DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose was walnut, figgy fruit, vienna malt. Tasted malty, with notes of fruit, nuts, backup hops, and brown sugar. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
On tap at WOB Port Orange. It had been a long Thanksgiving and thank god WOB was open that day. This was a brownish color with very little head. I didn’t really know what to make of the aroma or flavor. It was sort of dry with hints of roasted nuts. To me this was just sort of a bland and didn’t really excite me, perhaps it was just the style Sledutah (7530) - Utah, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at WOB in Land O’ Lakes jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Appearance: Hazy dark brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, sweet fruit and biscuity
Taste: Toasted malts, dark sweet fruit, coffee and nutty
A nice easy drinking beer
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 Draft at World of Beer. Pours a muddy brown with a mid sized beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, caramel, and dried fruit notes. Flavor is fairly mild and sweet with some mild bitterness in the finish and lingering tobacco notes. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Appearance: deep dark plums and grapes. Smooth and creamy khaki head with pomace inclinations. Fades with pockets of bubbles while lace marks the sides of my glass.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Nose: roasted coffee beans. Iced coffee. Brittle dry cacao crumbles and powder. Fall leaves and twigs signify the changing of seasons. Raisins and dried prunes. Rye seeds and rye bread crust.
Palate: chocolate powdered truffles of the dark cacao variety. Whispers of cinnamon. Pumpernickel sticks and pumpernickel crust – dry, crunchy, and toasty. Treacle. Raisins. Dried coffee along edges and in the finish. Plum and grape skins carry the essence of the fruit along with dry tannic notes.
Final Thoughts: a fantastic dark mild that would feel right at home in merry ol’ England. Low abv, lots of flavor, and immense quaffability. Belly up, buy a round, and chat it up with your mates long into the night.
Sampled at GABF 2011. Dark hazy brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, toffee. Lots of mild bitterness in the aroma. Flavor is nearly unbeatable for a mile. Lots of caramel, toffee, some nuts. It nearly tastes like a turtle (the candy, not the animal. I had turtles as a kid and am still not comfortable eating them). Very dry and smooth. This is a beer I’d love to just drink for a while. Medium bodied, typical carbonation, so it’s very easy to drink. I liked this one. dnstone (3410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Light malty aroma. Hazed copper-brown and off-white head. Fairly light and malty with a bitter balance. Travlr (24707) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Hazy dark brown color. Aroma of caramel drops. Tate of butterscotch with a bitter finish. drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Poured brown with a nice slightly off white head no real smell tasted sweet with a light herbal aftertaste that faded to nothing adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a 4 oz. sampler glass.
Appearance: Poured a deep caramel brown with yellow highlights. Nice lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt with English hops.
Taste: Grassy up front followed by light hops in the middle before ending with roasted malt and a touch of nuttiness. Dry, bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You could drink several. Goes down smooth.
Overall: Good beer overall. Nice to see CCB putting out a mild ale. Definitely worth a shot.