benderlil (13) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
My go to session beer! This is an easy to drink black mild that doesn’t try to blow your face apart, just designed to soothe the soul.
Black as night with a beige head. Nice roast and burnt toast aromas. Smooth and super easy to drink without being watery.
YUMMY Marheb (6334) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
(En fût à Glendale Tap): Première pinte dans ce qui semble être le O’Brien’s de Glendale, très homy disons. Le liquide est superbe avec une mousse qui colle et persiste. En bouche c’est gracieux, amplement moelleux et sec au bon moment. Mélasse, noisettes, canneberges et coco composent principalement le profil. Superbe. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 Tap @ Blue Palms. Clear deep deep ruby with a one finger brown head, fading to a thick ring and sparse film before long. Lots of chocolate in the nose with roasted malts a little ways behind. There’s also a little bit of a buttery component, too. I only get a tinge of it in the flavor, thankfully. ((On tap at the brewery I get no diacetyl, and I pick up on a little smoke and some milk chocolate malted balls)). Roast pretty much catches up to the chocolate in the flavor, with a little bit of sweet caramel also present. All that said, it does seem a bit watered down, but it is only 3.96%. Bitterness peaked at a 3 in the dry finish. Moderate prickly carbonation with a light body. Not bad at all from a brewery I’ve not heard of. Yet another update. On tap at Verdugo. So chocolatey, no diacetyl, slightly roasty dry finish. Great flavorful session--could drink these all day. Hurry up and bottle/growler! Bumping the previous rating from3.7 ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2012
A - Pours a very dark black color with a very thick finger of frothy and creamy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down extremely slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted bitter and sweet chocolate, fruity English yeast esters, and a bit of coffee.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted baker’s chocolate with some English yeast character. Through the middle, some coffee flavor and some sweeter milk chocolate comes through. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some lactose sweetness, English yeast notes, and a bit of coffee.
M - Medium-light with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and roasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced and very sessionable. Nice example of the style. ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Aroma: toasty malts, a good dose of roast malts and coffee, really a mix of dry stout and mild in the nose. Pours black, almost opaque, but some light can get through around the edges and cast light reddish hues, off-white head dissipates somewhat quickly, spotty lacing. Flavor: nice and bready/toasty, mellow roast character, light bitterness, dry finish. Medium body, low-medium carbonation. Very easy drinking and enjoyable brew, nice!
joshwoodward (575) - - JUL 31, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Had a pint on tap at Fathers Office in L.A. Nice and easy, tasty, malty. Not especially interesting, but good.