illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
benderlil (13) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery. Very reminiscent of a Guiness. A ark mild should be lighter on the palate, but it should also have a bit of complexity.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
KyotoLefty (8141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thechandler (591) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark cola brown with a light foamy tan head. Aroma is malty and dry with coffee notes. Smooth, very drinkable. Not too sweet. Closer to a porter than a mild ale, I’d say, but its a relatively mild porter. Solid though. No pun intended.
RedSox2004 (1509) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.