kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. 2010 St. Paul Summer Fest. Poured a dark brown with a slight head. Some chocolate notes in the aroma along with some malts. Nice bite of the roasted malts with the first sip. Nor bad but not outstanding either.
bluemooner (598) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is dry and malty with hints of choclate. Flavor is also dry with roasted malt, chocolate, some breadiness, and an interesting bitterness seemingly derived from something other than hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. My first Mild and I am not sure what to think.
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled via growler pour thanks to Doug H at the 29th Annual ABA Meeting in Bloomington, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates clean, no ring, no film top. Aroma of roasted dark malt, a hint of chocolate, and some dry leafy and floral hops. Taste is medium to full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of toasted chocolate malt, and some light yeast. Finish is balanced with floral hop and dark malt aftertaste.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark color roasted malts and faint chocolate on the nose. Satisfying body similar to the aroma but stronger and a bit grainy.
beastiefan2k (2358) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ the brewpub. Color is a very dark brown, looks black. On top sits a khaki head. Aroma is light roast with faint tobacco slickness. Overall the aroma is fumy and full. Taste is a light mineral, dark chocolate, and roast. As advertised, its totally sessionable yet full of flavor. However, it is really more like a stout then a Mild Ale (from my ideas of the styles).
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub
**Aroma / Appearance** - Deep black and fluid it is darker than some other milds. Filled to the brim there was no head when it came to the table. Roasted coffee and chocolate gave it a light porter feel without the thickness.
**Flavor / Palate** - Coffee, dark chocolate, and barley it goes down easily. A hoppy residual finish wraps up an excellent and sessionable experience. This could be a daily drinker if it was not tap only.
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a white head. Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. A good effort, complex with chocolate malt, decent IBU. Drying. Like the brown without the wild rice,a slightly more bitter dunkelweizen. A good effort of the style and one I could drink at any meal.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Black Coloring. Roasts. Some Malt. Bitterness. Definitly a Mild Ale... Not my Favorite Offering.
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nearly black color, quite odd and unusual for a mild. Very bitter taste with only light malts. The bitterness did not, however, seem to come from hops. Not their best effort.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small sample at the brewpub. Chocolaty nose, near black. Dry, fairly hoppy, cardboard and light sour grapiness, mouthtickling, good late maltiness. Nope, still haven’t figured out milds.