Harveys Sussex XX Mild [aka Sussex Dark Mild] (Cask)

Brewed by Harveys
Style: Mild Ale
Lewes, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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This dark traditional mild ale, brewed all year round to an original gravity of 1028°-1032° is a well balanced beer with a soft, slightly sweet palate.

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nuplastikk (6255) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Tap at Royal Oak. Ruby brown-red body. Ultra smooth, creamy body. Nutty, smooth caramel malts. Excellent. World Class example of the style. My favorite Mild perhaps.

theprof (947) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Cask. Pours dark amber with creamy foam head. Aroma has bread and nuts. Taste has a fruitier quality with a satisfying mix of hop berries and soft carbonation to give a pleasant languor. As with many old-fashioned Mild ale, it shows what a low abv can still yield.

Mr_Pink_152 (4990) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Tried at the Hop and Barley, Lincoln. As "Harvey’s Dark Mild" Deep ruby to mahogany colour with an off white head. Aroma soft strewed fruity and roasted malt. Taste is mellow light sweet and slightly nutty. This is a really good mild.

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Half Pint at White Horse, Parsons Green, London in Dec 2009 - Dark Brown in colour with Reddish highlights. Malty; very roast malts (almost burnt), caramel, hint of chocolate. Rather earthy taste; unique Harvey’s yeast. Very full flavoured for ABV. Roast/burnt malty throughout with a bitter/sour edge. Drinkable. Sessionable. (2009-12)

stevoj (5034) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Draft at the Royal Oak. Dark pour, cola/ ice tea color. Small ring of head,spotty lacing. Malty, black bread aroma, taste brings some bitterness. Smooth, nice texture, lingering bitterness.

BeardedAvenger (789) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Royal Oak, Borough. Sweet malty aroma. Feint. Dark brown. Scant off-white head. Sweet with a light bitterness. Pretty light bodied. Smooth, with a slick finish. Malts and caramel. Safe.

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
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.

ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
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.

TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Cask at The Lord Nelson, Brighton. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Earthy raisins aroma. Light-bodied. Light raisins and chocolate in the flavor. Hints of hops in the finish. A bit like drinking watery kvass.

sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - JUN 1, 2016
On cask @ Royal Oak, London - UK. Color: deep dark brown beer with no carbonation and creamy brown head. Smell: caramel malt. Caramel domination. Sweet. Taste: light body with caramel malt. Caramel and sweet domination. High attenuation, very drinkable. Watery sensation. Aftertaste: caramel and watery sensation.

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