Silky smooth, unpretentious, session strength ale with notes of toasted hazelnuts, chocolate and coffee.
The quintessential English session beer, a Mild is known for its low level of hop character and alcohol content. Expect low carbonation with a nearly still, slightly bubbly head and little to no hop aroma.
“If you’re looking for richness and body without big alcohol, this is the brew for you. It’s cola brown and clear in appearance, while a toffee/Tootsie Roll component works well with roasted malt, mocha and malty caramel aromas. On the light-plus-bodied palate it’s mainly dry, with the malty notes jumping ahead of the toffee flavours and some subtle hops offering moderate bitterness. At just 3.25 per cent alcohol, it’s an ideal (and delicious) option for those looking for a dark brew without too much kick. 4/5” Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Winnipeg Free Press
“Its name conjures up cold dark nights, but the Stone Angel Brewing Co. Nocturne English Dark Mild (Winnipeg — $3.79/473ml cans, brewery, beer vendors) is anything but frightening. Deep chestnut in colour, there’s a slightly smoky note to the Tootsie Roll/caramel, roasted malt and toasted nut aromas here. It’s medium-bodied, with a hint of sweetness that offsets that smoky note component, and Tootsie Roll and dark-roast coffee flavours are tasty. At just 3.25 per cent alcohol, it’s a dark British-style beer you can enjoy all night while doling out candy in a socially distanced manner. 4/5” Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Winnipeg Free Press