badwhale (356) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to sampler cup. Poured a dark orange / brown . Had a smokey flavor, with some hop notes & decent subdued malt flavor. Pretty good, but maybe on the watery side.
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy, toasted malts, and sweet toffee aroma. Caramel malty sweet, spice and grains, buttered biscuits, all for flavors. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Not real complex but ok.
spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from HyVee Marion
Ar: Roasty aroma with notes of nuts and chocolate.
Ap: Pours a medium brown with red streaks. Cream colored frothy head lasts a long time. Spotty lace.
T: A bit of sweetness up front, but this isnít overly sweet. Nice roasty body with a good nuttyness and some spicyness (probably from the rye). The finish is spicy, with a touch of black pepper along with a moderate coffee flavor. Nicely balanced with a refreshing hop bitterness.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice session body.
O: Very impressed. A nice roasty beer thatís perfectly sessionable.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber. Small, white head. Aroma: Grains, rye, malt. Flavor: Multi-grain bread, rye, hops. Grainy finish.
When I think of beers with a grainy taste, I think of some of the worst beers on the shelf. This one is decent though nothing great, just drinkable.
raradel (340) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a glass at Island Girl in Atlantic Beach... Good flavor, light bodied for what it looks like. Mild winter is a great name, not a heavy winter beer but great balance.
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured medium brown with a moderately long lasting head. The malt reminded me of caramel with brown sugar, but not sticky sweet, and having a slightly dry rye edge. The hops balanced well and were a spruce and herbal combo. It drank easily and cleanly. Very well made and one you could drink more than one of at a time.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown body with a full white head. Mild malty, bready, rye aroma. Starts with a soft malt bread flavor that is accompanied by rye.Finishes mildly bitter.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown with offwhite head. Aromas of toffee, pumpernickel, caramel, dark fruit, butterscotch. Flavors of toffee, caramel, rye, toast, dark fruit. Balanced finish. Medium body with soft mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
AndrewC (322) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Doesnít really smell of anything. Chestnut brown. Rich, tangy with a dry body. Bit of cardboard to it but thatís covered up by the slightly tangy flavour. I liked it.
reberiii (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild aroma, deep beautiful copper/brown color (filtered?), excellent taste, thin palate. Solid beer.