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Port Brewing Dawn Patrol English Dark Mild Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our version of an English Mild Ale, Dawn Patrol is perfect for anyone who started their day before the sun rises and is ready for a beer before anyone else is finished for the day. Also serves as the base beer for Lost Abbey Red Poppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Tasted on tap in a shaker glass at ElijahPís in Alton, Il. It poured a near-opaque brown colour with sudsy beige foam, long-lasting with a little lace. Aroma was low but pleasant, flavours matched and were much bigger: super malty, bready, biscuity, chocolatey, hint of bright coffee acidity, tannin-y like nuts or strong black tea. Non-deScript hops which provided a balanced bitterness, but little else. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, nice alcoholic strength, dark malt complexity lasts well into the aftertaste. Reminiscent of The Civil Life American Brown except less hoppy. Lost Abbey Red Poppy is one of my all-time favourite beers, and English mild is my all-time favourite style, so Iíve been hoping to taste this base beer for years, ever since learning of the connection. What a treat, AND itís as delicious as Iíd hoped, which is not always the case with these long-term obsessions. Itís easy to see how it holds up so well to tart cherries and hardwood aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1557) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Brown. Nutty. Delicious. Chocolate. Pudding like, its silky and muddy at the same time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5009) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2015
On tap at Elijah Ps - Pours tawny brown with an off-white head. The aroma is nutty, toasty, rich, smooth and a little creamy. It has a medium / light body that is crisp and has mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with dry nutty malt, toast, woody/paper, light spice and some astringency. The finish is a bit richer and nuttier with some light spice. Nice sessionable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Draft at The Confessional. Poured a hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was mostly toasted malts, sweet dark malt notes. Nutty notes too. Flavor was nice nutty notes, real easy to drink. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Pint at Elijah Pís. Dark brown and nice looking. Can that ABV be correct? This was bold for a mild. Coffee, nuts, and chocolate flavors. The body is smooth and rich. Just a bit of darker fruit and citrus. This one is a winner! Huge kudos for brewing such a beer with that low alcohol volume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3729) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy copper with a dizzy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like toasted malt, nutty, burnt toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like toast, burnt roasted malt, nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and grain malt, light nutty malt notes and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
tap: never would have made the connection to Red Poppy on my own. Decent English brown...roast and caramel. Easy drinking, medium bodied with a roasted malt lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
18th March 2014: on-tap in the Hopping Pig, San Diego. The best beer on my first flight of four. Came a clear reddy/brown dark amber with a full beige crown. Malt notes fill your nose and mouth with chocolate being the strongest noticeable, caramel and toffee follow closely behind. This isnít a sweet brew though, it is balanced with a fruity, piney hop undertone that stops the malts running away with the brew. Tasty and unexpected in San Diego, glad I came across it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2462) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Amberish brown in color... Aroma of brown, caramel malts... Flavor is light brown, nutty malts, light body... Not terribly complex but fairly sessionable... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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