beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2009 BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I would like to contest the category of this beer. Dry Stout? Not hardly! This is clearly an English Mild. With that in mind, it is a flavorful session ale. I’m not sure who classified this as a stout.
Roasty nose and grainy thin espresso mouthfeel and taste. Need a session ale on cask and not in the mood for the House Ale? This is the one. Dry Stout???
Cask @ the brewpub for Sunday breakfast. It actually looked more like a nitro pour with a thick go-nowhere head, like its a 3/4 inch layer of snow. This sits on top of a dark brown body, dark enough to make it not totally clear. Aroma is strong, surprisingly, with a delicious blend of aromas. It starts mainly with a caramel brownie then light roast malts behind it. Oh so delicious, especially for breakfast, just in the beginning. Right there, I made a double take to make sure I am drinking a Mild and was already highly impressed by the aroma. As the beer sits and I get to sniff it further, a nuttiness emerges as well as a light caramel fruitiness. These aspects put it over the top into a "10" for me, which is very rare. Taste chugs right along with a little more woodsy and roasted malts with just a hint of hops at the end. It is all so perfect for a mild, flavors are there but there are not obtrusive and all melding well for a great concoction. The body is smooth as advertised, almost a combination of cask and nitro. Its thick, lightly undercarbonated, just feels soft on the tongue and then fades away into nothingness. I can’t believe I was so bowled over by this and will definitely return for just this beer. MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2008
[Tap] Poured a really nice ruby brown with a moderate tannish head. Fairly subdued caramel and toffee malt aroma. Very mild taste, with a little bit of bitterness and nice maltiness. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Sort of like the blackwatch stout except its missing all of the aroma and flavor. Easy drinker. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Mr. Smooth Dark Mild Alebadgerben (5213) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2007
opaque dark brown,
sweet dark chocolate aroma,
thin watery body,
light dark chocolate flavor, touch of roasted provides some bitterness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 9/20
On cask. Black color with a thin head. They got the name right. The aroma and taste are just a little grainy with, really, nothing else there. Honestly, it tasted like a homebrew shop’s grain room: unfermented beer, but it’s somehow dry. Plain, simple, okay.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a nice deep and clear brown with less than half an inch of creamy tan foam. Pretty good head retention and lacing. Mild grain and chocolate in the aroma.
For the style, this one has a generous amount of malt flavor - mainly bittersweet chocolate and toasted malt. Mellow, easy-going, thirst-quenching, and fairly delicious. Light body, soft and smooth gentle carbonation, drier in the finish. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Deep Copper Coloring with Creme Head. Dark Malt Aroma, Almost Like Rye. Dark Bread, Light Burnt Caramel, Light Fruit Notes...Very Dry Aftertaste. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2006
On-cask at the brewpub: Blackened ruby. Dense, firm, medium-sized cap of off-white smooth, cask drawn foam. The topping stays throughout the entire session, fading to keep its girth present at just about a quarter inch plus. Lacing tends to be slippery with only a few strings and spotty patches deciding to stick.
Aroma is sweet of black malt, oats, and soft breads, slightly fruit sided with apple and pear. A faint smidgeon of roasted red licorice and woodish notes.
Flavors are nice, stays moderately sweet on the buds with a steady mildness of black and red malt sweetness. Tender, soft, rounded, and smooth with notes akin to breads, oats, light fruit salad, and a floating woody peat slipping into the finish.
Feel is much like its name, "Mr. Smooth", yep, its just that...smooth. Nicely soft, tender, well-rounded, and smooth with a great cask texture thats quite milky with a little fluffyness coating the mouth along with its mildly sweet flavors.
Mr. Smooth is Mr. drinkable. A nice sessionable ale that can be easily handled. A nice Great Waters pub drinker. incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Super dark, and it made me feel like King Smooth! Another cask ale, its almost chewey, pretty thick going down, and certainly coats your innards. I couldnt put back more then one in a sitting, as one of these piled up in your gut is plenty, and plenty tasty!