chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mid ruby brown colour - not very dark. A touch of sulphur in the aroma. A quite woody and dry mild, with some vague sweet fruitiness and an acidic edge. Very thin mouthfeel. A bit insipid, with not much going on. Not a great mild. Cask (handpump) at the Royal Oak, Borough.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight fruity aroma. Amber in colour. Sweet caramel and citrus in flavour. A bit acidic / woody too. Quite dry in finish. Medium bodied, quite a drinkable beer.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask: had a few milds in the UK last trip and decided not really my bag....mostly mild means meaninless flavor. very weak and thin....almost all are in the 3% range. guess this is the point. but if your going to drink beer and you have a choice. why would you drink a mild?
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Cask conditioned - handpump - Lord Nelson Brighton. Very little aroma just a very slight hint of chocolate malt. The beer is almost black with an off white head. The taste is dry and clean, but disappointingly thin. Score 3.0
Subsequent ratings both scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.3
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask Conditioned, at The Royal Oak, Borough, London.
Tawny brown colour with no head at all. Bland fusion of malts and tired left over hops. In the style of a Banks mild, not so dark and roasted, if you know what I mean.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Cask conditioned] Dark brown coloured. Pleasant mild flavour, but slightly thin and watery.
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Conditioned at The Kings Head, Battle. Dark brown with beige head. Thin, tart, watery malt beer. A little smokiness but overall fairly disapointing
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - SEP 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GBBF 2003, tap: Slightly toaste nose, dark brown color, low frothy head. Slow start of toasted malt, late arriving light woody dryness. Thin, watery. The over profile is like a wedge - a crescendo of flavors. Very good mild.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GBBF 2003: Slightly skunky. Red amber, little layer of a head, leaving laces on the glass. Kind of short nutty kick - thin and kind of watery.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 Aug, 2003: Gravity Cask, Chelmsford Beer Festival. Egg, acid and soap on the nose. Creamy impression. Big head. Wild raspberries. Perfume-free soap. Touch of wet leather. Clinging wet finish. [2.9]
Dec, 2004: Royal Oak, London. Beautiful ruby colour. Sulphur aroma. [2.9]
Nov, 2005 George V, Brompton. Refreshing and tasty. Sulphur and chocolate and roasted barley and that characteristic and very unique Harvey’s oaky wild sour yeast that really lifts their beers to world class status. Takes a while to get used to the taste and the unusual character. [4.2]