Pliable Foe
Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Co

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Mild Ale - English Dark
3.95 | pDev: 11.39%
Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Co
Maryland, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Pliable Foe, a brand new beer that we think every coffee drinker on the planet will enjoy. Pliable Foe starts as a proper English-style Dark Mild that we then age on insane amounts of Sulawesi Kalossi coffee, a very special type of coffee grown on the side of a Volcano in Indonesia. Pliable Foe is exploding with aromas of freshly ground coffee beans & cold-brew coffee. The flavor is a bit more complex with a beautifully balanced malty caramel backbone that provides a wonderful base for the huge coffee flavor & aromatics. Don't let anyone tell you that beer isn't for breakfast.
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Lucular from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a tasty beer with a ton of coffee flavor along with dark roasted malt yet with a fairly light body. That said...I'm not sure that a dark mild is the right style for adding a ton of coffee. It's a delicate style, and this beer is not delicate at all.

Aug 29, 2019
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Faint khaki rich cascading head, almost a deep yellow in color, with three fingers height and big swiss cheese bubbled appearances. Big dark walnut color , has a great woody looking walnut to mahogany brown color. Even slightly hints red as well. Neat looking beer.

Excellent coffee aroma with some neat fruity estery quality. Piping warmth with a spicy bean accenting cinnamon and dark espresso. Flirts with a bit of nutty qualities too.

Palate is a nicely rich and light washing of flavors. Light classic mild body with a lot of flavor. Rich almost creamy flavored coffee, mixing nut and spices in the front palate. Aftertaste is hinting milky chocolate with some light nut and big grinding roasted beans. Char and ash light with mixes of almost fire place warmth as well.

Great tasting coffee mild.

May 03, 2019
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at Wine Source poured chilled from the can in a tulip

The color is deep brown like coffee with translucent clarity and thick pale tan cream
The smell is very fragrant from coffee and malt with a slight dried fruit presence in the yeast and coffee scent
The feel is great, plenty of roast yet a slight oily coffee element with low sweetness and moderate carbonation with a dry finish and earthy texture throughout.
The taste is very impressive with pure coffee flavor with moderately roasted and cocoa-like with a slight malt breadiness and light nut with some gentle dried fruit presence with a yeast element in the taste yet the coffee has a coldbrew type flavor which I really enjoyed
Overall this is a great mild, the coffee adds to the taste but you get the flavor from the base beer too which is very flavorful for a 3.8% beer

Nov 01, 2018
Pliable Foe from Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Co
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 11 ratings