DocLock (8397) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this last fall. Copper colored with aroma of caramel malt, almond, toffee, some cabernet. Solid complexity and balance.
egajdzis (5521) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The "Mild" is available cask from the brewery for a limited time after a batch of V12 is produced... Poured a clear copper color with a tight white head and nice lacing. Nutty, toasty, lightly fruity aroma. Taste was caramel malt, light nuts, and a funky hop flavor. Thin, rather refreshing, but very dry almost sour. Much less fruity than the regular mild.
aracauna (3199) - Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was told that this was the second runnings from the mash of the V12 with a little chocolate malt thrown in. I also had it from the hand pump which made a great beer even better. Beeeautiful head. Thick and creamy. Medium copper body. The aroma is butter and maple. The same carries through into the flavor is a little nuttiness and fruit. It’s like a stack of pancakes without the full belly. Awesome mild.