Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
translucent but not transparent lipton’s brown. gentle toasted malts, coffee, and a dash of tea. very little sweetness. light, thin, silky body. beautiful brew.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 You know, it is kind of funny to me that the only mild I have had the could compete with this one is the other mild that CCB made. On draft in tasting room. Pours dark caramel brown with a white head. Nose is malt, earth, grains, and a hint of hops. Flavor is similar. Nice, flavorful session beer.
daknole (10800) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown pour. Nice smooth aroma of caramel, hops, very light cocoa. Flavor is light but flavorful. Malt and hops are just right!
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown with hints of red. Very little carbonation. Nose is toasted malts, mild smoke, grain. Flavor is crisp grain, tiny roast, earthy malts and hops. Easy drinker. Beautifully done.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CCB. Poured a hazy brown color with large beige head. Roasted, slightly nutty nose with notes of chocolate and grassy hops. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel and soft carbonation. Very full flavored for a mild, good amounts of chocolate and roast with mild hops bitterness. Finishes roasty. Extremely easy to drink.
pacond (188) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malts, tobacco and toffee. Pronounced malt body but refreshing. Mildly hoppy and bitter too.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a 4 oz. sampler glass.
Appearance: Poured a deep caramel brown with yellow highlights. Nice lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt with English hops.
Taste: Grassy up front followed by light hops in the middle before ending with roasted malt and a touch of nuttiness. Dry, bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You could drink several. Goes down smooth.
Overall: Good beer overall. Nice to see CCB putting out a mild ale. Definitely worth a shot.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: deep dark plums and grapes. Smooth and creamy khaki head with pomace inclinations. Fades with pockets of bubbles while lace marks the sides of my glass.
Nose: roasted coffee beans. Iced coffee. Brittle dry cacao crumbles and powder. Fall leaves and twigs signify the changing of seasons. Raisins and dried prunes. Rye seeds and rye bread crust.
Palate: chocolate powdered truffles of the dark cacao variety. Whispers of cinnamon. Pumpernickel sticks and pumpernickel crust – dry, crunchy, and toasty. Treacle. Raisins. Dried coffee along edges and in the finish. Plum and grape skins carry the essence of the fruit along with dry tannic notes.
Final Thoughts: a fantastic dark mild that would feel right at home in merry ol’ England. Low abv, lots of flavor, and immense quaffability. Belly up, buy a round, and chat it up with your mates long into the night.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a tight light tan head and hazy brown with red tint. Aroma is roasty/cocoa-dark malt. Taste is slightly sweet dark malt-roasty/cocoa, 2nd spice hops bite. 4%, !, mighty full flavored!
PhillyBeer2112 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mellow Mushroom, Winter Park. Hey nice. Dark brown color, modest head. Aroma is a little toffee caramel, touch nutty. Flavor similar, creamy mouthfeel, moderate hop bitterness at the finish. Well balanced quaffer, great with food. Only dislike is the choice hops, tasted a little woody and mushroomy. But the creamy rounded feel of the malts kept me distracted and satisfied.