tompete (189) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the wharf. Clear dark brown with a watery beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee and spice, maybe ginger. The smell is like a toasted gingerbread cookie, but not sweet. Flavour is moderately malty and perfectly balanced bitter. Body is medium to thin. Finish is smoothly bitter and rich. Good stuff.
EdKing (1693) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in The Royal Oak. Colour is very dark brown, with some clarity, off white foam head. Looks colour of Coca-cola. Nose is roasted malt, fruity esters, Vimto or Coca-cola fruitiness, caramel, brown sugar, woody earthy English hops, light dark chocolate, Harveys yeast, so touch of mushoom and sulphur. Taste is roasted malt, light black instant coffee, fruity Vimto/Coca-cola. Texture and body is light and on the watery side. Nice beer though.
batneil (226) - - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty decent beer. Easy drinking. Had one at the Cleveland Arms near Paddington.
madmitch76 (12977) - , 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 (19915) - 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 (1706) - 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 (783) - 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 (1988) - 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. 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 (4112) - 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 (1644) - 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.