RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 96   ABV: 3.2%
For those that do not know this beer (which is probably most people), this was the second beer we ever made. The Dark Mild Ale never had a real name nor did it even get packaged in a bottle. Back in 1997 when we stopped producing it we did not own a bottling line yet. This dark sessionable ale was a favorite of the brewers, however not understood in craft beer’s infancy 15 years ago. We think now craft drinkers will get it.

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Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle to English pint glass, the appearance was a dark murky brown color with a cap of a little off white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Slight messy lace, somewhat clingy. The aroma had some light milk and dark chocolate playing with a little bit of caramel/toffee malt and then light earthy hops, light biscuits. The flavor was malty sweet through all of the prior mentioned aromas. Aftertaste was a clean malty sweetness, smooth blending chocolate to caramel. Finish was smooth and sweet. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt nice and low as appropriate to style. ABV felt as projected. Overall, pretty nice English dark mild. I’d do this one again.

hotstuff (5289) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Rated on 9-14-2013 (Fort Wayne, IN RateBeer gathering) (Bottle) The appearance is a small beige head that is mostly lasting, transparent brown body, no carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is grainy, chocolate, malty, and fruity. The flavor is lightly bitter, very sweet, chocolate, malty, fruity, and earthy. The mouthfeel is light carbonation, watery and thin. This beer is light bodied. This is a session beer with a flavor that I am not too fond of. The flavors do not seem to join together to make it a truly tasty beer for me.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
From the bomber this poured a clear reddish chestnut body with some tan bubbles and a film, never a head. The aroma had a woody maltiness with the accompanying damp dankness. The flavor had a touch of dark maltose sweetness with some wet cigar and dried wood. Dry finish. Not bad.

patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
bottle - Pours lightly hazy amber and has a grainy aroma that put me in mind of oatmeal. The flavor is sweet and earthy with some mild bitterness. It’s medium bodied with an earthy, lightly bitter finish. It’s okay.

jsquire (4722) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Reddish amber beer with a foamy beige head. Wet grain and ripe fruit nose. Sweet/tart flavor with some wet grains and old lemon rind. Odd flavor.

thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated slightly hazy brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The good flavor contained notes of mild ale honey and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

MacBoost (1985) - Victor, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours a clear light brown with an enormous billowing off white head. Aromas of toffee, some roast. Taste is bitter, slightly dry, roasted nuts and some caramel. Pretty fucking good tasting for its low ABV.

jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
22oz bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a dark nut brown with a finger of beige gead. Aroma is very light. Toffee with some spices and bready yeast. Taste is light sweet. Toffee and spice with bread and somthhing slightly tart. Light bodied with a thin and smooth texture. Fizzy carbonation abd a long finish. Overall, not bad. A little fruity but im wondering if this may be infected with brett also. Oh well, im digging it.

fidelis83 (2551) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Clear dark copper to chestnut pour with a tall, chunky beige head. Aroma of toffee, nuts, floral and planty hops, caramel, light nutty notes, odd planty tartness and slightly unpleasant metallic notes. Flavor starts out fruity and toasty, dark caramel, a nice tart balsamic-like acidity, toffee, hints of caramel, sweet tree fruit, light smokiness and light woody notes. Light, slightly slick and dry body with a moderate carbonation. Pretty damn tasty, it reminds me of New Glarus Unplugged Old English Porter, which I loved.

jkwood04 (5473) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2012
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours copper/brown with a light tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, some caramel, a fruity/tartness to it, and some hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. This might be a bad bottle, or it might be a style of beer not for me.

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