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Dark Mild | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 04-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
58
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by quirkzoo:
Photo of quirkzoo
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of bsp77
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.11/5  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.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle to English pint glass, the appearance was a dark murky brown color with a cap of a little off white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Slight messy lace, somewhat clingy. The aroma had some light milk and dark chocolate playing with a little bit of caramel/toffee malt and then light earthy hops, light biscuits. The flavor was malty sweet through all of the prior mentioned aromas. Aftertaste was a clean malty sweetness, smooth blending chocolate to caramel. Finish was smooth and sweet. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt nice and low as appropriate to style. ABV felt as projected. Overall, pretty nice English dark mild. I’d do this one again.

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Photo of morimech
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.25/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of TMGH
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of coffygrinder
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of PrvoPivo
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JimmyW
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

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Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ackeeper
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of samie85
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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Dark Mild from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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