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Dark Star Victorian Ruby Mild

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London27 Jul 2015
The Gardener's ArmsLewes, East Sussex24 May 2015
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex20 May 2015
The Duke of WellingtonShoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex06 Sep 2014
The Ale HouseChelmsford, Essex23 Jun 2014
General HavelockHastings, East Sussex20 May 2014
Southampton ArmsGospel Oak, Greater London21 Jun 2013
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London31 May 2013
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London28 May 2013
Port Street Beer HouseManchester, Greater Manchester29 Jul 2012
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London09 Jun 2012
The Swan in the RushesLoughborough, Leicestershire30 May 2012
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London29 May 2012
Egham United Services ClubEgham, Surrey17 May 2012
Red LionLeytonstone, Greater London10 May 2012
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent24 Jul 2011
The Market PorterSouthwark, Central London21 May 2011
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent19 May 2011
The HopeCarshalton, Greater London19 May 2011
The RakeSouthwark, Central London18 May 2010
The Bree LouiseEuston, Central London11 May 2010
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2009Margate, Kent10 Apr 2009
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent27 Mar 2009
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent25 Feb 2009
The Salehurst HaltSalehurst, East Sussex15 Feb 2009
Coopers ArmsCrowborough, East Sussex14 Feb 2009
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2009Dover, Kent06 Feb 2009

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.

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jul 2015
Philip PirripExcellent30 May 2015 Recommended by the barmaid and sound advice indeed
Philip PirripNot Tried09 May 2014 Certainly popular here tonight

The Gardener's Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried24 May 2015

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2015
DosserExcellent14 Jun 2014 Great beer in super pub
Philip PirripNot Tried17 May 2012

The Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Sep 2014

The Ale House, Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Jun 2014

General Havelock, Hastings, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2014

Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jun 2013

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried31 May 2013

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 May 2013

Port Street Beer House, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Jul 2012

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Jun 2012

The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

StuExcellent30 May 2012 Dark brown with ruby tinge,ripe dark fruit flavours with hints of sweet caramel and chocolate.

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 May 2012

Egham United Services Club, Egham, Surrey

Martin the MildmanExcellent17 May 2012 Much improved, with sweet malty flavours dominating and low hopping. Full bodied flavours of caramel, toffee and chocolate. My score 16/20.

Red Lion, Leytonstone, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 May 2012

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent24 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent24 Jul 2011
DosserExceptional24 Jul 2011 Superb
PedroNot Tried06 May 2010

The Market Porter, Southwark, Central London

oz11Not Tried21 May 2011
Martin the MildmanExcellent04 May 2010 Full bodied ruby mild with great depth of flavour. Fruitiness and a little chocolate from the malt lead to a dryish, vineous finish. My score 16/20.

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried19 May 2011

The Hope, Carshalton, Greater London

Martin the MildmanGood19 May 2011 Strong ruby mild with lots of malt flavours of roast and toffee with some nuttiness. Some hop bitterness evident in the finish. My score 15/20.

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

Flying.geordieExcellent18 May 2010

The Bree Louise, Euston, Central London

ChrisENot Tried11 May 2010

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2009, Margate, Kent

AndrewAcceptable10 Apr 2009 Bit fizzy. Sharp, musty, dusty. Not great

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

BlairExcellent27 Mar 2009 This is a fantastic beer, tasted even better than when I had it at the Dover beer festival. Soft and fruity with a lovely velvety chocolate flavour. Dangerously easy to drink.
KBExceptional27 Mar 2009 My goodness what a superb pint. The taste and colour(note Martyn) are first class. Recommend anyone to try this.
KenExceptional25 Mar 2009 The Ruby Mild is a deliciously mellow, rich ale which hides its 6% exceedingly well, till one opens ones mouth to speak!
GlynExceptional24 Mar 2009

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelNot Tried25 Feb 2009
DubbelExcellent23 Feb 2009 Yes yes yes, a vast improvement on earlier batches. Much more smooth and a pleasant rum-chocolate flavour, touch of port and warming spice. A sheer joy to sup.
DubbelGood26 Jan 2009 Nice again. Had mellowed slightly over the weekend but I still prefer the Sarah Hughes effort.
DubbelGood23 Jan 2009 Deep ruby, strong red malts dominate a complex vineous, full bodied finish. Has potential to grow on me.

The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

JeffnJoExcellent15 Feb 2009 Well served, mellow, sweet and flavoursome.

Coopers Arms, Crowborough, East Sussex

JeffnJoExcellent14 Feb 2009 This beer is starting to grow on us.... both in terms of the various tastings over the last two weeks and as we sup our way down the glass!

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2009, Dover, Kent

BlairExcellent06 Feb 2009 Strong, dark mild. Really good chocolate and roast malt flavours. I have to admit I was mildly disappointed (excuse the pun) although that's just a testament to how great dark star are when a 4 out of 5 beer is a disappointment.
IanGood06 Feb 2009 Very deep ruby colour with bubbly cream head. Some syrupy malt on aroma. It's good. Good condition. Really nice fruit, damson and dark plum. Not really my style of beer, but very nice nevertheless.

Dark Star Victorian Ruby Mild

6.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 22 times.

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

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