JDBaker11058 (1061) - 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 (1193) - 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 (1727) - 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 (266) - 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 (1678) - 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 (4193) - 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.
sodakotakid (210) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great 3.2 beer. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. This beer is creamy goodness, it has a sweet and roasted dark malt flavor. There is also a great chocolate and coffee taste with a yummy hoppy under tone. The only negative to this beer is it is slightly watered down.
Pershing (430) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown into an English pint glass. quick dissolving tan head with large bubbles. Aroma of Roasted Barley and toffee amd caramel. Nice hop balance with the malt. Thin feel on the palate but a perfect match for the style. Nice refreshing lingering finish.
Rando7 (669) - Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can pours opaque dark brown with medium tan head. Sweet malty aroma with tiny hop presence. Taste chocolate malts, slight roast and vanilla. Palate on the watery side. Mild finish of roast and slight hops. Alcohol not apparent.
I agree with others this has a lot of flavor for a mild beer, combining sessionability and taste well.
Beerenberger (1101) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma is sweet malt with hints of dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with a lasting tan ring and no lacing. The taste is slighly sweet and as the name implies, the flavors are not overwhelming but rather subtle. Malt and vanilla notes with a hint of hop bitterness in the finish. Watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Overall, my take on this brew is rather mild.