theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 oz sample draft at the New Albanian Pizzeria and Public House in New Albany, Indiana. The pour is a darker copper golden with a smallish off white head. The aroma is roast, nuttiness, grass and a bit pine. Nice soft, full, natural nose. The taste has all of the elements of the nose balanced and integrated nicely together. Lightly sweet, nutty, grassy pine, and soft roast to the finish. Fresh, a bunch of character for a mild. The palate has great body, light, easy drinking. Fresh, clean and really tasty. Great mild - highlight of the night.
b3shine (3496) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent deep copper withlight beige lacing. Smells solid; biscuit and caramel malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A good example of the style, and a nice low-abv beer.
jcr (2084) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Deep brown/cola body. Fizzy off-white head. Light aroma of roast and toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. A light lager with some roasted malt notes. If you dig deep enough, you can get a little nutty flavor and some caramel, but not much else.
LilBeerDoctor (3208) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate malt, and roasted malt. Flavor is very roasted and hearty upfront with charred notes and rich roasted malt. Light chocolate notes. Excellent mild with a great flavor profile.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on Plaza Drive. Pours a deep brown body with a thin, creamy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is slighty nutty and grainy sweet with a light cocoa, roast, grass, and a good amount of dark fruits. Flavor is similar. Cocoa, grainy pale malts with a bit of a caramel sweetness, a light roast, some grass, and some dark fruits. Finishes with a nice cocoa sweetness and pretty dry from a medium-light, grassy and roasty bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a tasty mild ale with some nice cocoas, dark fruits, grainy caramels, grass, and roast. A higher ABV% than most milds, but still pretty well done.
Patrickctenchi (2484) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler: courtesy of Shrubber.
Clear, deep brown, tan head.
Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate.
Taste is mild chocolate, with slight bitter.
A little smoke.
queenholly (2411) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Smoky nutty coffee aroma. Clear chestnut with moderate tan head, nice lacing. Nutty coffee flavor with a light bitter finish. Medium creamy body.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown with an off white top. Scent is roasty. Taste is roasty as well. I like it.
tmongoose (927) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on draft poured dark brown but still transparent. no head to speak of could have been a dirty glass but didnt appear to be that way. flavor of bitter sweet chocolate or toffee type flavor with mild hops and possibly a touch of coffee. light to medium body and flavor.
drewbeerme (3808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at new Albany, pours hazy Maroon with off white head. Aroma has some smoke, light toffee, and grains, some grass hop notes. Flavors are rather grainy, touch smokey, mild toffee and cranberries. Some tartness from the malts finish. Thin body. Not a bad small beer.