Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thereís a bonus point or two for any brewer willing to try this style and keep the abv below 3.5. It is doubly nice to have it on a handpull, though the palate wasnít as smooth as it should have been. Malty, caramelly, moderately rich notes. But in the end, it achieves the goal of a mild, which is to be drinkable but not special--a beer for every day. (on handpull, Church Key, Washington DC)
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on cask at the brewpub. Pours a beautiful rich auburn mahogany, topped with a creamy, sparkled, light tan head which lingers and clings to the glass for the duration of the pint (about three mouthfuls). Light aromas of toasted bread, cocoa and a trace of grass merely hint at the complexity to come. This is no mere pale malt with a touch of roasted grains for colour kind of mild, caramel, chocolate, tiny touch of coffee and the soft spiciness of English hops. Body is medium, belying the 3.3% abv. An excellent example of a much misunderstood and under-appreciated beer style. Bravo!
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance cola brown color with slight white head. Aroma hard to detect taste coffee flavor with medium to full body
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts with herbal hops. The taste is roast, nuts, mild chocolate, herbal hops. Medium bodied, very drinkable. Well worthy of my 6000th rating!
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Light brown pour with a small white head. Toffee and tea, and it finishes slightly dry. Okay.
MadRobin (1609) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Mad Fox Brewing Company restaurant in Falls Church, VA.
Clear, sparkling, dark mahogany with off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, bread and grass.
Taste of roasted malt, grass, bread and toast.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Mad Fox. Pours a clear maroon. Persistent creme head. Nose is savory, some cocoa powder and butter. Sweet meat. Taste is lightly bitter, minerally, a bit bland. Palate is a tad chalky/slate. Small bitter chocolate. Drinkable.
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Iphonephan (2609) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the brewery. Pours a clear brown with a tan head. Spicy leather aroma. Soft mouthfeel. Subtle roasted malt flavors. Very slight bitter finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Dark amber brown color, scant edge head. Aroma of chicolate and toffee. Taste is watery coffee, bitter herbs. OK.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear dark garnet body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee, raisin, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, chocolate, some earthy. Light-medium body, soft mouthfeel.