth be told.

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Jun 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried07 May 2013

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013, Dover, Kent

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MickNot Tried24 May 2013

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Dover, Kent

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Philip PirripNot Tried02 Mar 2013
ChrisENot Tried02 Mar 2013 On handpump in the bar.
PedroNot Tried02 Mar 2013
IanNot Tried02 Mar 2012

The Three Tuns, Lower Halstow, Kent

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PedroExcellent15 Dec 2012

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

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PedroExcellent13 Dec 2012
PedroPoor10 Dec 2012 Newly on but something very odd about it, but had to rush off
PedroExcellent16 Sep 2012
Stephen HarrisExcellent07 Jul 2012 Lovely dark mild, I always go for this when I see it.
DosserNot Tried11 May 2012
PedroExcellent10 May 2012
PedroExcellent14 Apr 2012

The White House, East Farleigh, Kent

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PedroExcellent04 Dec 2012 But very cold
PedroExcellent15 Jul 2012

The Kings Arms, Offham, Kent

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PedroExcellent18 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent17 Nov 2012

The Crown, Otford, Kent

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PedroGood14 Oct 2012
oz11Good13 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent12 Oct 2012

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

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AlenomoreNot Tried22 Sep 2012

Kent Beer Festival 2012, Canterbury, Kent

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AndrewGood20 Jul 2012 Quite fresh. Hint of milky roasted malt. Perhaps needed a day to mellow in the barrel.

King George V, Brompton, Kent

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AlenomoreNot Tried08 Jul 2012
AlenomoreExceptional05 Sep 2010 Superb, and had two pints.
AndrewGood11 Jul 2008 She poured off a half before giving me mine. It was milky with a strong bitterness and some roasted malt notes. It was good.

Mote Park Beer Festival 2012, Maidstone, Kent

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DosserExcellent16 Jun 2012

Teston Men's Working Club, Teston, Kent

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PedroExcellent20 May 2012
PedroExcellent19 May 2012 Stayed on this as I wanted to help ensure the mild sells.
PedroExcellent18 May 2012

Six Bells, Woodchurch, Kent

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PedroExcellent18 Feb 2012
IanGood18 Feb 2012 Hadn't had this in years. Good dark mild, very easy drinking.
PedroNot Tried17 Feb 2012

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

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PedroNot Tried04 Sep 2011
PedroExceptional06 Nov 2010 Probably best I've ever had outside of Maidstone

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

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BlairGood16 Jun 2011 Very good mild but we decided it needs a little more ooomph.

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

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Martin the MildmanExcellent29 Apr 2011 Slightly bitter chocolate malt and hints of coffee. Low hoppiness, some fruitiness and a good malty finish. My score 16/20.

The Cock Inn, Luddesdown, Kent

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PedroExcellent22 Apr 2011
ChrisEGood02 Apr 2011 Too cold for my liking.
AndrewAcceptable16 Dec 2006 My favourite beer. Smelt of coffee with a bit of chocolate and a soft mouth feel. The finish was bitter coffee. Something about it made it feel slightly sickly though.
IanNot Tried16 Dec 2006

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

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PedroNot Tried07 Jan 2011
DosserNot Tried06 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional04 Jan 2011
PedroExcellent29 Nov 2010 Finally finished off the last of the festival beers
PedroExcellent28 Nov 2010
PedroExcellent27 Nov 2010
PedroExcellent26 Nov 2010
PedroExcellent25 Nov 2010

East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010, East Malling, Kent

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AlenomoreNot Tried04 Sep 2010
PedroExcellent04 Sep 2010

The Fox, Maidstone, Kent

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PedroGood28 Aug 2010

Robin Hood, Blue Bell Hill, Kent

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AlenomoreExceptional26 Jun 2010 In top condition.

The Unicorn, Bekesbourne, Kent

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MickGood01 May 2010 Nice pint, everything a mild should be, perhaps lacking on the finish.
AndrewExcellent29 Aug 2009 Wonderful condition. Coffee and, for the first time in a while, chocolate. Lovely.

The Kings Arms, Upper Upnor, Kent

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AndrewExcellent03 Jul 2009 Really smoky. Kind of like smoked mackerel. Weird but really good. Oily too. Weird. Gotta love Goachers!

Plough & Harrow, Oad Street, Kent

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AndrewExcellent24 May 2009 Really good stuff. Roasted malt and coffee with tell-tale Goacher's milkiness in the background.
AndrewGood02 Jan 2009 The one and only Goacher's Mild. Fresh and in good condition. No real chocolate or coffee flavours unfortunately but very drinkable.

Blakes of Dover, Dover, Kent

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BlairNot Tried22 May 2009
IanExcellent22 Dec 2004 Excellent tasty mild full of burnt malt

