ganache (5958) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2017 andyburnette (26) - - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid mild beer...That’s what its supposed to be. Nice winter session beer ala wood burning stove... A bit of smoke on the nose, malt comes thru nicely clean and simple. Perhaps a bit aggressively carbonated. Intrigued to try in cask. Why is it OK to have session/ day time IPA s but for those of us who do not want to be constantly choked with hops this is a good choice.
Pint can from State Line, mine says 3.8% abv. Nose has waves of chocolate, gentle but prominent roast, cola. Pour dull mahogany with a fizzy tan head. Low bitterness and semi-dry, or perhaps very lightly sweet. Watery but heavy fullish body with its soul squished out, no alcohol shown at all, carbonation and mouthfeel are much more like cola than beer, medium chocolate with dusty cocoa, strong roast with little flits of acridity and scorch, no hops. Not malty, either, though the specialty malts used are easy enough to tell. So, missing the lilting allure of traditional milds, but still not bad, an an easy switch for a Guinness drinker. [2017.07.23: 3.0] beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Draft at Five & Dime in Bmore. Dark brown. Clear. American take on style. Cleaner & more carbonated. But has soppy wet brown malts flavor and earthy soil sweetness. Maybe I am a sucker for anything close to a good mild. djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2017
On tap at Pratt Street Ale House. Pours a amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma/flavor is raisin, licorice, rye, toasted malt. Thin body, nice sweetness, light finish, good. FROTHINGSLOSH (7901) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Sampled on draft at the Pratt St Ale House this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized creamy beige head that left decent lacing. The aroma was toasty, woody and had a hint of dark fruit. The flavor was toasty, bitter, woody and a bit watery. Medium length finish. Light body. Meh. Fatehunter (2568) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is mild dark grain.
The taste is soft grain, mild bitterness with a caramel finish.
The texture is soft with light fizz.
dlovell2 (2172) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Pours dark brown with an amber tint and tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, and dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt with caramel , vanilla, dark chocolate and a roated malt bitter finish . Very smooth brew. drjoeng (1325) - SINGAPORE - JUN 10, 2015
6.2% ABV. English Dark Mild
Color tapped out a dark brown at about 28ºSRM.
Nose is clean and tells you quite plainly to please notice the nice roasted barley notes which are rich, inviting and declare that the brewer bothered to start with an excellent ingredient.
Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and adjusted to be pronounced, which elevates the palate from soapy and syrupy to where it is light enough so that you can appreciate the flavor of a lightly toasted barley loaf. Quite crafty...no pun intended.
Good bitters at the end but mild as promised.
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Farbe dunkel rot. Geruch nach Waldbeeren. Im Geschmack dann leicht sauer und brotig. Angemessen bitter. Tayeth (658) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
Geruch karamellartig, Geschmack leider nicht ganz so cremig, sondern relativ stark karbonisiert. Im Geschmack weniger Karamell, sondern eher Getreide. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with beige head. Aromas of roast, caramel, toffee. Tastes of chocolate, roast, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.