nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by bring from BA. Don’t hate because this is a mild. It is one hell of a session beer. Dark brown with a fairly large tan head and good lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel malt, and nuts. Flavor is more of the same, maybe with some hints of dark fruit. Really tasty for the low ABV. Dry and somewhat bitter on the finish. Palate fairly full for the style.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lost Abbey. Pours a nice brown with an off white head. Real nice malt complex, some caramel. Nice mild session beer with nice flavors.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours with a large tan head over a hazed brown body. Aroma is grainy with caramel and chocolate. Taste is toasty and chocolate with some grain and possibly some smoke. Fullish mouthfeel for a mild, light carbonation.
sebletitje (7928) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler @ Pizza Port (Solana Beach)
pours copper with off white head.
Aroma and taste, light malts, some possible smoke malts? sweet with some dark fruits, light caramel touch.
JohnnyJ (4953) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at lost abbey. Brown pour, off white head. Malty with notes of nuts, bread, and chocolate. A little bit earthy and some hops. It’s alright, I thought it was a little boring.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at restaurant. interesting dark color paired with a slightly sour, hoppy taste.
BelgianBeerGal (3435) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at tasting room. This was light years beyond any other mild ale I have tried (full disclosure: I have not tried many). Like other people have mentioned an excellent session beer that fits the type. Other milds have honestly seemed boring and watery but this had notes of bitter chocolate, some roasted malts and a touch of hops.
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Jon and served in rarely used Pizza Port pint glass. Thanks Bud!
Deep carmel brown hue with a forever lasting creamy off-white head which left very good lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of walnut, caramel, melted butter (diacetyl), a hint of mocha, plum and dragon fruit, grainy and earthy esters as well.
The taste starts lightly sweet and grainy with a dark fruit bit of tone. Nutty, woody and peppery towards the finish. The mouth feel is smooth and relaxing, chalky aftertaste that wore on me after awhile. While hardly a world beater, a single purpose session beer.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint glass on tap at the brewery. A dark chestnut brown pour with a small beige head. There was not much aroma to speak of, just some light roasted malts. The flavor was bigger and bolder than the aroma, there was some anise, molasses, biter walnuts and lots of burnt malts. The mouthfeel was uneven and a bit gritty. The finish was long and dry with a bit of astringency. Overall: An interesting dark draft beer, but not as refined as the moonlit lager.
Dogbrick (9672) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a dark brown color with a thin, compact and creamy light beige head that diminishes steadily. Sheet of lacing. Aroma of malt, grain and dark fruit. Medium, smooth body with sweet malt, caramel and mild hops flavors. The finish is roasted malt with a touch of chocolate and lingering hops. Overall a decent session beer.