thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
I respect any beer that is under 3% and still has some flavor. There's quite a lot to like about this -- it's got some nutty/toasty notes and more going on than the ABV would suggest. However, I did find it a bit thin, and the caramel and stale bread notes started to overpower my palate by the end. ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017. Clear chestnut, small beige head. Nutty and caramelly malt aroma, red apples, floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitterness. mr_h (5949) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Cask (3%; as Harveys Dark Mild), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 3 Jul 2017, weak berry fruits aroma, amber brown with a ruby tint, thin cream head and no lacing, fruity, bubblegum flavour, sweet and thin. nuplastikk (6454) - 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 (1248) - 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 (5548) - 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 (3402) - 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 (5586) - 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 (1131) - 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 (10036) - 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.