KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Royal Oak, RBESG 2011.
Almost black with a purple glow and lace. Light chocolate nose, a bit funky, some berries. Fruity, dusty flavor with powdered chocolate and a roasty finish. Decent.
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask - The Royal Oak, Borough, London. Poured a hazy, deep ruddy brown with a fine though lasting tan head leaving a moderate, soapy lace. Mild sweet roasty, fruity notes on the aroma. Delicate roast on the tongue, a hint of chocolate, nutty, house yeast and a finishing berry tang. Dry medium length bitterness, light body with softish carbonation.
deanso (6511) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
taster at the GBBF 2011.
creamy white head. Amber pour. Nice enough Mild beer
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Lord Nelson, Brighton. Pours amber-brown with a filmy, off-white head. Some light toasted malts and ripe fruit in the nose. Flavor is lightly sweet with hints of toffee, some bread and faint, ripe dark fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finish is lightly dry with dark fruit. Alright, nothing special.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask at Royal Oak. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild roasted malt. Light breadish flavoured. Bitter and slight watery. Bitter and roasted malt finish.
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at GBBF 2010 ... dark red brown ....eggy ... toffee malt nose ... sweet maltsm... light toffee and again a little eggy ... try to rerate ...
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. The Royal Oak, London. Brown colour. A bit odd aroma. Slightly sweet and malty, lightly roasted, some fruit. Watery mouthfeel. Maybe a bit too thin and anonymous, but very drinkable.
Mildatheart (2) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Royal Oak Tabard Street. Fabulous pints of Harvey’s dark mild. Caramel with hardly any hop taste, slightly sweet with a velvet texture. Certainly went down well. As much as anything it is the pub that keeps it in this condtion as they have the turnover to keep it in top form.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the Royal Oak, Borough. Alround rating: Thin, but a mix of the minerally water, just the right amount of roasty sweetness, small peppery hop all accounts to this balancing very nicly indeed. Had to stay for a pint and a half as i enjoyed it to much.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Royal Oak, London. September 08. Poured brown with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate and fruit. A light bitterness is evident in the finish. My least preferred of the Harveys brews I’ve had there.