The Yew Tree Inn, Barfrestone, Kent

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BrianGood26 Jul 2008 Love the smell of this. Smokey, roast malts, milky texture in the mouth. Really good mild.
AndrewExcellent14 Jul 2007 The first pint was quite sharp so they pulled off some more beer. The new pint was excellent. Full bodied with a smooth feel in the mouth. Roasted malt and coffee dominated. Sank 2 in half an hour
AndrewAcceptable13 Jan 2007 Underlying coffee flavours but an ever-so slightly vinegary finish.
AndrewAcceptable07 Oct 2006 Quite lively which gave it a sharpness like grapefruit. Some burnt notes but the sharpness overpowers.
AndrewNot Tried01 Jul 2006 Went off as I was there
AndrewExceptional24 Jun 2006 Bitter black coffee flavours with a smooth slightly creamy undertaste. Great
BrianNot Tried14 Jun 2006 Rob (the barman) said it was almost finished.
AndrewExcellent04 Jun 2006 Smelt of mild coffee. Lively when poured so I guess it's only been tapped recently. Coffee flavours dominate. I'd love to have this in a day or 2 when it would have developed a bit of chocolate and would be absolutely fantastic. Goacher's Mild hey? Always a winner!
BrianNot Tried10 Sep 2005
AndrewAcceptable04 Sep 2005 Last pint from the barrel. Lacked the bite a fresher pint would have had but there was nothing wrong with it.
AndrewExcellent27 Aug 2005 A sweet hoppy start followed by subtle burnt malt on the finish.
AndrewGood20 Aug 2005 Lots of burnt malt and some hops. Perhaps getting a little tired but still good
BrianExcellent13 Aug 2005 Not normally a mild drinker, but this was great, it tasted just like Andrew said last week.
AndrewExcellent08 Aug 2005 Very hoppy with a good burnt malt flavour. This was dark mild at its best. I wish I hadn't been driving or I could have had more than a half!

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2008, Woodchurch, Kent

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BlairExcellent07 Jun 2008 Really good mild, dark with plenty of oats and malt.

The Rose & Crown, Perry Wood, Kent

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AndrewExcellent19 Apr 2008 Plenty of coffee with hints of cream. Excellent pint that stayed good to the end.
TrevorExcellent05 Apr 2008 A smooth ale which went down well - dark but not too heavy.
AndrewGood02 Mar 2008 The top of the pint was a bit sharp (so would have scored an 'okay') but the bottom was coffee, milk and a hint of chocolate (and would have scored excellent).
IanGood13 Oct 2007 Excellent mild, not much hop, very mild and a good charcoaly aroma. Good roasted malt flavour with fullness in mouth.
AndrewExcellent13 Oct 2007 The first pint was off so they changed the barrel. The next 5 pints I had from the new barrel were lovely. Smooth and milky with good roasted malt, hint of smoke and burntness and a very low hoping rate. Missing any chocolate but hey, still a great pint.
AndrewGood09 Apr 2007 Fresh with some coffee flavours and some sharp hops.
AndrewExceptional17 Jan 2007 As she poured it I could smell chocolate from 2 feet away. It tasted of creamy milk chocolate with a lovely subtle burnt malt bitterness on the finish. This was top class Goacher's Mild. I love this beer.
AndrewUndrinkable04 Mar 2006 Vinegar with a hint of goacher's mild. I should have taken it back really but I didn't, I just left it.
AndrewExcellent20 Jan 2006 Good deep bitterness with lots of burnt coffee but no rich chocolate which was a shame
AndrewExceptional25 Oct 2005 Exactly the right combination of milky smoothness and hops. I know many will disagree but they're wrong... this is the best beer in the world :)
AndrewExceptional10 Apr 2005 Fantastic. Real burnt malt and chocolate just the way I like it
AndrewExcellent12 Mar 2005 Top of the barrel I would guess. Nice and hoppy with a definte chocolate after taste

Kent Beer Festival 2007, Canterbury, Kent

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AndrewGood21 Jul 2007 Better condition than on Thursday night. Fresh and creamy with coffee on the finish
AndrewGood19 Jul 2007 An odd one. Bit of fish and a bit of smoakyness. Not really like Goachers' mild at all.

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2007, Dover, Kent

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AndrewGood26 May 2007 Good dark hue with wide partial head. Smelt of toasted malt with a hint of choloclate. Not much going on in the front of the mouth but a big heavily toasted malt and earthy hop finish
IanGood25 May 2007 Lots of chocolate on this and I thought very good.

Kent Beer Festival 2006, Canterbury, Kent

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AndrewExcellent22 Jul 2006 Bitter coffee, hints of chocolate. This is the best Goacher's mild I've had at a beer festival

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

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AndrewExceptional01 Jul 2006 Some of the best Goacher's mild I've had. I noticed that he poured it from a 32pint barrel so I'm guessing this was a week or so old. Anyway, it smelt of chocolate and tasted of chocolate and coffee with a strong bitter finish. Great
IanNot Tried27 Jun 2006
AndrewGood12 May 2006 Now my problem with scoring Goacher's Mild is that it's my favourite beer and I've had it when it's on top-form so I know exactly what it can taste like. However, I fully recognise it can't always taste fantastic. Anyway, this was good. Lots of coffee and a bitter sweet finish.
IanNot Tried09 May 2006

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2006, Dover, Kent

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AndrewAcceptable27 May 2006 Lasting thin head on this black-puple beer. Strong coffee smell. Thin chocolate and coffee flavours to start with. Short lived burnt coffee finish. Shame really as this beer can be fantastic

Kent Beer Festival 2005, Canterbury, Kent

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AndrewAcceptable21 Jul 2005 Given that this is my favourite beer of all time I was disappointed with its liveliness

Catford Beer Festival 2005, Catford, Greater London

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IanAcceptable11 Jun 2005 Bit thin and tired, which is a shame cos I normally think that this is one of the best milds in the business

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2005, Woodchurch, Kent

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AndrewAcceptable03 Jun 2005 Bit weak tasting for this usually fantastic beer

Goacher's Real Mild Ale

3.40% ABV.

A mild tasting of chocolate, malt and hops. Mmmm... I'm being a bit biased here but this could possibly be the best beer in the world.

We have tried this beer 493 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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