ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: toasty malts, a good dose of roast malts and coffee, really a mix of dry stout and mild in the nose. Pours black, almost opaque, but some light can get through around the edges and cast light reddish hues, off-white head dissipates somewhat quickly, spotty lacing. Flavor: nice and bready/toasty, mellow roast character, light bitterness, dry finish. Medium body, low-medium carbonation. Very easy drinking and enjoyable brew, nice!
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with an off white head. Toffee and lightly roasted malts, cocoa powder, mild bitterness, and just a bit of residual sweetness, but not much. Solid and easy drinking.
RafeAU (559) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Tasting paddle. this is one of the few non-homebrew milds I’ve had. Great roastiness but clean ferment, almost like a schwarzbier at first, but has some english yeast notes as it sits. Nitro is great for first minute or two then gets a bit flat.
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Mohawk Bend, Los Angeles, CA
Pours pitch black with a massive foamy white head. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate, mild toasty notes. Taste is smooth, malty and toasty. Finish is smooth and slightly sweetish. Okay.
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Mohawk Bend, Los Angeles, CA. Nitro. Pours a black colour with a small thick head. Aroma of roastiness, some biscuit and chocolate. Flavour of roastiness, licorice, dark chocolate and mild bitterness. Light bodied. Smooth but undeniably mild, as it should be.
olio (8206) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (nitro) @ Mohawk Bend, Los Angeles.
Pours black color with a thick beige head. Dried malty aroma, ashy, chocolaty notes, faint nurse and maybe some licorice. Flavor is chocolaty and malty, smooth palate, orange hints. A bit bland and boring.
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Mohawk Bend. Aroma has toffee and licorice with mild hayish tones - feels rather English. Flavour has licorice, some ash, coffee and toffee. Clean but a bit too bland - feels even a bit watery.
Capa (2426) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty sweet aroma, chocolate and light roasted malt. Flavor has a bit of chocolate, roasted malt, sweet malt caramel, and a hint of dark fruit. Finish is sweet and rounded from the malt. Solid.
joeneugs (4598) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Faction Ales for ALS festival. It pours a dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma is nice and balanced with some bread, roasted malt, cocoa and light notes of fig and raisin. The flavor has big roast, a little anise and burnt toast. Mildly acidic and light bodied. A nice mild ale, but a bit too acidic for me.
beertholomeus (1371) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thick khaki head. Malt, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit and oxidation aroma. Toffee, caramel, chocolate, coffee, biscuit, toast, malt and hop flavors. Medium body and ridiculously high carbonation. Malt and toffee finish.
bytemesis (5196) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap. Pours deep ruby black, medium tan creamy head, great lacing. Aruba is light malty, a bit roasty, biscuit . Flavor is medium sweet, little bitterness, roasty. Light body, a but watery, but smooth. Highly drinkable at 4%.