arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toast, slight cocoa into a bit of nutty notes, some slight grassy, earthy notes into a hint of grain. Taste was a mix of earth, grass, bread into some toast, toffee, slight caramel, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet. Pretty nice mild. jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2012
on tap at THT 1Oct2012, the carbonation and creaminess sold me on this one, its an excellent session brew, coats the mouth tastes great, nice rich flavor but finishes quick bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Poured from nitro-tap into pint glass. BVery (11394) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Dark reddish-brown with nitro head.
Not much aroma - some light dry (almost sour) malt, with a definite "beer" smell.
Pleasant but similar to smell, in that there is not much there except light dry malts that are borderline sour. I have had a couple other Milds and they have more taste; this is like a nitro Bitter, but they forgot the hops and bitterness. Also, it has a "beer" aftertaste - an hour later, I felt like I had had a light macro.
Light body with moderate carbonation from the nitro.
Yeah, it’s easy to drink but may not be worth it. Besides for the appearance, I think the nitro ruined this beer. This should be a cask beer; if I see it as such, I will re-review.
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 TAP: dark brown pour with hints of red, creamy nitro head. Caramel and chocolate on the nose, some nut in the taste, very thin body. A "light" beer with flavor and aroma - pretty good. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2009
On nitro tap at Town Hall on 05/26/2009. Clear brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel, light roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate and light roast flavor. Light body, with moderate carbonation and a very creamy mouthfeel. A very well crafted example of an underappreciated style.
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2009
On tap @ brewery. My first "mild" and this wasn’t at all what I expected. Appearance reminded me of a schwarzbier...almost black, thin, with a eggshell colored head that leaves quickly. Aroma and flavor are reminiscent of a Tootsie Roll...chocolate, sweet malt, caramel, and a little nuttiness. Extremely watery. Interesting but not a favorite. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2009
Pint is black and red in the bright sun with a short lived head and some lace. The aroma is solid malt and some roasted notes - perhaps some milk chocolate. The flavor is mostly malt and nothing else to stir up or balance much. The palate is medium bodied. Overall, not my favorite pint of the night. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/27/2007 SpringsLicker (3682) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
opaque dark brown, wispy beige head, drops of lace, light sweet caramel and dry dark chocolate aroma, body is a bit thin, rich chocolate flavor, light bitterness,
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Score: ii+ to ii
clear borwn, wispy beige head, light chocolate aroma with floral hops, thin body, light chocolate flavor well balanced with the floral hops,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Thanks to Hellomynameis for sharing this from a growler during the DLD tasting. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2007
A thin, lasting tan head tops this clear, dark amber brew.
Toasty caramel aroma.
Malt forward flavor profile, with the bitterness coming in as an afterthought.
A bit thin.
From DLD: Pours a ruddy brown hue with a minimal fading head. The aroma has notes of grainy maris otter malt, slight caramel and toffee, aromatic and husky hop with a dusty ale yeast ester. The flavor is mostly malt driven with moderate sweetness and a grainy background, a quick note of mocha as shows but is fleeting. A subdued hop bitterness does appear towards the finish. The mouth feel is lively and a tad thin. An okay session beer than is likely better on tap.