shrubber85 (11390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Lactic chocolate malt aroma. Clear brown with moderate tan head. Tart lactic acid and light chocolate malt flavor. Decent body. Not bad - more tart than the typical mild ale. pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2012
On tap at Fountainhead in Chicago, IL. Poured pretty dark, but it was dark inside so I can’t really judge the color. Pretty sweet and smooth, though there was a bit of bubbly carbonated finish. A little bit of caramel and molasses in it. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Dark red-brown pour with a thin off-white head that dissappeared. Aroma is roasted malt and a little nutty. Taste is roasted malt and nutty. Nice taste for 3.2. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Thanks to Pawola22 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is very nice. I get some toffee and caramel notes, as well as a little bit of nuttiness. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of toffee and nut notes, as well as a hint of dry cocoa powder. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This beer has a lot of body and flavor for a beer that is so low in alcohol. This is very well done. Strykzone (7355) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear and red hued. This has very light fruit and light grain. Thete just isn’t much of anything going on here. I do like the low ABV.
Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
I really respect what they’ve done with this--particularly the last line of the commercial description: "we think now craft drinkers will get it". Yup. A session ale in the best tradition does not mean sacrificing malts and flavor. That’s what you get here: a lunchtime beer. The malts aren’t especially rich, and there’s little fruitiness that you sometimes get in UK milds, but it is very quaffable with a very low abv. Attractive on its own terms, in the right context. Bottle. JStax (6467) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a translucent brown with a fluffy head of beige color. Good retention. Aroma is light and just hints at notes of darker malt, caramel, nuts, and bread. Taste is a little sweet, but predominantly roasty. This is a nice mild. If I were Two Brothers, I’d very heavily consider making this a regular offering. hayduke (5203) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
This bomber was courtesy of Srykzone via a trade. Thanks Dave. It poured a dark amber tending toward muddy brown with a nice light brown head and good lacing. Nose is earthy, with nuts. Medium in body and very soft in mouthfeel. The flavor is nuts, chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of coffee. The finish shows some bitterness. This is very tasty and easy drinking, and defines what a session beer should be like rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Full flavored mild ale. Roast flavors and some sweetness reminiscent of cola. Rather slippery pallet. Quite nice but maybe a bit sweet. Serving: Bottle jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber body with a short, fizzy, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderate bitter. Thin body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. The roast dominates the beer giving it a strong ashy taste. There’s not a lot else other than whispers of nuts, toffee. The ashy, burnt flavor lingers into the finish. Appreciate a 3.2% ABV beer with flavor, though this was too ashen for my taste.