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Dark Mild - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
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:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of gpawned
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of morimech
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of beagle75
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, light brown color with a peripheral ring of off-white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mid-range roast is unctuous, slightly chocolatey. Few hops to speak of, save for a whiff of moist earth.

T: Begins dry, with lots of brown malt that is able to strike balance between bready and roasted qualities. Acidity is mild into the middle, but with a longer duration than expected. The milky quality from the smell manifests in the middle to good effect, retaining the same certain brown quality from earlier. Roast becomes huskier during the finish with an impressive tendency to linger on the palate. Flavors are generally clean, with few yeast metabolites detected save for a possible trace of diacetyl.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, smooth and slightly creamy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer is approachable from all angles, yet it retains a good amount of malt-derived character--considering its session beer-status. The beer geeks have been clamoring for a reliable source of session mild ale for years now, yet the brewers still treat it like it's for special occasions. A beer like this should occupy a tap at every place that offers draft beer. It has the potential to even become 'hip'.

Photo of TastyIsBeer
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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.

Photo of bsp77
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of homebrew311
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Don't see too many Dark Milds in the bottle shop, had to give this one a try. Appearance is a deep clear reddish brown, almost no head or lacing. The nose is malty with toasted and roasted notes with hints of bread in the background. The taste features much of what the nose suggests with an emphasis on specialty grains. Not much in the way of malt backbone or hops, just some roasted quality. The mouthfeel is incredibly light as expected with very mellow carbonation. Overall, this doesn't quite pack the punch of flavor that Revolution's Workingman Mild does, but it does a good job of cramming flavor into such a small beer. Worth a try, but don't go out of your way for it.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of MaximalC
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours transparent brown in color with rusty highlights, accompanied by a moderate tan head that dissipates relatively quickly. Aroma is mild and sweet with perhaps a hint of spice. Flavor has a nutty, roasted malt backbone with some milk chocolate and a touch of spice to add some complexity. It reminds me of Moose Drool, but with a shade more depth. The carbonation is spot on--just enough to add texture without distracting from the flavor. This is an outstanding session beer--flavorful but not at all cloying, with staying power than can't be beat. I could drink this all night with no problem at all. Makes me want to learn more about English Dark Mild Ales, a style about which I am unfamiliar to say the least. Another winner from Two Brothers.

Photo of PrvoPivo
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of dexterk1
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of match1112
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: the beer pours the same shade of brown as the bottle it comes from. quarter inch of tan head quickly settles to a thin ring.

s: pretty faint. some roasted malt, nuts, spice and toffee.

t: more toffee and nuts with some toasted grains on the finish.

m: very smooth and drinkable. low carbonation.

o: like it, gonna search out more in the style.

Photo of jonnyphilly
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of samie85
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of Florida9
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear dark brown, though fairly translucent as it still lets a lot of light through. Forms only a small bubbly head and almost looks flat. Very minimal lacing.

S: Smells unsurprisingly malty with notes of dark caramel, toffee, nuts, toast, and just a bit of coffee.

T: Taste is much like the aroma, but with the coffee being more dominant in the taste. Lots of nuts and toffee in the mix and maybe just a touch of buttery diacetyl. Finishes with a moderate, oddly astringent bitterness.

M: Medium to full bodied with a feeling of "roundness" in the mouth. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Low carbonation.

O: A decent beer that is as advertised: both dark and mild, though it's not as easily drinkable as it's name would suggest. Good bit of flavor for a session ale.

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Sammy
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Dark Mild from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.