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.
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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]
DonMagi (5593) - 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.
mkam (409) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours dark brown. Malty aroma and taste. Light body and bitterness. Nice malty, seesion beer
BeerViking (4141) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Royal Oak. Deep dark red with fast settling lacy off-white head and light aroma of dusty malt and grassy hops. Dry and dark caramel malty body, faint notes of coffee and old wine.
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Very smooth and mild beginning. The beer is smooth and easy to drink, still nice malty and fresh. Dry malt in the mainpart, fresh, hints of sourness. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh dry malty, only hints of bitterness.
Very nice and easy to drink mild ale!
ThirstyBird (2600) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask, pours a super dark clear cola color with a tan head. The smell is dark roasted malt, licorice. The taste is black malt, licorice, dark fruit with a very dry end. Light in body with mild carbonation.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This silky Dark Mild suggests fruity caramel, mineral notes and light acidity leading to a subtle earthy hop aftertaste.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the dark brown, almost black gown.
-Carbonation is very low, which enhances the silky roundness of the mouthfeel.
-This is by no means an exaggerating lean brew for 3.0% abv pint.
-This is easy drinking, obviously.
On cask at The Lord Nelson, Brighton.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Royal Oak, London
Dark amber color to brown, thin persistent head. Light aroma, malt and wood. Very round mouthfeel for a Mild, malty, with a fair amount of caramel, and a very balanced final. Good.
Leighton (18526) - 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.