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

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

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (2922) - 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 Harveys yeast. Very full flavoured for ABV. Roast/burnt malty throughout with a bitter/sour edge. Drinkable. Sessionable. (2009-12)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4586) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeardedAvenger (547) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9653) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2842) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16834) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (2545) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at praf 2016. Pours deep brown, nose is caramel, toffee, roasted, sweeties, taste is toffee, chocolate, thin.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016
Cask at the Paisley Beer Festival 2016. Pours clear ruby brown with no real head. Aromas of red fruit, cooked sugar. Taste is more of the same. Thin, watery finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Very thin and mild. Dark cola appearance. Thin head. Quite sweet and a little syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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