Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, slightly hazed. Aroma is bready. Flavor is bready, very light chocolate. Enjoyable sessionable ale shared at the Richmond 20th, after being left behind at the Richmond 19th.
HopTsing (403) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle pourd a hazy brown brew with a tan head. Aromas of malt, hops and hints of sour citrus. Flavors of buttery coffee.
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bold nutty Munich malts evocate toast and sourness at the same time, in a phenolic, spicy symphony that goes here and there with little focus. I guess the oak accentuates the toastiness and would probably work fine, but the characterful yeast seems unforgiving on the Munich malt character which I have a hard time appreciating in a sourish environment. Despite being 3.5% and light-bodied, the beer is very tasty, but far from as drinkable as you would expect. The large, sparkling bubbles dry the palate out and contrasts heavily with the darker malt flavours. Spoiled apple and sourish nuts are hardly sessionable. I usually respect what Jester King produces, but it feels here as if they’ve taken the gimmick a bit too far and the ensemble is chaotic on my palate.
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty spicy weak yeasty and weak woody aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
Lukaduke (1994) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany color with a large three finger off white foam. The nose is very different tootsie roll, wet wood, root beer herbs and a touch of coffee. The palate follows the nose in a mild sort of way.... Touch of bitterness, kola nut, rootbeer barrels, interesting little beer. Think this would be perfect on a autumn day in New England.
jbeatty (1010) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 05/26/2013. Pours dark brown, some transparency in the light, big white fizzy head, soapy lacing. Aroma is slight chocolate, dark roast, tart musty fruit and yeast, smoky wood. Taste is light chocolate and roasted malts, porter-like, tart berry-like notes, nutty wood. Thin palate, a bit watery. Not necessarily anything wrong, but not sure this is my favorite style at lower ABV, needs a bit more bite and definition.
Steve_0 (2526) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pour is murky brown with a big cream-colored head and good lacing. Roasty, cardboard, light bready malty, earthy, somewhat caramelly aroma. Taste is bland and watered-down, tangy, pasty, bready, oxidized roasty souriness. Thin body and high carbonation. The name fits this beer perfectly because it is a train wreck.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a bubbly, tan head. Somewhat funky, cherry tangy tart, caramel aroma. More cherries and berries in the spritzy flavor along with some caramel and chocolate. I really didn’t enjoy this one at all. This definitely shouldn’t be categorized as a mild. Move it to sour/wild ale!
CloakedDagger (522) - - MAY 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a deep nutty brown with a slight haze and an off-white head. Very odd wooden aroma, appears very chemical - even plastic-like. Light body, again odd plastic notes and some wood coming through. Slightly roasty. A bit of a mess to be honest. 270413
RobertDale (3280) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce shared bottle. Thanks Eugene! Pours reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and wood. Taste is fruit, berries, caramel, yeast, malt, and wood. Interesting Mild Ale.