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Cains Dark Mild

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Doctor Duncan'sLiverpool, Merseyside28 Feb 2010
The DispensaryLiverpool, Merseyside26 Feb 2010
Brewery TapLiverpool, Merseyside16 Feb 2010
The Malt Shovel TavernNorthampton, Northamptonshire20 May 2009
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2008Margate, Kent21 Mar 2008
Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2007Woodchurch, Kent01 Jun 2007
The County HotelAshford, Kent22 May 2005
The Thomas IngoldsbyCanterbury, Kent12 May 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.

Doctor Duncan's, Liverpool, Merseyside

IanPoor28 Feb 2010 My first Cains beer in 4 days in Liverpool. Has element of a good mild of the past. This is hard toffee rather than good roast flavour. Poor compared to how it was.
IanNot Tried19 Jun 2009
IanExcellent20 Mar 2007 Too cold maybe, but wow what a flavour. Good roasted malts. Just one of the best dark milds in the world. And it's a true mild, not harsh, just mild.
IanNot Tried20 Jan 2006
IanExcellent03 Mar 2005 Black beer with excellent malty burnt flavours
IanNot Tried02 Mar 2005
IanExcellent07 Oct 2004 Rich, burnt malt gives this mild structure and character. Cains usual taste, but a big taste for a 3.2 mild

The Dispensary, Liverpool, Merseyside

IanNot Tried26 Feb 2010
IanNot Tried25 Apr 2008
IanPoor02 Jan 2008 Actually, this was pretty poor. Bit young/green perhaps.
IanNot Tried21 Mar 2007
IanGood18 Jan 2006 The mild was somewhat fruitier than normal, dark plums. Quite light in mouth and extremely drinkable.
IanExcellent02 Mar 2005 Black mild. Burst of bitter burnt malt on mouth ending in dry bitter finish

Brewery Tap, Liverpool, Merseyside

MickNot Tried16 Feb 2010

The Malt Shovel Tavern, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Mick NorthantsExcellent20 May 2009

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2008, Margate, Kent

BlairPoor21 Mar 2008 I think this beer suffered from the cool temperature it was served at. Slight roasted malt flavour but nothing to it really. I didn't want to finish it.

Rare Breeds Beer Festival 2007, Woodchurch, Kent

IanAcceptable01 Jun 2007 Lacks intensity of pint in Liverpool but still got the requisite choc/coffee and the distinguishalbe Cains flavour. Bit too smooth and not tight enough.

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanGood22 May 2005 Black mild. Very chocolate malts on nose and flavours. Very burnt charcoal nose. Not like it is in Liverpool, but the choc malts are excellent

The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

IanGood12 May 2005 Looks like a dark mild. Bit thin, but burnt malt nose, good burnt caramel dark malty flavours, but a bit thin acidic finish. Not at its tip top best

Cains Dark Mild

3.20% ABV.

This is a smooth, full flavoured, truly dark mild with a rich creamy head. It has a full body and distinctive roasted malt taste, balanced by its fresh hop character. Complex flavours and aromas are achieved by blending deeply roasted malt and adding a selected blend of English hops, including dry hops, to the cask conditioned beer..

We have tried this beer 12 times.

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

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