notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 [I have tried this a few more times since my initial rating - all newer samples have been clear - no present yeast - I think the yeast muddled some of the flavors in my original sample - aside from the roast and minerals, there are a lot of underlying complexities, like fig and raisin and damp oak - however, the dry and roasty character remains center stage - I love this beer so much] Tap at the brewery - turbid dark ruby pour - a really well executed dark mild - very dry, with complex notes of dry roasted nuts, cocoa, moderate acidity, lightly fruity hops, a bit of roast and a nice mineral bite on the finish - a bit of earthy hop character - very quaffable and tasty! BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Hand pull. Pours clear tawny with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, light caramel and toast, biscuit malt, light earthy hops and frutiy esters. Flavor is lightly sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, fruity estes and a sweet finish. Light body, medium carbonation. A very pleasurable Mild Ale, probably the best one I have ever had - I am hard pressed right now to remember a better one. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap @ brewery. Clear, deep reddish brown appearance with a cream colored head. Roasty, burnt toffee, mild cocoa, a touch fruity aroma. Quite delicious, a touch smoky, roasty caramel malty, burnt toffee, somewhat earthy, very clean flavor. Easy to drink and quite flavorful. arminjewell (9675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, this was my favorite and I wish this was on cask instead cause it would have made it that much better. Dark brownish red pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of nice cocoa powder, nuts, earth and musty notes, hints of bready and yeasty malts, touch of toffee and caramel as well, balanced very well. Taste is a nice mix of dark cocoa powder with hints of caramel and nuts, some bitter earthy musty notes with a touch of yeast, some bready malts come back with a touch of grass and bittering hops, finishing fairly clean, nice balance of sweet and bitter and dry. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
A huge old-world style throw-down, with toasted, chocolaty, earthy moldy, herbal/woody, mellow booze stuff you get from English funked out yeast (this ain’t no WLP002, or maybe it is but he’s been using it for generations) and British Pale Malt (guessing Maris Otter). Booyah! I’ll drink it all day.
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Hogshead. Pours a dark brown/mahogany pour with an off-white head. Nice toast and toffee aromas. Coffee, roasted malt, and some cocoa powder. A bit of nuts. Flavor is bitter roasted malt and coffee up front. Cocoa, toasted malt, and toffee sweetness. Nice herbal hops on the finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2015 (Cask) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, earth, toffee, cocoa, banana, and bread. Flavor of roasted grain, cocoa, earth, and caramel with a dry finish. Marheb (5773) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Des céréales collantes et grillées infusées d’un nuage de feuilles de tabac. La sécheresse est grande comme la pugnacité de sa buvabilité. PhillyCraft (7229) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2017
At the brewery, Pours a reddish brown colt with full and creamy head. Lots of lace. Notes of plum, wood, bread, perfect malt, and other balanced mild notes. Medium to fuller bodied. Excellent example of the style drfabulous (7948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Cask at brewery. Slight caramel and toffee. Tiny chocolate. At this abv really sessionable and very tasty.