madmitch76 (9832) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
21st February 2013
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival in KEGS! Clear dark brown beer. Bubbly tan head. Light palate, dry and crispy. Typical Harveys eggy streak here, mercifully not too strong. Minerals. Sweetish dark fruits. Dry finish. Meh!
oh6gdx (18533) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@Pigs Ear Beer Festival 2011. Rubyish brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some toast and smoke along with some tobacco and ashes as well. Flavour is quite similar. A bit thin as for the palate, so could do with a bit higher abv.
BrewBoxer (1226) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep black brown color. Smells of carmel, nuts andtoast. Very malty and bland. Not what I’d expect from a low abv old ale
niquillis (650) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at George and Dragon, Tarring, Worthing. Pours dark brown with a lively white head, Nuts, malt, bitter finish. Not bad at all. Better than Harveys usual blandness.
BeerViking (1419) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - 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. Dark mahogany with a fine creamy beige head and coffee, a vinous tartness and a hint of milk chocolate on the nose. Rich body, with lightly roasted malt, a touch of bitter-sweet chocolate, and a little prune on the palate. Very nice.
berkshirejohn (3638) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Blue Dolphin, Hastings, as Harveys Old Ale. Chestnut with a reddish hue, and a loose, bright, cream head; malty aroma with a touch of smoke; farily thinly bodied (that is, not too heavy), with a malty flavour - sweet at first, but soon becoming drier, with an attractive treacle toffee finish. This is easy to drink and beautifully made, but I would have liked a touch more "weight".
shoulderbroken (1125) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Royal Oak. Brown with small beige bubbly head. Slight oiliness. Aroma is quite vinous, but with a bit of caramel sweetness too. Taste is a bit pudding like, lot of dried fruit, and a bit malty too. Nice treacly texture. Quite nice.
Scopey (3229) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Royal Oak. It pours darkest brown, with ruby highlights and a decent beige head. The nose is dark fruit, caramel and malt vinegar. The taste is caramel, toffee, treacle, smoke, dark fruit, tobacco and leather, with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well balanced and tasty.
Enjoyit (2912) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of dust, prunes, raisins and mushrooms sauce. A flavor of dust, raisins, weak prunes, malt, weak sweets, burnt sugar and fresh walnuts.
Leighton (6888) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 Cask at the Lord Nelson, Brighton. Pours dark brown with a light, tan head. Aroma has some faint toast and caramelized dark fruits. Dark mlts, ripened fruits, mild doughy bread and light, herbal hops in the flavor. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Has a sweet finish with some tea-like bitterness and more dark fruits. Alright overall. (3.6)
Cask at the Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear, ruby-brown with a creamy, off-white head. Lovely semi-dark fruit nose, some berries and grapes. Light to medium sweet flavor with smooth sugars, light brown sugar, faint leaves, lots of berries and semi-dark, ripening fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Optimal condition. Moderately sweet finish with very light dryness, plenty of semi-dark fruits, light hints of chocolate and very, very faint leather. great stuff. I could drink this all day. (4.0)