maxbeer (118) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2007
[Cask at the Royal Oak, Borough] Dark amber; caramel flavour, not much roastiness. Watery. Good but a bit bland maybe. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Body: Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3 Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4 Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head: None(1)->Large(5) : 2 White(1)->Tan(5) : 2 Lasting: 1 Lacing : 1
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3 Bread : 2 Apple : XX Tropical Fruits : XX Soap : XX DMS : XX Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3 Biscuity : 2 Hay : XX Toasty : 3 Caramel : XX Nuts : 2 Honey : XX Cereals : 2 Grainy : 3
Hops : 2 Noble(1)->American(5) : 1 Leafy : 1 Spicy : 2 Floral : 2 Lemon/Lime : XX Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX Herbal : XX Grassy : XX Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes : Peach/Apricot : XX Earth : 2 Mint : 2 Butterscotch : XX Smoke : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Sourness : XX Bitterness : 2 Complex : XX Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2 Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Clean : XX Sharp : XX Watery : 3 Oily : 1 Chalk : XX Astringent : XX Alcohol : XX Mineral : 1 Oxidation : XX Metallic : XX
Comments: Balancing roastiness and very toasty flavour profile. This is indeed a mild, but disappointingly simple and very thin, sour, woody for Harveys.
Aug 07 Cask conditioned @ A ;light bodied old fashioned mild with lightly tart berries and earthiness. Dry with of sweetness(if that makes sense) and drinkable. Quite forgettable. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 Cask (Royal Oak, London)fonefan (49305) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Hoppy aroma for a mild. Slight bit of sulphur in the first taste, but covered soon by a slightly hoppy, slightly perfumy malt taste. Not enough malty body for a mild IMHO.
Cask @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear dark amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a short to average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Cask-GBBF. Dark brown with copper highlights, and a small white head. Malty aroma, light grassy note. Sweet and malty. Very drinkable. oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
[email protected]Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Oak, Borough. Rubyish amber colour with not much head. Aroma is popcorn along with butter along with some sweetish malts. Flavour is slightly buttery along with malts and some balancing up hops. Quite dry palate.
Cask, GBBF. Nice chesnut color, attractive foamy light tan cap. Swampy, feral aroma, a bit earthy. Light minty bitterness blends gently with earthy chocolate. Nice biscuit note. Clean finish with a touch of chalk. Really nice mouthfeel for a 3% beer. Tastes pleasant, smells...not so good. RoyceH (1199) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2007
Cask, GBBF 07. Nose is sulphuric and bad. Watery, some malt. Dark, slightly cloudy chestnut. Flavour is slightly tannin with freshness. Butter. Palate coating tannin. Must be bad, surely. jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
Earthy and sulpher aroma. Dark brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, molasses, dark malts, light earthy. Light bodied.