maekchu (2450) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Surly. Light chocolate nose. Dark translucent brown color, thin tan head, great lacing. Light chocolate initial, very pleasant, toasty sweetness. Basically just thin choco throughout the palate, without much development. Okay. Smooth and moderate all the way. "Mild" is an understatement
kaser (3423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown pour from draft at Clark's. Tons of off white foamy head. Nutty choclate taste. Roasty almonds. Light but good flavor for the low ABV
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured on tap at Emporium. Interesting choice of style - replicating a true British session ale style. Pure malt based brown/caramel hued ale. Some english toffee notes, with minimally noticed aroma. Medium-light mouthfeel, absolutely a beer to take down midweek.
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very little aroma, maybe a little malt. Leaves your mouth with a slight lemon tartness in the aftertaste. Notes of bitter chocolate and coffee.
dinkle50 (1043) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma full of caramel. Red pour with a thin head. Full, smooth mouth feel. Taste is light with roast and caramel. Bitter finish. Very drinkable.
CanIHave4Beers (3427) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draught at El Bait Shop, multiple times.
Pours a nice brownish red with a small head and lots of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nutty & earthy in a nice mossy, woodsy, rich soil... kind of way. The roastiness is light but very well integrated. The beer is aromatic & inviting in every way.
The flavor is very nutty & rich. It’s lightly sweet but satisfyingly bitter. The roastiness is mild but ever-present. Everything is well balanced & well rounded.
Very enjoyable beer, sessionable, but at the same time very flavorful & not thin or watery in any way.
Right up my alley.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milds, like the cream ale are generally boring, this one is not good amounts of bready malty goodness lightly toasted, smooth finish and nice deep color. Solid.
dwm1034 (673) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DRAFT at Farmhouse in Chicago. Pours dark brown with moderate head. Nose is caramel and a bit of hops. Very mild taste...more chocolate and caramel...goes down way too easy. Tasty but mild.
fisk0028 (2) - - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely an English style ale. Not what i expected from Surly. Mild as described.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
troyc (2776) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Tried a pint of this at a recent Surly tap takeover. Pours an even brown color with a nice looking head. Aroma consists of cocoa powder, toasted grains and some caramel. Taste of toasted breads, caramel, hazelnut and earthy hops. Good lacing. Nice mouthfeel for the style. Well done!