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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 beer’s infancy 15 years ago. We think now craft drinkers will get it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1137) - 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 (4066) - 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 (3045) - 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 (6155) - 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) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
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!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8948) - 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 (7977) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Nice mouthfeel, full flavor. A decent attempt at the style. he big bottle doesn’t fill you up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2434) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2012
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!


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