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Harvey's Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Royal OakBorough, Central London31 Jul 2019
The PilotMaidstone, Kent10 May 2019
Hurst ArmsEastbourne, East Sussex20 Apr 2019
The Alma ArmsUckfield, East Sussex22 Mar 2019
John Harvey TavernLewes, East Sussex30 Jun 2018
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London12 May 2018
Rose and CrownBurwash, East Sussex28 Apr 2017
The Mitre TavernBrighton, East Sussex09 Apr 2017
King George VBrompton, Kent23 Oct 2016
Lord Nelson InnBrighton, East Sussex08 Oct 2016
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire11 Jun 2016
The Buckingham ArmsShoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex14 Feb 2015
3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014Tonbridge, Kent31 May 2014
The GarlandRedhill, Surrey14 Dec 2013
The Two BrewersHadlow, Kent16 Oct 2013
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent08 Aug 2013
Harveys Brewery, The Harvey Hop Club Annual Meet 2012Lewes, East Sussex06 Oct 2012
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent19 Apr 2012
Brecknock ArmsBells Yew Green, East Sussex28 Jan 2010
Elephants HeadHook Green, Kent16 Jul 2009
Terminus HotelEastbourne, East Sussex14 Nov 2008
The Wheatsheaf InnMarsh Green, Kent10 Feb 2007

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Royal Oak, Borough, Central London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripExcellent31 Jul 2019
Philip PirripGood29 May 2019 Tasty and nutty. getting dear at £3.90pp for such low gravity however
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Mar 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable30 Jan 2019 Drank without really noticing
Philip PirripGood26 Sep 2018
Philip PirripExcellent04 Sep 2018 Lovely mild, ideally refreshing
Philip PirripGood21 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried30 May 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 May 2018
Philip PirripExcellent12 Apr 2018 Superb nick, an English mild as it should be
Philip PirripExcellent29 Mar 2018 Best I've had of this for a very long time
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jan 2018
ChrisEGood09 Dec 2017
Philip PirripGood29 Nov 2017
ChrisEGood16 Nov 2017
Philip PirripExcellent31 Oct 2017 Best Harvey's Mild I have had in a long time. Conditioning gave superb mouthfeel
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jul 2017
Philip PirripExcellent31 May 2017 Temporarily re-named here as "Archivist Ale" in memory of a recently lost local Stephen Humphrey
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Mar 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Jan 2017
Philip PirripGood30 Nov 2016
Philip PirripGood28 Sep 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Aug 2016
Philip PirripExcellent27 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried25 May 2016
Philip PirripGood30 Mar 2016
ChrisEGood30 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Jan 2016
ChrisEExcellent07 Jan 2016 Very good indeed.
Philip PirripGood25 Nov 2015
HSBNot Tried14 Nov 2015
Philip PirripAcceptable30 Sep 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jul 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Jul 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jun 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried27 May 2015
HSBNot Tried21 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Feb 2015
Philip PirripExcellent28 Jan 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Nov 2014
HSBNot Tried08 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried07 Oct 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Sep 2014 Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jul 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried28 May 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Apr 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Mar 2014
Philip PirripExcellent12 Feb 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Jan 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Nov 2013
oz11Not Tried09 Nov 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Sep 2013
Philip PirripGood04 Sep 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Aug 2013
IanNot Tried03 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Jul 2013
Stephen HarrisExcellent31 Jul 2013 Dark and scrumptious.
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jun 2013
Philip PirripExcellent30 May 2013 Pretty much the only Mild I enjoy these days
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Apr 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Mar 2013
Philip PirripExcellent16 Feb 2013 Earthy and malty
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jan 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Dec 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Nov 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2012
Philip PirripGood26 Jul 2012 No head retention
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jun 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jun 2012
Martin the MildmanExcellent31 May 2012 Low hop rate, sweet and malty with some fruit in the finish. My score 16/20.
oz11Not Tried19 May 2012
Stephen HarrisExcellent08 Mar 2012 Sweet and malty.
oz11Not Tried17 Dec 2011
Martin the MildmanExcellent29 Sep 2011 Sweet, fruity and malty with hints of grain and very little hopping. My score 16/20.
oz11Not Tried14 Jul 2011
oz11Excellent21 May 2011
Martin the MildmanExcellent12 May 2011 Sweet and malty just as it should be. My score 16/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent25 Nov 2010 Sweet and malty with grainy malt and some caramel. My score 16/20.
IanNot Tried18 May 2010
Martin the MildmanExcellent13 May 2010 Sweetish and malty dark brown mild with a grainy malt character. My score 16/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent17 Dec 2009 Sweet and malty with hints of graininess. Long malty finish. My score 16/20.
BlairNot Tried14 Mar 2009
DubbelNot Tried05 Dec 2008
IanNot Tried27 Nov 2008
IanNot Tried21 Oct 2008
IanNot Tried20 Jun 2008
IanNot Tried09 Apr 2008
SteveNot Tried03 Jul 2007
IanNot Tried26 Jan 2007
IanNot Tried29 Nov 2006
IanNot Tried31 Mar 2006

