Dark Mild - Roc Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a pint, from keg, at Roc Brewing Tap Room.
A - Pretty standard looking dark beer, virtually no head retention, no lacing.
S - toasty caramel with the faintest of hop scent.
T - again, toasty, caramel and even a bit of coffee/chocolate. Felt the balance was nice between toasty and sweet. Perhaps a touch more hops could have been used but overall a nice taste.
M - lacked the creaminess that I expecting. Probably the most important factor for me with this type of beer.
O - Not a terrible representation but most definitely not the best. However, this was the best I tried from Roc Brewing.
Serving type: on-tap
05-07-2012 20:00:03 | More by slow_audio
3.45/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This brew was served from the tap at Roc Brewing Company in Rochester, NY. Poured into a Rochester Beer Week pint glass, it showed a deep, coffee brown. There was little head to speak of, but tannish bubbles dripped down the sides of the glass as we sipped. When held to light the coloring eased up, with more maroon, reddish hues. No sediment or haze was noted, and carbonation appeared mild. The aroma was light, with toffee and caramel sweetness, coffee malts, dirt, gritty yeast, salt, and dried cacao nubs. Our first impression was that the flavoring was nice, but a bit washed through and sweet. The flavoring opened with that same toffee sweetness that was present in the nose. This mixed with steely grain and watered coffee flavoring, for a relatively mild start. The middle peaked with more steel of yeast, saltiness, and robust burnt caramel sweetness. This kept strong to the finish, with Tootsie Roll sugars, more toffee, more coffee malts, and metallic grain that, here, appeared almost pale in nature. The aftertaste breathed of tin, salt, and general cooked sugar sweetness against a dark malty backdrop. The body was medium, and the carbonation was lighter. The feel was soft and coating to the palate, with light astringency on the far back of the tongue. There was nice slurp, smack, and pop, with great consistency through the entire sip. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the depth of malts. The nose is a bit underwhelming to set you up, but the follow through on the flavoring makes up for it with stark malts, and sweetness to the peak. The latter, however, was a bit much by the end, as we were hoping for a stronger punch to the finish, and less residual sugars.
Serving type: on-tap
11-03-2012 21:21:13 | More by TheBrewo
3.86/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Roc Brewing is a nice spot with a dedication to quality beers, I look forward to what they continue to offer.
A: Nice and café negro in color, poured from growler to goblet with minimal head that fades, some lacing.
S: Malted barley, dark cocoa, toffee.
T: Layers of malt, some toasty bakery flavors such as bread and dark chocolate cake. There’s a hint of roasted coffee, and toffee, barley is very present. There is a mild nutty after taste, a nice finish.
M: some malty yet sweet and salty bitterness. A bit watery, but hence the mildness. Some carbonation.
O: A nice dark Ale, a little weaker than what I expected, but nevertheless I can see myself enjoying it over and over.
Serving type: growler
07-14-2013 00:54:56 | More by Natainos
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz poured on tap at Jeffrey's Bar.
A: Pours a dark brown with a thin sliver of lace as this is a full pour. Some good lacing on the glass.
S: Mostly coffee and roasted malt on the nose. Fairly enjoyable nose that reminds me of a stout. Impressive for a dark mild.
T: Nice coffee and roasted malt like the aroma. Little hops in there at the end but dominated by malt. Pretty focused on the coffee and no complaints over here.
M: Medium body with a smooth character. Sort of like a porter as in it is a little watery but for the style it's right on point.
Overall an impressive beer from a blooming company. Hear they teamed up with a local coffee shop and this beer follows suit. Would reccomend to stout fans.
Serving type: on-tap
07-01-2012 23:07:55 | More by CloudStrife
Dark Mild from Roc Brewing Company
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