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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 119   ABV: 3.96%
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First Batch. A dark mild.


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 (5540) - 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 (1127) - Claremont, 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 (610) - 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 (1318) - 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 (6719) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
A: The beer pours essentially black with a creamy khaki head. S: Smells sort of bland, probably due to the nitrogen. I get some nice coffee notes to it and a fairly strong roasted malt aroma. Mild toffee sweetness, dark chocolate, and a hint of nuttiness. T: The flavor is dominated by the coffee flavor. A mild to moderate level of bitterness to it with a lot of roasted malts as well. Some dark chocolate and earthy hop notes on the back end. M: Light in body with a slight creaminess. O: I would have preferred this not be on nitrogen, but not much I can do about that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4667) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Very dark brown with a creamy tan head (the nitro version, the ordinary version has just a small head). Roasted malts aroma. Good chocolate and roasted coffee flavours. Medium to light body. Nice and true to style.


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