fidelis83 (1910) - 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.
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours black with creamy beige head. Smell is slight bandaid roasty malt. Taste is smooth creamy band aid and subtle roasted malt. Creamy body, soft carbonation
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had a bit of a heavy night of it last night and so as a consequence I wasn’t after anything too challenging today. I thought "Ooh, mild, that shouldn’t hurt me too much." Well, I was a little surprised at how dark it really was. It verges on black with some ruby port in the dimple and has a thick skim of head that looks creamy with a tinge of green. The aroma is of dark caramel, chocolate and cocoa with maybe just a niff of rum? Thickish and creamy texture with sweetness aplenty. It has its charms this beer, but in my current state it is a little heavy going, even for the laudable lower alcohol content.
I don’t think my review does this beer a disservice though. On any other day I would still enjoy its flavour just as much.
Brigadier (2890) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml can
I am a little disappointed in not getting to try something from the area while in England but that is a good reason to go back. In the meantime this county tick is a respectable beer if you still happen across it. It is nothing special and being transported across the ocean does it no favors. That said I have had worse mild ales.
Aroma / Appearance - Velvety chocolate fluid pours easily into the pint glass. A mocha head remains from the vigorous pour. Chocolate cream pie, sweet malts, and gentle roasted notes accent a mostly balanced and low key mild.
Flavor / Palate - The body is a trace thin even for a mild ale. Cool coffee and inexpensive chocolate alternate the primary focus before a soothing low key finish. Fading quickly there is not much left after the final sip. If you want a fair representation of the English mild style this does a good job. However there are certainly better offerings out there when on the other side of the ocean.
mkel07 (3136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml can from The Beer Cellar. Super black in colour with a big frothy head. Roast malt aroma with a thin mouthfeel. Big flavour for a small alcohol content.
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can thanks to devman! Clear brown. Smaller creamy coffee head. Nose is fruit juice, cherry juice box, cinnamon perhaps. Taste is watery, metallic, apple skins, mild coffee. Pretty decent creaminess as it warms. Lactic dairy character, mild chocolate milk. Not so bad.
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a can, aroma is light roast, taste is nice and dark and mild... Nice pub style ale
Aggie80 (785) - 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.
EithCubes (4749) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been working my way through a sixer of cans and haven’t regretted the purchase in the least. The principal character here is how watery and thin the body is, even for style, but that’s overcome by quality of flavor. Nose is sweet with dark roast and a little chocolate, taste much the same with a strain of nuts. Pours deep brown-black with a creamy, dense light brown head. Body, despite the thinness, is ultra-smooth and nearly as creamy as a widgeted nitro offering (it’s not). This is incredibly repeatable, easy-going without childishness.
thorongil2 (1163) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(can) clear very dark reddish brown with a tall brown head, aromas of toffee, bread, brandy; smooth and mild flavour; very drinkeable
monkeychugg55 (838) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, black in the glass. The head is a foamy beige ring for the most part. The aroma is chewy toffee, mild roast, slightly oxidized, and a hint of treacle. The flavor is slightly burnt toffee, with a trace of hops and an abrupt, balanced finish. Light yet full on the palate, with very soft carbonation, and a clean back end. Really enjoyed this one.