mt_hall (40) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour with a very small off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt and molasses, slightly floral. Smooth and slightly sweet malty flavours, some raisin, and a drier finish. Good.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Rilester at the Sussex Arms (not purchased there - from Harveys online!), Twickenham Green, 12/01/13.
Clear mid brown/very dark amber with an off white head.
Nose is toffee, dark malt, sugars, dark fruit.
Taste comprises toffee, dark malt, light hop presence, dark fruits, biscuit notes, light spice.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation with some bitterness in the dry finish.
Leighton (6921) - London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration Tune-Up, London. Thanks to Duff, from RateBeer, for cracking open this rarity with us underlings. Pours clear, honey-amber with a fine cream head. Big fruity, toasty-bready nose. Medium sweet flavor with nice berry fruits, nice toffee sugars. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dried fruits on the finish with light leather, toffee and caramel. Very nice ESB.
jackl (2547) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Scopey’s Pre-CBC tune-up. Light brown color with a tiny head. The nose is very mellow caramel malt, pecan nuts and strawberry jam. The taste is light raisins, burnt brown sugar and pear. The finish is long and a bit salty. The body’s light, the carbonation soft. Overall, there’s not much to say really. I found it to be a pretty boring ESB.
Scopey (3239) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at my Pre-CBC Tune-Up Tasting, big thanks to the legendary Duff for pulling these Harveys out of the bag.... It pours deep amber-ruby, with a thick white head. The nose is toffee, wood, leather, varnish and a touch of white sugar. The taste is leather, leaf, wood, grass and dust, with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Not too shabby at all.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Now I loved this on cask. It’s still pretty good in a bottle. White peppery hops are still there on the aroma. Syrupy fruity malt still there on the aroma. Almost whiskyish on the aroma. Jammy fruit in the mouth. But what is lacking is any kind of mouthfeel. The body is no existant. Then a jammy finish. Starts well but the bottling does this beer no favours.
berkshirejohn (3639) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle picked up in Hastings. Ruby with a loose cream head; rich, buttery, toffee aroma; sweet, treacle toffee flavour. Nice & satisfying on a cold evening.
anders37 (12670) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
30th July 2011
ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Clear dark amber beer, good off white head. Light dry palate. Bland dry malt - maybe a little toffee. Semi dry finish. Boring!
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig)
Not much is jumping out of the glass. Simple malts, that’s all. Looks OK as a bitter. More malts in the mouth. Meh. Might be worth trying to grab the cask version of this, the pasteurised version was dead to me.