jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
wlajwl (4066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is coffee and caramel nuttiness. The flavor is coffee, malts, chocolate and a mildly fruity/tart finish. Subtle but very good.
Frank (3045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Armanetti’s. 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.
andyhwcinc (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on a Friday afternoon after getting my teeth whitened, which didn’t 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 it’s a ltd ed release. Great stuff!
Sammy (8948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark body with white spider lace. Licorice and spice. Above average carbonation, however. Neutral aroma. Coffee grinds. Average mouthfeel. On tap at Revolution brewpub.
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice mouthfeel, full flavor. A decent attempt at the style. he big bottle doesn’t fill you up.
17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared. Pours a nice dark brown/black color with a thick tan head. Aroma is malty...light roastiness a mild cocoa...slightly nutty. Flavor follows suit...nice citrusy hop noted to balance out the roasty malt. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a mild coffee finish. Very awesome low abv beer!