nittanyjim (118) - - FEB 1, 2012
Dark brown with a minor beige head (that persists for a while). Smokey, roasted malt nose...maybe a little fresh baked bread, but all scents are far from overpowering. Smooth and creamy start before carbonation takes over. Disappointingly, not as much flavor as I expected. Slightly bitter roasted grain taste which slowly fades. laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Pretty copper pour. lots of spice in the nose. The taste doesn’t really reflect the spicy nose. lots of fruits, light on the bitter and hops. decent guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Poured a nice deep red, with a large, foamy white head. Smells of malt, chocolate, and i got a very small hint of coffee. Tastes of mostly malt, not much else, and I didn’t get any sense of rye in this beer. Nice beer. carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Looked great! Poured a brilliant, mahogany brown and produced a creamy, 1.5 inch tan head, that slowly subsided. Some decent malt in the nose and suggestions of hops. Faint hints of cocoa and spice? Medium-light body. Surprisingly short! Some lingering bitter notes. Not much malt on the palate. Light, fresh, and mild. Not as dark as expected. Some lace develops. When looking for a Mild Ale, I will look elsewhere next time. JohnBruns (101) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pours a clear brown color; nice white head; caramel aroma and taste; slight dry / bitter finish.
jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Dark brown that you could almost see through, with a respectable head that faded to a collar. The aroma was pretty quiet, but I got a bare whiff of chocolate when I first poured it. The taste was mild, as the name would suggest, sweet with a gentle hop presence. Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tap at Mike Ditka’s. Pours a dark opaque brown with a thin tan head. Caramel, nuts, and bread are there giving a good smoothness to the scent. Generally smooth and nice but a little underwhelming.