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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
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For those that do not know this beer (which is probably most people), this was the second beer we ever made. The Dark Mild Ale never had a real name nor did it even get packaged in a bottle. Back in 1997 when we stopped producing it we did not own a bottling line yet. This dark sessionable ale was a favorite of the brewers, however not understood in craft beerís infancy 15 years ago. We think now craft drinkers will get it.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pint draft at Local 22 during CCBW (still a hotel bar-priced $8). Light brown color, lots of light shining through. Poured from one of those newfangled taps where the nozzle is at the bottom of the glass to prevent foam from coming up. Sigh, at least itís not a frozen glass (though I spotted a freezer for them behind the bar). Result is a thin, nitro type head. A get a brown malt nose, very much like a Newcastle. Despite looking pretty well filtered, thereís still a taste of yeast in there. Does fit in the the English Mild style, with its thin carbonation and Fuggles type hops around brown roast malt. Should be very easy drinking, but those malts offer a bit of chewiness that must be considered.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1285) - Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Slight hazy? copper/brown,low carbonation,no head. Aroma is light carmel but more of a nut roast. Some yeast esters notes occasionally. Taste is mostly of carmel, more on the nutty side, with light toast and a little salt.with a good noticable bitter.Wish it had a bit more carbonation but thats usually part of the style.The dark flavors leave you with some taste for a light nut/roast finish.Not bad. The flatness makes it seem more watery. Overall its like a sessionable light nutbrown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Aroma is coffee and caramel nuttiness. The flavor is coffee, malts, chocolate and a mildly fruity/tart finish. Subtle but very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Another nice low gravity beer local for me. Nice. Rich porterlike malt character but still subtle. Nice balance and full flavor but in a very light and drinkable. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bomber bottle and served on standard no-nik pint glass: Pours a light brown/deep amber hue with a small head but nice lacework. The aroma has wonderful earthy notes of nutty brown, medium-roast, English pale chocolate and aromatic malts along with some pear and apple esters. A touch of vinegar acidity on the nose but luckily is not there on the palate. The taste has a smooth nutty and slightly coffee character than is not sweet supported by some faint Goldings like bitterness. A undertone of mild fruit notes and even some earthy character makes this much more than a simple session ale. The mouth feel is smooth, slightly ashy and not interfering. This is what it is, a solid session ale right up my alley and every bit as good (if not better) than my homebrew. If this was in sixers I would buy a case... as it is I will pick up a few more bomber bottles because at 3.2 ABV it still would not knock my dick in the dirt. BRAVO 2 Bros!!! (Was this entered in the WBC? Because this is what a Mild Ale should be)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
22oz bottle from Armanettiís. Pours a mostly clear, ruby tinted brown body with a thin, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, nuts, and buttered toffee with a light roast, dark fruit esters, bread, and a touch of cocoa. Flavor is similar. Toast, a light cocoa, and some graininess up front before a light, dry roast comes in with some dark fruit esters. A bit earthy in the middle with a nice, light nutty caramel and toffee sweetness alongside a light breadiness. Finishes dry with a light roast, cocoa, toffee, earth, dark fruit, nut bread, and caramel. Light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid mild ale and fairly flavorful for the 3.2% ABV. Dry cocoas and roasts with a nice caramel and toffee sweetness to balance. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Purchased at Armanettiís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Friday afternoon after getting my teeth whitened, which didnít really work very well. Appearance is a dark amber with a thin off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma is very rich in caramel, with notes of butterscotch, and a very small touch of hops. Delicious aroma. Taste is outstanding, very flavorful, it actually finishes slightly crisp but still has a nice sweetness to it. At 3.2% I can see myself definitely getting this again, but I guess I should act fast as itís a ltd ed release. Great stuff!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9684) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Dark body with white spider lace. Licorice and spice. Above average carbonation, however. Neutral aroma. Coffee grinds. Average mouthfeel. On tap at Revolution brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9552) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Nice mouthfeel, full flavor. A decent attempt at the style. he big bottle doesnít fill you up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
first off... so glad they remade this... now please for the love of whatever... put this in a 6 pack cans or bottles!!!! I would drink the hell out of it. Beautiful yeast character, well attenuated, light roast, some tea-like bitterness, malty, fruity and delicious.


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