JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tyler’s, Apex. Earthy looking copper pour, dusty and flaked with sediment. Nice firm head and moderate carbonation throughout. Fruits and candy malts were nicely understated, and more herbal, bitter flavors took pride of place. That’s more my style, and so I appreciated this as opposed to the overly sweet winter brews one often encounters.
superspak (3750) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/24/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, raisin, fig, apple, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, light rye spiciness, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of caramel, toast, raisin, fig, apple, toffee, dark bread, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light rye spiciness, and floral earthiness. Light bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, light fruits, toffee, dark bread, light rye spiciness, and floral on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and robustness of flavors; with hardly any cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice dark mild ale. Good balance and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Tstandiford (10) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted in a snifter, small amount poured.
Caramel prominently, with hints of Roasted malts
Deep amber with a vanilla colored head that dissipates relatively fast, especially for being in a tulip.
Caramel flavors with hints of Rye. A nice Roasty finish. a swish brings out a very Creamy mouthfeel.
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aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark tea brown. Nutty and definite rye. Dryer than expected. Moderate clean bitterness in the finish.
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear brown pour with almost no head. Aroma of roasr malt and some sweet hops. Flavor was similar witb sweet up front and a more bitter finish. Mouthfeel was watery.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a dark brown with a white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is toffee heavy with some malt note standing out. The taste is light and creamy up front with the rye standing out in somewhat of a bitter ending.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark bread, toasted notes, raisins, figs, and spicy rye with spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, light dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4536) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clears dark brown with thin, creamy white head; decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is mixed grains, biscuit and cereal malts, herbs, figs, light floral hops, and some light vegetable notes. Flavor is dry, bready malts, light caramel, some dark fruit esters, light floral hops, and some herbs; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looked great! Poured a brilliant, mahogany brown and produced a creamy, 1.5 inch tan head, that slowly subsided. Some decent malt in the nose and suggestions of hops. Faint hints of cocoa and spice? Medium-light body. Surprisingly short! Some lingering bitter notes. Not much malt on the palate. Light, fresh, and mild. Not as dark as expected. Some lace develops. When looking for a Mild Ale, I will look elsewhere next time.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mediocre toffee colored pour. Tastes like it looks, which is simple and forgettable.