CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Exactly as billed- a mild winter warmer. Your standard winter warmer type malt profile is there, and fortunately in this case mild is not a synonym for "too watery", but it goes go down fairly easy and isn’t heavy or filling. You won’t get a blast of heavy malts that drink like a meal or a high alcohol content to warm you up the old fashioned way, but you bought something with the word "mild" in it, so presumably you weren’t looking for something with an overwhelming taste or alcohol profile. Still, as I said, by no means watery. Take a Wild Goose Snow Goose (defunct regional winter warmer) and cross it with a Sam Adams Boston (Stock) Ale, and you’d get something like this. Not bad. Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
A good beer, although I rarely drink it when the highly superior Christmas Ale is available. Dark, roasty malts with raisins and bread as advertised. A slight coffee bitterness and decent balance of hops. FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
The pour is a dark brown with a white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is toffee heavy with some malt note standing out. The taste is light and creamy up front with the rye standing out in somewhat of a bitter ending.
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pours a medium brown with a good tan head. This beer is sweet and full of malts, there is a light bitter rye flavor. There is a nice caramel flavor also. rds (230) - USA - JUN 9, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 Burnt copper body with a thin white head, lots of sweet caramel and molasses in the mix, and the rye adds a nice unusual note on the finish.i
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
On tap. pours dark amber color with a nice light tan head. rye flavor is there along with some spices and hops. jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Picked up a 6 pack at the local liquor store after the Redskins lost to the Lions, bullshit. Pours a dark chocolate color with a thin tan head. Chocolate and dark caramel for taste. BritAlesRule (216) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Dark pour with a decent mouthfeel. Very mild aroma of chocolate malt, and heavy cereal. Taste adds heavier chocolate character and even more grain. Pleasant, but not inviting. Not terrible. jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Deep caramel color, off-white head. Aromas of roasted barley, malt, and prominent weedy hops. Warms without being too heavy. Pretty good, simple, well-balanced. rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2010
12oz. Pours a deep deep copper with a thin white head. Really bready nose melded with chocolate malt. Taste if caramel and chocolate malt. Rye comes through in the dark bready flavor.For the price point of this sixer I’d say its a pretty drinkable brew.