Black Dog is a traditional dark mild at 3.6%ABV. It has many CAMRA awards to its name and is a well-known brand in the free-trade. The beer is well balanced with a full roast flavour.
The use of crystal malt and roast barley give a deep underlying characteristic flavour, which is balanced with Fuggles hops as the sole variety.”
The last on our ale trail in Birmingham and clearly my taste buds have changed – or evolved – a bit. I didn’t enjoy this much when I tried the bottled version, however the draught went down quite well.
The Shakespeare, Lower Temple Street, Birmingham. October 2016.