Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2010
translucent but not transparent lipton’s brown. gentle toasted malts, coffee, and a dash of tea. very little sweetness. light, thin, silky body. beautiful brew. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 You know, it is kind of funny to me that the only mild I have had the could compete with this one is the other mild that CCB made. On draft in tasting room. Pours dark caramel brown with a white head. Nose is malt, earth, grains, and a hint of hops. Flavor is similar. Nice, flavorful session beer. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Hazy brown pour. Nice smooth aroma of caramel, hops, very light cocoa. Flavor is light but flavorful. Malt and hops are just right! HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Tap @ CCB. Poured a hazy brown color with large beige head. Roasted, slightly nutty nose with notes of chocolate and grassy hops. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel and soft carbonation. Very full flavored for a mild, good amounts of chocolate and roast with mild hops bitterness. Finishes roasty. Extremely easy to drink. pacond (190) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Roasted malts, tobacco and toffee. Pronounced malt body but refreshing. Mildly hoppy and bitter too.
adam42381 (627) - 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. 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.
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.