SanfordBrewer (1423) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with a thin tan head. Medium body with light carbonation.
Aroma: chocolate, roast malt, dark bread, woodsy hops.
Taste: hop bitterness, pale malt, stale chocolate.
Sort of a like a bitter and porter mixed.
jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
light chocolate taste and licorice notes, very black and a surprisingly full body.
sodakotakid (230) - 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.
AndrewC (349) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a tin. Excellent dark mild. Black with a bubbly white head. Lovely coffee flavours with sweet drying malt and mild bitterness on the finish
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
14.9oz can into a pint glass. Date of August 23, 2012 on the bottom. Presumably a best by date.
An aggressive pour yields a half finger tan head although with very good retention.
Aroma is definitely metallic but smelling past that, chocolate and coffee dominate with some sweet caramel in the background.
The taste has none of the metal present in the aroma. Bitter coffee and dark chocolate followed by a little bit of burnt caramel. Very drying bitterness much like strong coffee. In fact, this beer is very espresso-like. A little bit of nutty-ness and dried fruit but it is very faint. Mouthfeel is thin as to be expected but not as bad as I was fearing.
Overall, a very, very impressive beer for only being 3.2%. Tons more flavor than any light beer on the market. This is a beer you could literally sip on all day. Oh how I wish we could get more beers like this in the states. I would buy case loads!
Aggie80 (801) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly light flavor enjoyed several one a sunny afternoon. Dark pounds light head.
DanielBrown (4269) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Asda, Perry Barr, Birmingham. Delicious aroma, of slight hops. Thick lacing, from a small head. Smooth, grainy and insistently cocoa tinged beer. Slightly stouty Mild. Black. A big and good Mild. Mmmm
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
440ml tin(s). Thick, treacly jet-black pour. Sweet smoky nose. Malt whiskey smoky with a burnt toast bitterness, firm graininess and cigar-like lingering tobacco aftertaste. Maybe a touch of brine in the nose reminiscent of Kelpie. Praise indeed. More body and character than some stouts 2% stronger. The most standing-too-close-to-a-bonfire smoky beer I’ve sampled to date. Mellow, charred-to-a-cinder and lovely.
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can - Black body with a somewhat lasting beige head; Very pleasant mild nose with a very pleasant sweet milk chocolate sweet roasted touch; Perfect carbonation on soft textured body with the right fill, balanced bitter; Long mild finish, very well composed aroma, mildly balanced bitter. Very pleasant, very drinkable beer.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, earthy, some chocolatey hints. Tastes of caramel, some tea, roasted malt, touches of bitterness on the finish. Full bodied.