seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a cool-looking brown pint bottle into a nonic pint glass (sorry, no Anglo-Saxon skulls handy). It poured an almost opaque, very dark reddish brown colour with fluffy, beige foam, deep banks of spritzy little bubbles, and lots of lace. Aromas and flavours of husky grains, chocolate malt, black malt, toast, medium-roast coffee, burnt orange English hops notes. Palate was light, crisp, tart, bright acidity, not as full-bodied as they claim, but definitely complex and very refreshing which is a tough combo. Delicious. I want more.
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice smokey brew. Yet a bit to carbonated and needs a bit more on the tongue. Smokey with a bitter end not a bad brew
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jurasik (5) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very nice dark beer, smooth & smokey with a chocolate flavour. Go buy some now, you wonít regret it.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wish more US craft brewers would brew a mild. Deep garnet colored beer with a small beige head. Nose of roasted grain and dark fruit. Flavors of burnt toast, smoldering fire, dark fruits and enough water to remind you that it is a 4% beer. Very easy drinking and infinitely sessionable. Not all that interesting or complex, but flavorful and a beer I could drink all day. And it appears to be organic....
Idiosynkrasie (2740) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Superb clear darkest ruby red colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Aroma has fruity notes of red berries, a slight grainy and yeasty touch. Taste has gentle roasted barley notes, some husk, a touch of milk chocolate, cautious hints of dried dark fruit, integrated bitter hop notes.
Theydon_Bois (5278) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 07/04/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a decent sized frothy beige head. Good lacing ensues.
Nose carries dark malts, grain, dark berry fruit.
Taste comprises biscuit, toffee, woody notes, dark fruits, malt.
Medium bodied with fone carbonation.
An OK mild.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (From AbM). Deep coppery brown colour, close to black, with a small beige head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is coffee, mild rye, some ripe fruits as well as mild toffee and some mild syrupy notes. Flavour is ripe dry fruits, some chocolate, mild toasted notes as well as some mild nuttyness and mild syrupy sweetness as well. Quite a bodied beer, although being only 4 % in the abv.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Dark brown to black in colour with a tan head and coffee, chocolate and vanilla aromas. Well flavoured with lots of chocolate in th flavour. Mild burnt bitterness.
maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruby-copper with thin head. Chocolate, coffee, and toasted grains all come out. Great taste; currents, caramel and a nice bitter finish. Delicious ale from Wales and something I would love to see more American brewers doing. I hate to see reviews that call this "weak" just because of low alcohol.
GoufCustom (399) - HONG KONG - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle bought at TASTE in Olympian City, Tai Kok Tsui. Clear, dunkel-like blackish brown colour; One finger head and slightly beige foam which last for about 1 minute; Good lacing with lively carbonation; Fragrant aroma of grapefruit, toffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar and light floral; Dark and mute sweet taste of roast malt, with coffee, dark bread, dark chocolate, grapefruit, lemon and strong grass; Med to light body, thin palate; Taste profile is initial dark roast malt with only faint trace of sweetness and suitably light coffee and chocolatey characters to make more like a stout. Good! Good grapefruit palate means itís very nicely hopped, with mid-to-high bitterness and astringency is surprisingly mild, very grassy and comforting and lingering finish. Pretty dry after taste, nicely bitter to mouth.
Comments: my second try of this brand, and once again itís another good one. I wonder though, is this really a Mild Ale? This is a nice fusion of IPA and Stout, without any of the nasty cloyingly sweet taste of most macro Dunkels. Its chocolate maltís aroma and taste may be relatively low key, but the hoppiness is full-on IPA, though not as strong and potent as Celt Silures. Very nice dark beer indeed. I like this a lot and itís a keeper! Recommended.