Bill Becker (1905) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2017 grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was thinking this was a dry stout when I bought it and this has really influenced my perspective on this beer. Molasses brown, almost black. White head that sits low and loamy. Slightly viscuous beer snot. Caramel in the nose, confectioner’s sugar and a tiny hint o molasses. Excessively sweet in the nose. No hops at all in the aroma. Upon first sip it seems like nothing is in your mouth. Water maybe, but this beer is light and airy and then flattens out on your tongue. Coffee grounds surface first. Slight seltzer water flavor. Rusty nail bitterness and the dry sweetnes of roasted malts. All of the flavors sit on the back, not the front of the tongue. Hops surface now. Excellent bitter finish. Rusty metals and bitter hops linger in the fniish. Decent beer. Never really had a mild before.
From Jul 2008 fletchfighters (1590) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2017
I got this in a trade with getkrunkhoe. Thanks Carlos!
This pours a dark brown with reddish hues and a very small head of foam that leaves the scene almost immediately. Just a ring around.. the glass left but it does have a little lacing.
The smell is pretty darned nice! I get some dark chocolate, some fruit, some caramel, and some roasted malt.
The taste is very nice as well! Good dark chocolate with some caramel brings a sort of ying yang with the sweetness/bitterness and there's some good dark fruity flavours with a touch of plum and some toffee. The more I sip, the more I notice the chocolate and that's making this son of a gun very tasty and very drinkable. Hell, 3.4%abv....I could drink quite a few of these, for sure.
It's light bodied but not as light as I thought it would be. Carbonation is close to medium, and it finishes on a slightly sweetish note.
This is my first real Mild Ale and I tell you what. I am now a fan! Great style and I envy the peeps in the UK for having a lot of them to choose from.
500 ML bottle Davros IX (517) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2017
Black with hints of ruby, no head. Some spotty lacing.
nose is dark and bitter chocolate, nuts and roasted grain.
Taste is dark chocolate, subtle bitterness, toast and nuts. Some roasted grain.
A bit thin and watery in the back and mid of palate but up front a nice beer. Solid for sipping.
No head, but some lacing. A lovely dark colur and a real hit of lightly bitter chocolate on the first sip. It was quite a surprise and very nice. The sweet and bitterness was nicely balanced and it had a very good low abv. I liked this a lot and I will seek it out again. john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Refreshing black mild ale with chocolate & roasted malt & bitter hop taste. MarcinG (1029) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Butelka 500 ml. Ciemna ,brunatna barwa. Piana srednia ,bezowa. Aromat nikly,slodowy z karmelem i kawa. W smaku palone slody kawa karmel..dosc wytrawne.
DSG (15256) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, toast, dark bread, minerals, vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor with malt, toast, nuts, caramel, minerals, bitter finish. Medium-bodied. zvikar (6504) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
At the Beer and Beyond shop, Pours red to black with a beige head, aroma of toffee, caramel, roasted malt, flavor is slightly bitter and dry with chocolate and cocoa, medium bodied kerenmk (5269) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle. Thanks Danya F! Dark Brown. chocolate and toastiness, some dates and prunes in the nose, bitter and burnt toast in the mouth. light body, fizzy, a little burnt aftertaste. Pretty cool. Pyobon (1511) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2016
(Bottle) Pours very dark brown with deep red hints and a nice thick, but short-lived, beige head. Good aroma - dark malt, toasty, hints of nuts and flint. Medium body with lovely soft carbonation. Nice taste - toasty malt with great balance, some nice bitterness. Excellent mild. seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Poured from a tall brown bottle into a tulip glass at Cicero’s in the Loop. Opaque dark brown, reddish at the corners when held to the light, with sudsy beige foam and lace. Malty, dark toasty (not roasty), molasses, pie cherries, black liquorice, nutty, cacau nibs. Light body but complex flavour and mouthfeel, the multi-layered aftertaste went on and on. Phenomenal mild ale, authentic style-defining, delicious. I CANNOT WAIT TO DRINK MORE.