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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 119   ABV: 3.96%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First Batch. A dark mild.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours cola color with a slight tan head. Aroma is mild chocolate. Med body. Soft carb. Flavor is darkish chocolate with some slightly burnt malt. Sort of an old fashioned Guinness aspect. Drinks nice. Finishes bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21924) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2012
Draft nitro @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
A - Pours a very dark black color with a very thick finger of frothy and creamy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down extremely slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of roasted bitter and sweet chocolate, fruity English yeast esters, and a bit of coffee. T - Starts off with a mix of roasted baker’s chocolate with some English yeast character. Through the middle, some coffee flavor and some sweeter milk chocolate comes through. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some lactose sweetness, English yeast notes, and a bit of coffee. M - Medium-light with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and roasted finish. D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced and very sessionable. Nice example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Nitro tap at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Pours a deep brown with orange/red highlights and a huge tan head. Sweet coffee aroma with light roastiness, but mainly soft and sweet. Flavor is dry roasty coffee, semisweet chocolate chips. Smooth and easy to drink but finishes with a hard roastiness that turns astringent after a while.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benderlil (13) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
My go to session beer! This is an easy to drink black mild that doesn’t try to blow your face apart, just designed to soothe the soul. Black as night with a beige head. Nice roast and burnt toast aromas. Smooth and super easy to drink without being watery. YUMMY

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Watery. Very reminiscent of a Guiness. A ark mild should be lighter on the palate, but it should also have a bit of complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tap at Eagle Rock. Clear ruby, dense head formation. Nose is raw grain, sharp roast, caramel, toffee, thicker dessert. Fresh and malty. Taste is roasty, bitter, oatmeal, rustic malt. Clean, very sessionable. Like a light porter. Very impressive for under 4%.+1 for excellent session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
Draught (nitro) at the brewpub. Chocolate nose, nutty, with some slightly funky yeast. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and milk. A soft, light, and mild mild.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8986) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2012 nitrogen gassed 3.8% dark mild, you tempt me. deep porter brown with a creamy tan head. faint and quiet nose of roast and chocolate with a soft year powder / vitamin / alka-seltzer note. similar flavor and chalkiness of alka-seltzer too, funny enough. lingering chalky film is distracting but otherwise it’s quite good, though simple: chocolate / roast, some small char / soy. creamy carbonation while the body remains a bit too husky to come together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap at Brewsters, Four Points LAX. Pours hazy dark brown with a huge, tan and lacing hed. Aroma is eoasted dark malty, quite hoppy, grapefruity. Solid bitter, grapefruity, light peachy. Bone dry and dark malty mixed with a fruity note into the finish.


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