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Junior Brewer Gordon McCallum with a pint of Dark Mild.

Dark Mild

3.5% ABV

A 3.5% dark ruby beer with roasted notes and a smooth, creamy taste. A favourite of lovers of a good mild. Especially popular in East Lancashire and loved as a guest further afield. One of the finest Dark Yorkshire Milds still in Independent production.

The Landlord’s Crucial Role.


We’re often asked by publicans why our beer takes longer to settle. The answer lies in what our brewers like to call a ‘vigorous secondary fermentation’.

This extra conditioning in the cask results in a cleaner, clearer, crisper beer. It means you sometimes have to wait for forty eight hours for the beer to drop bright, but we think the wait is worth it for the taste, and drinkers seem to agree.

We still brew our beers without compromise the traditional Taylor’s way. By hand with Knowle Spring water from our brewery well. Still with the finest Golden Promise barley grown specially for us. Still with whole flower hops from our expert growers. And still with our own special strain of Taylor’s yeast. We know it’s the hard way, but as we say, we do it all for that taste of Taylor’s.

Thanks to the landlords and publicans who also put in the extra time and effort to serve it.

Our Brewer’s Notes


Bittersweet and tasty, with hints of blackcurrant layered through soft, dark flavours of roasted malt.

Dark Mild Awards

A consistent award winner that always does well in its category. A fine example of a classic dark mild.

Brewing Industry International Awards


Milds, Stouts & Porters competition Bronze Medal


Dark Mild, Stouts & Porter Silver Medal & Certificate


3rd Prize


3rd Prize & Bronze Medal Cask Conditioned Draught Mild Ale


2nd Prize & Silver Medal Draught Mild Ale


1st Prize & Gold Medal Draught Mild Ale

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