maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On firkin at Commercial Tap House on 05/16/2011. Clear dark amber body with a medium creamy tan head. Light roast and bready malt aroma. Sweet roast, bready malt and dry earthy hop flavor and a slightly sour note. Medium light body with moderately low carbonation.
nearbeer (4473) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask pint at McGrath’s Pub in Harrisburg. Clear, dark brown with a small ring of cream. Light nose of chocolate and spicy caramel. Flavor is the same with a bit more spice that provides a slight hop tingle. Light-medium body is softly carbonated of course, and sweet but has just enough hop and roast for a nice balance.
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Has a light roasted malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Light roasted malty caramel and chocoalte flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice from victory downimgtown. Aroma sweet and buscuity. Taste well balanced subdued mild enhanced by cask serving.
FrankLe (14) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Cask at Local 44 west Philly. Ample white head that left a lingering lacing. Strong Sweet aroma of nuts and malt. Mild carbonation with full mouth-feel. Malty and sweet with subtle hop finish. Good session ale.
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bronze colored with a lush burnt-caramel head. Grain, caramel, and Munich malt nose. Flat, bland malt with perhaps a tinge of cardboard. Not awful, but certainly underpowered.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Holy Smoke. Pours a clear light cola brown with a thin white head. Toast, and a light sweetness. Sweet, but very light, chocolate notes. Nice balance of toast and soft hops and some gentle sweetness. Very light finish with some crisp bitterness. Great session beer.
italianjohn (2680) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pump deep reddish clear pour beige creamy head ..... sticky lacing aroma of sweet and toasted caramel malts .... taste is of very sweet and toasted malts sticky and light not a bad brew to start with clean finish and nice creamy mouthfeel
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown with large tan head. nose of some roasted malt. some bitterness before medium crystal malt with roasted malt and little hop flavor. some english character before a dry finish. overall a slightly roasty version of the style, but solid
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is a very interesting beer, in the fact that is actually a small beer, and not really a traditional mild per say.
So what exactly is a small beer? It isn’t really a style, but a very old brewing practice, where brewers would actually get two beers out of one mash. When a brewery would do a strong beer, such as an old ale/barleywine with a high gravity wort, they would actually sparge again, and use the second runnings of the mash, to make what was called a small beer. Small beers of course, would be lighter in color, alcohol, and flavor, making them perfect session or drinking beers. They were sold for much cheaper than the old ale, and were the drink of the common man who didn’t have all that much money for beer at the time. Victory’s Milltown Mild is a small beer in that sense, as it is brewed from the second runnings of their world class barleywine Old Horizontal. Milltown Mild comes in at a very modest 3.3% abv, and is served cask conditioned, pulled from a beer engine at the brewery.
Milltown Mild pours to a beautiful, bright, deep golden color with a thick and creamy white head, from the sparkler used on the swan of the beer engine, and a very soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is very nice, with aromas of light sweet malty aromas, and hints of grassy hop aroma. The palate is very soft and lean, with some good biscuity/toasty malt flavors, and just a slight touch of ripe fruit. Milltown Mild finishes slightly malty/fruity, and refreshing as well. I could drink a lot of this beer!