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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 119   ABV: 3.96%
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First Batch. A dark mild.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
On tap at a pizza place in downtown L.A. Medium to dark brown with a modest head but good retention and lace. Powdery cocoa aroma with a suggestion of some darker chocolate and coffee. Flavors are similar, and include a generous helping of nuttiness. Light to medium body, modestly carbonated, and an extremely dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Sampled on 2/19/2012 at Beer Revolution. This mild ale pours an eclipse black color from the tap. Small to medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is roasty malts, touch of chocolate and a little sweet. A medium bodied mild. The malts are roasty, caramel, chocolate and sweet. The hops are earthy. A touch sweet, a touch smoky, makes a nice combination. Very drinkable, would be a great session ale. Lots of roasty, malty flavors. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeroverthere (81) - USA - FEB 25, 2012
Color:Dark brown, almost black Aroma:Roasted malt Body:Mild coffee, bread, some chocolate notes, some malty sweetness Aroma:Coffee, moderately bitter, dark and robust bread, Finish:Medium bitter, dry with lingering coffee Over-all/Mouth-feel: Smooth due to the nitrogen, drinkable session beer, light.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Light brown with a fizzy off white head. Light toasted grain and citrus aroma and taste with a clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1136) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Sample at Bruery Provisions. This was rather tasty for such a low alcohol brew. Had some toffee and hints of coffee in there with some english style characteristics.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattH (635) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Tap. Aroma of toasted nuts, chocolate and some cottage cheese. Taste is light and a little watery. Espresso is the most dominate flavor, but there are also some sweet notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at GABF 2011. Dark brown, nearly black, pour. Toasted malt aroma with a nutty characteristic closely resembling a brown ale. Lightly hoppy and nutty flavor again similar to a brown ale yet with other flavor characteristics resembling a porter. Nothing outstanding but very sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Draft. Blackish beer with a cream colored head. Roast and toffee aroma. Roast and toffee flavor with light grass. Medium bodied. Rooast and light toffee lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Sample. Rating #22. Great drinker, nice bit of roast, although it was a touch watery, but real nice overall. (1753)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Draft. Dark reddish brown hue, decent head retention. Light woody, peppery spice and cocoa aroma. Very mild palate, smooth due to nitro dispensing. Mild in flavor too, dryish cocoa with a touch of biscuity malt. Good session beer.


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