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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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‘Dark Mild’ English style session beer with the ABV and color of an Irish Stout but a nuttier, softer mouthfeel from crystal and chocolate malts, and a finishing dryness from aroma hops. Brewed for drinkability to extract the maximum complexity and flavor from a relatively ‘light’ beer, warm fermented to accentuate dark fruit and roast malt notes. Conceived for cask and perfect served as a Real Ale. Hopped with Cluster and Perle. 29 IBUs. RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: Dark meat barbecue plates, charcuterie, and any other unctuous dishes (this is a dry, palate cleansing beer with flavor strong enough to stand up to the food).


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma toasty malt and a little dark fruit. Light body with some carbonation. Flavor is fairly bitter, roasty and nutty, then a little sweetness shows up with a fruity component. Quite drinkable, and flavor surprisingly complex for how light it is.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2203) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap at Gingerman. Pours much darker than in was expecting. Nose of roasted coffee. Tastes of subdued coffee, bread crust, earth, and licorice. Quite mild on palate. Nice but not amazing. I need to get back to England to enjoy some proper milds as I’ve been craving lately.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Poured draught at Gingerman NYC at recommendation of puzzl. Pours dark brown/black with reddish hue and an offwhite head. Aroma is of roasted coffee. Taste is a toasted/burnt/bitter to start but has a nice balanced finish. Very drinkable and mild and relatively light at 4.4% ABV.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft. Deep brown cot. Hopper smell and taste then if expect from an esb. Pretty good. I enjoyed this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
The Bodega, Brooklyn tap ($5): Pours brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is slightly fruity and some roasted malt. Taste is really full for a 4.4% alcohol ale. Taste is slightly sweet, with a nice malty presence. Hops are pretty minimal as one would expect. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
The aroma is roasty, coffee. The appearance is deep brown, reddish hue, off-white head. the flavor is coffee, roast, caramel, nice. The fiish is roasty. Medium in body, slightly thin. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3298) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Draft @ Ale House in Amesbury, MA. Pint glass shows me a mostly clear dark brown with lasting white head. Nose is English malts and a hint of hops. Taste has plenty of English malt, light toffee and just the right hop to balance the sweetness. At 4.3 ABV this is truly a tasty session brew. A nice brew to have with dinner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2012
On tap at Fette Sau in Brooklyn, so I got that food pairing recommendation down. Pork belly and brisket... mmmm. Pours dark brown with a creamy yellowish tan head. Nose is nutty chocolate and roast grain. I thought at first I had gotten a porter by mistake. Similar taste. Tons of flavor, but a light, not so filling palate -- though not at the expense of a full flavor. Great, especially with my meal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13554) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
Draught at Fette Sau, Brooklyn. Dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted. Berries. Nice malty. Licorice. Bitter burned malty. High malty. Easy drinking mild ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Cask at DBA. Sweet aroma, slight roasted notes. Sweet and roasty on the palate, creamy and smooth mouth feel. All the characteristics of a classic English mild, very sessionable and definitely more suited for cask dispense.


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