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Dark Mild | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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3.65/5
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58 Ratings
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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
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 25
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 spycow
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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 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 TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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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 imperialking
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
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 jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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 jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of barnzy78
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, Retro Release "Celebrating 15 Years with 15 Beers"

Pours brown with a nice reddish hue when held to the light. Foamy beige head dissipates quickly leaving a thin layer of foam, little lacing on the glass. Aroma is musty, earthy, chocolatey, leathery, nutty, herbal hop. Tastes are, well mild and all very similar to the aroma. Mouth-feel is very smooth and thin-to-medium bodied, ample carbonation giving it a chance to cover the palate. Goes down easy, and definitely sessionable. Enough with the obvious, this is a good example of the style with some nice balanced flavors.

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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 RichH55
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Florida9
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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 hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ONUMello
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light brown color. Even with a slow pour, the head filled up half the glass (3+ fingers) and lingers
S: Bready/malty with light fig and caramel notes
T: Largely matches the nose though with the fig initially, then caramel then bread
M: Light-bodied, crisp but a bit sweet
O: Light, a bit sweet (I'd prefer it a bit drier) but good complexity given the low abv making it a great session beer

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Photo of vande
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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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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