bpreo (1188) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very mild ale, for sure. only 4% alcohol, which is weak and disappointing. still, it’s a nice tasting "dark ale".
emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean garnet brown pour with ruby notes on the edge. Creamy mocha tan head. Aroma shows light roast with a coffee-ish character and toasted malt. Light roast in the flavor with some notes of coffee and sharp metallic notes. The body is light dry and bitter with some roast on the finish.
stoutgap (4) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle, pours a clear ruby color with an off white diminishing head. Very watery with smoke and a mild astringent taste,carring through to a fairly long finish. Not my favorite style but would serve well for a sessiion.
seymour (1136) - Saint Louis, 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 (598) - 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
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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 won’t regret it.
jsquire (3000) - 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 (1980) - 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 (3394) - The ’Sham, 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 (18799) - 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 (2340) - 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.