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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).


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Draft at armsby abbey. Taste is dark malts with a slight roastyness and light fruitiness. Hops are what a surprise light and mild. I guess this is a good mild ale? It certainly is mild.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Lightly malty no hops tastes like Malta I used to drink as a kid growing up. I just wanted to get a mild ale rated for the achievement

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
On tap at Rattle N Hum during their Mikkeller single hop series event. Either Andy or Max (probably Andy) must have ordered this one. Pours a deep black with a thin white head. Coffee and roast. Roast, chocolate, toast. Very light and crisp. Long roast, long chocolate, roast and toast on the finish. Excellent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. An excellent mild in the classic English style. Medium body, caramel and bread flavors with just a touch of sweetness. Slight hop bitterness. Very quaffable. Easily the most authentic mild I’ve had in the States; good on Wandering Star for producing this gem. I hope they make it part of their year-round line-up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5857) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Draft. Pours deeper brown with a beige head. The aroma has hazelnut sweetness, toast and light coffee roasty notes. The flavor is sweet and nutty with light toasty and roasty notes. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (1979) - USA - JUL 9, 2011
For my 1300th rating, how about something from this cool new little brewery? It is called a mild ale (a category I had not previously been aware of). I am not sure if this is typical of the style, but Mild at Heart was fairly roasty and made me think of a mellow porter or a light stout, with some cheesy tang. On draft at Rattle’n’Hum.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2011
Cask at Get Real New York. Deep brown pour. Intensely chocolatey aroma. A little bit of leather as well. Palate is quite astringent but the flavour has a great mix of toffee, cocoa and pipe tobaco. A little bit of roastiness on the finish as well. Unusual, but quite tasty - at 4.3 it’s definitely good stuff and quite authentic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
Cask at Get Real NY. Pours clear brown, light coffee/chocolate malty aroma, light bodied, faint bitterness, easy drinking, very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
Draft at Get Real NY Cask Ale Event with Linh, Andrew, Streets, and Brendan. A very solid offering from brewmaster Chris.


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