jmgreenuk (4771) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can courtesy of Deanso. Poured dark mahogany with a thin round tan head. The aroma is dry and dusty. The flavour is roasted malt with dark chocolate. A tasty mild. I’d like to try this on tap.
kermis (5585) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared from Deanso. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation. A very nice mild beer.
chinchill (2052) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14.9 ounce (440ml) can. Pours crystal clear, chestnut color; with a good sized ivory top of sudsy foam that soon reduces to a lasting top coat and ring.
Smell: Plenty of roasted malt with hints of baked bread and roasted nuts. Improves upon warming.
Taste: Mainly mild toasted malts. Some faint English hops towards the finish, with a mildly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, but too thin-bodied and watery. Near medium carbonation.
Overall: seems most suitable as a thirst quencher or accompaniment to a meal. Good beer to give newbies who think dark beers are "too strong".Also noteworthy as a low ABV beer with fine aroma and a substantial malt load.
TizzleJizzle (623) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
14.9 oz can. Deep mahogany brown color with beautiful khaki head and great lacing. Bland taste of roasted malt and cocoa. Hardly tasted like anything. Overall boring, pass.
JDBaker11058 (1334) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance:dark nut-brown pour, almost cola-like, with a short, very creamy medium-tan head. Aroma: nuts, hot cardboard, a bit of brown sugar and molasses. Taste: very subdued flavors, with a focus on nutty, brown-bread malts with just a hint of unsweet maple syrup and chocolate. Finish: smooth and creamy, with a surprising coffee-ish roast lingering. Notes: My first experience with a ’mild ale’. Not terrible, but nothing to write home about.
jjuf1853 (1241) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at World of Beer in Land O Lakes. Pours a near black dark chocolate brown. Creamy beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor has nice coffee and roasted malt notes. Nice, full flavor for a 3.2% beer.
fidelis83 (1996) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy, somewhat thin, tan head that has decent retention, but eventually fades to nothing, leaving no lacing. Aroma of roast, toast, nuts, english yeast, mineral and light smoke. Flavor is nutty, light toffee sweetness, planty hops, english yeast, light metallic notes, tree fruit skins, light bready yeast and earthy hops. Light dry, minerally body with a light and soft, though slightly sharp carbonation. Nice, decently full flavor beer, but not something that I could really make a night of as the mineral and planty hop notes get a bit tiring after a glass by itself, much less so with pub grub type food. Definitely a nice beer to have one or two with lunch.
joshmcg000 (326) - Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is dark malts, brown sugar sweetness. Very smooth and creamy, similar to Guinness int texture. Crisp and refreshing with a dark roasty malt taste. Slight hops bite, but overall a little bit watered down tasting, which is why its so refreshing though. A pretty good low ABV beer.
stravale (2224) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Doctor Duncans, Liverpool 040113
Black, creamy white head. Subdued aroma. Flavour of some dark malts, soft chocolate and coffee. OK for the low abv.
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint can. Black with red and a tan layer of foam. I smell sweet malts and lactic. Soft fruit is tasted first with cream. Very gentle hops. The feel moves from thin to creamy. A hint of roasted notes and the softest bitterness. Mild grassiness. Lots of gentle stuff in here and the best is the 3.2 ABV.