S.L. Gregory's Dark Mild Ale | Melanie Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Melanie Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by russpowell on 05-06-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of jmbranum
4.02/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Small tan head that quickly disappears on a very dark brown beer.

Nice inviting malt aroma.

Flavor is a good balance of sweetness and bitternes, hard to put my finger on some of the lements. Maybe a hint of dark chocolate and pumpernickel bread.

Too carbonated. I think the flavor would be better suited to a nice silky feel on the tongue.

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Photo of wolffman17
2.21/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an impressive dark brown. A big tan head forms, but not much lace sticks to the glass.
Sweet malt aroma along with licorice and maybe a touch of coffee. It's also phenolic.
More licorice in the taste; no sweetness that the aroma indicated. It finishes very sour, and I need water after about every sip. It becomes noticeably flat after about 10 minutes.
Not surprisingly, it's low on the drinkability scale. I'm having difficulty finishing it.

Overall, I'm unimpressed. I can't say that I know exactly what an English Dark Mild is suppose to taste like, but I hope it's not this.

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Photo of russpowell
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Based on a composite of 2 tastings...Again going out on a limb here with scant information. Label says it's a dark mild ale & doesn't taste like a stout. My 2 cents its a american version of a mild, but I could also believe this was an attempt at a munich dunkles...

Pours deep mahogany with a 2 fingers tan head. Minimal head retention and and lacing

Smell; Slight fruit & licorice notes

Taste: Sweet, molasses notes followed up with licorice and toasted malts. Fruitty notes emerge as it warms (ale characteristics IMO). Cadboard & licorice/molasses notes are also present. finishes wet and toasty/

MF: Undercarbonated and slick.

Okay, but something's missing here. Not enough of a fruiity flavor to ensure me it's actually ale. Again, this would do in a pinch.

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S.L. Gregory's Dark Mild Ale from Melanie Brewing Company
3.07 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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