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Dark Mild - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-30-2012)
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Reviews by dexterk1:
Photo of dexterk1
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer this past week. On tap it pours with a warm chestnut brown. Head is abut medium and diminishes quickly.
Odor is sweet and malty. Caramel with some spice. Odor is not strong but is distinct.
Taste is, as the name says, mild. Some roasted grain taste and some malt. Slightly bitter finish. Mouth feel is is pretty smooth and carbonated.
Overall the lower alcohol amount does take its toll and it seems a little lacking.

dexterk1, May 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Guinnsslvr, May 11, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of bsp77
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Dark reddish-orange with thin light tan head and spotty lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and English hops. However, it is very, very mild. But I am not docking it too much since that is typical of Milds.

Taste: Chocolate, caramel, coffee, dark fruit and floral hops. Finishes with a lightly bitter, roasted bite.

Feel: Relatively low carbonation but still somewhat spritzy. Light body but not thin at all. Nice dry finish.

Overall: This is a perfect example of a Mild done right. Wish this was in six packs.

bsp77, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a Nonic)
A- This beer has a crystal clear dense reddish-brown body with a gentle carbonation and a thin film of beige head.

S- The soft notes of coffee roasted malt blends with some fresh raw grain notes.

T- The full flavor of gently roasted malt has a softer coffee malt hint in the finish and some fresh raw grain flavors. There is a nice soft green hop snap in the finish and a touch of mineral water comes through as it opens.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight little fizz that enhances the body and the malt flavors in the finish. There is no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is a wonderful example of a dark mild. The great fresh flavor really shows off the fresh malt and a perfect little hop flavor to end each sip. This is a treat to drink and it would make a great session beer. Cask condition could only make it better. Sad to see this one go.

rhoadsrage, May 15, 2013
Photo of quirkzoo
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice mahogany with ruby tinges, 3 fingers of off white head.

The aroma is potently fruity, figs, dates, over-ripe peaches. Lots of caramel sweetness with a strong malt presence.

The taste is very nice, well balanced. Just enough bitterness to keep it from being cloying.

The mouthfeel is light as is to be expected from a 3% brew.

Overall this is a very nice beer and one I would definitely seek out again, they do a very good job packing a lot of flavor into a "small" beer.

quirkzoo, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I enjoy trying lower abv products, and appreciate any flavour gleamed from them. Dark body with white spider lace. Licorice and spice. Above average carbonation, however. Neutral aroma. Coffee grinds. Average mouthfeel. Guest on tap at Revolution brewpub.

Sammy, May 11, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Trying the third retro release from two bros. The beer pours a clear dark rich amber with very thin slightly off white head that is not lacing. The smell has a very nice caramel malt scent with small small hints of roast. The taste is much like the smell...caramel malt present then followed by buttering hops that cleanse the pallet. The mouthfeel is light in body with decent carbonation. Overall this would be a great session ale.

WoodBrew, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Gonzoillini, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Vonerichs
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut brown with a really thin and whispy head that looked like bath bubbles.

There's not much to the smell. It's a little nutty, maybe a little toffee.

The taste is about the same as the smell with a little herbal kick to it.

Mouthfeel is thin and a bit undercarbonated.

It's an ok beer. "Session" beers really aren't my thing, but this has pretty good flavor for one.

Vonerichs, May 05, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Have not had a Two Brothers beer in a long time. This looked interesting enough to give them another try.

Pours a clear brown color with a one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

I smell a little roasted malt, hazelnuts, and floral hops. I also get a faint wisp of cocoa.

Does not pack a lot of flavor even compared with other milds. There is a slight acidity to this beer that I find a bit distracting. It masks the other flavors instead of complimenting them. Slight roasted malt with subtle floral hops. Dry finish.

Light body, thin even. Decently carbonated. Nothing really of note stands out.

Maybe they should of kept this beer retired. Probably the least interesting mild I have had. Not exactly the effort that will get me to buy more of their beer.

morimech, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

dtx00, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

beersdmf17, May 29, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on tap at Revolution recently and just now getting around to finding a bottle to review.

The beer pours a light tan with a bubbly head, it has sharp clarity, and a dark mahogany tint, though completely transparent. The tan foam seems to last for a little bit, leaving behind a halo of lace around the edges.

Letting the beer warm up, as is traditional, it has an earthy roast malt character and some very light traces of cocoa.

Earthy bitterness, roasty aftertaste, nutty flavors of walnut meat, full flavored and light bodied. Some dryness in the finish, light carbonation, exceptionally drinkable. Very traditional, and considering the rarity of the style it's a treat to try a locally brewed dark mild in bottled form.

emerge077, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of TMGH
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

TMGH, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of coffygrinder
3.75/5  rDev +3%

coffygrinder, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of PrvoPivo
2/5  rDev -45.1%

PrvoPivo, May 29, 2012
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +3%

hoppymcgee, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of JimmyW
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer on tap and from the bottle. It is, for me, hands down the perfect session beer. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Little to no hop presence, which suits me just fine. So easy to drink and unoffensive, I could drink this all day long and feel satisfied and refreshed! Goes really well with food, too. My only complaint is that it's not a year round release. One can only hope.

JimmyW, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +9.9%

cestlavie, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +9.9%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of ackeeper
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ackeeper, May 21, 2013
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an English pint glass. Pours a cola-brown color, with auburn highlights and a thin tan head. Carbonation appears to be quite low.

Has a sweet, nutty aroma, with hazelnuts, toffee, caramel, and toasted malt. The smell is rich and pleasant.

The taste is thin and oaty, with plenty of roasted grassy malt to finish. Hints of walnuts, lemon, and toasted caramel combine for an easy drinking ale.

Thin bodied with a bitter, slightly dry finish, I find this t be a rather easy drinking ale.

This is a decent mild ale, and is a style I could get used to. I've only had a couple of milds thus far, with Boulder's Business Time on draft being the best of that bunch. Having another enjoyable mild encourages me to seek out others.

TheHoppiest, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of samie85
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark chestnut brown with half a finger of white head that dissipates quickly.

Dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee fill the nose with some light caramel.

This tastes like a nice light version of a porter... dark chocolate and light coffee notes with dark chocolate mildly bitter finish.

Light bodied with low, prickly carbonation and light, dry finish.

This is a pretty decent beer... it reminds me of a homebrew porter that I inadvertently over-diluted. Very well-rounded flavor profile. Value on this one is an entirely different animal; $5 for a bomber of 3.2% seems quite a bit over-priced.

samie85, May 13, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Gotta love it when an anniversary celebration involves the rekindling of an old dark mild recipe. This stuff pours a clear copper-russet topped by a half-finger of cream-ash foam. The nose comprises walnut, mild tea, light toffee, light oak, and a tiny smidgen of chocolatey coffee. The taste holds notes of toffee, cola, light tea, light walnut, and dark greens. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation (damn, I wish this were on cask...) and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, a very nice dark mild, something we desperately need more of around here.

TMoney2591, Apr 30, 2012
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Dark Mild from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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