The Pilot, Maidstone, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEUndrinkable10 May 2019 Returned and exchanged for Best Bitter, the pump clip was not turned round however.
TobesNot Tried26 Sep 2015
TobesNot Tried11 Jul 2015
ChrisEGood28 Jun 2015
Archie14Not Tried12 Apr 2014
ChrisEAcceptable07 Dec 2013
oz11Not Tried25 Oct 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried22 Sep 2013
TobesNot Tried10 Aug 2013
ChrisEGood30 Mar 2013 A most enjoyable beer to start with.
PedroNot Tried31 Jan 2013
AlenomoreExcellent31 Dec 2012 Top condition.
AlenomoreExcellent28 Dec 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Dec 2012
AlenomoreExcellent15 Dec 2012 As ever, in top condition.
AlenomoreExcellent14 Dec 2012 Perfect.
AlenomoreExcellent09 Dec 2012 A top Mild.
PedroNot Tried01 Dec 2012
AlenomoreExcellent01 Dec 2012 A good down to earth Mild.
AlenomoreNot Tried03 Nov 2012
AlenomoreExcellent28 Oct 2012
AlenomoreExcellent20 Oct 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Oct 2012
EddieGood26 Sep 2012 Not my most favourite of milds but this was a fine example
PedroNot Tried28 Aug 2012
Martin the MildmanExcellent03 Aug 2012 Good as ever, quite fruity but little hop character. My score 16/20.
PedroExcellent17 Jun 2012
PedroGood24 May 2012
PedroExcellent07 Apr 2012
PedroExcellent13 Mar 2012
PedroExcellent04 Mar 2012
PedroGood19 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent10 Feb 2012
AlenomoreExcellent29 Dec 2011
ChrisEExcellent23 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent27 Nov 2011 A top Mild in top condition.
AlenomoreNot Tried25 Nov 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried19 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried26 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent23 Oct 2011
AlenomoreExceptional09 Oct 2011 Excellent. A superb Mild.
PedroExcellent06 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent16 Sep 2011
PedroExcellent16 Jul 2011
ChrisENot Tried03 Jun 2011
PedroNot Tried26 May 2011
IanNot Tried19 May 2011
PedroExcellent14 Apr 2011
PedroGood25 Feb 2011
IanNot Tried16 Oct 2010
AlenomoreExcellent03 Oct 2010 A top mild ale.
PedroNot Tried17 Sep 2010 Ran out
PedroExcellent27 May 2010
IanNot Tried11 Apr 2010
IanNot Tried13 Feb 2010
ChrisENot Tried13 Feb 2010
PedroGood06 Jan 2010
IanNot Tried16 Sep 2009
PedroGood20 Aug 2009
Martin the MildmanExcellent18 Jun 2009 Drier than it used to be, without that caramelly sweetness it used to have. My score 16/20.
AndrewNot Tried17 Apr 2009
IanNot Tried14 Feb 2009
IanNot Tried04 Sep 2008
IanNot Tried09 Dec 2006
AndrewAcceptable12 Aug 2005 Black beer that tasted of very little.
IanNot Tried12 Aug 2005
IanAcceptable19 Mar 2005 Dark ruby. Slight Harvey's yeasty nose. Some malt, thin in mouth and yeasty finish. A bit bland for me

Hurst Arms, Eastbourne, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEExcellent20 Apr 2019
Magnus GreelNot Tried20 Apr 2019
ChrisEExcellent15 Sep 2010 Served from the cask, a most enjoyable but rather thin mild.

The Alma Arms, Uckfield, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEExcellent22 Mar 2019
ChrisEExcellent03 Mar 2017 First one out of the pump and perfectly O.K.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Nov 2016
HSBNot Tried20 Aug 2015
Philip PirripGood20 Mar 2014
ChrisEExcellent14 Mar 2014 First on out of the pump for the day, and very good indeed.
ChrisEExcellent08 Mar 2011 Very good indeed.

John Harvey Tavern, Lewes, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEExcellent30 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Oct 2016
AndrewGood20 Sep 2014 Very cold but very refreshing.
EddieAcceptable02 Nov 2012 Never my most favourite of milds this, but I always seem to order it and give it another go, not that good really I had a much better example in a Harvey's pup in Maidstone Kent.
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2008

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried12 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried09 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried09 May 2014 A rare visitor here. Ran out
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2013

Rose and Crown, Burwash, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
WittendenExcellent28 Apr 2017 Nearly May,so time for mild.Dark,malty.Not cloying,a perfect session beer.

The Mitre Tavern, Brighton, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEExcellent09 Apr 2017 Good Harvey's Mild.
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Aug 2013
AndrewNot Tried26 Jan 2013
Martin the MildmanExcellent17 Nov 2011 On form here, sweet, malty and grainy with a berry fruit finish. My score 16/20.

King George V, Brompton, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AlenomoreNot Tried23 Oct 2016
AlenomoreNot Tried22 Oct 2016

Lord Nelson Inn, Brighton, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewNot Tried08 Oct 2016
Philip PirripAcceptable11 Mar 2016
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Sep 2014
HSBNot Tried17 Jul 2014
AndrewNot Tried26 Mar 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Aug 2013
HSBNot Tried23 Jul 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried22 May 2013
AndrewNot Tried26 Jan 2013
AndrewExcellent06 Oct 2012 Excellent weak mild. Had that distinctive Harvey's yeast flavour on the finish and hints of malt in the body.
ChrisEExcellent01 Apr 2011 Very good, and selling well tonight.
Martin the MildmanExcellent21 Oct 2010 Sweet and malty with a hint of graininess and very low hop presence at it should be. My score 16/20.
BrianNot Tried23 Nov 2008
IanNot Tried03 Mar 2007

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEGood11 Jun 2016 A good session beer, and good value at £2.90 per pint.

The Buckingham Arms, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Feb 2015
ChrisEGood03 Jul 2014
Martin the MildmanNot Tried05 Nov 2011

3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014, Tonbridge, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
oz11Not Tried31 May 2014

The Garland, Redhill, Surrey

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Dec 2013
Martin the MildmanExcellent29 Nov 2012 Sweetish and malty with some fruit on the finish. My score 16/20.
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Nov 2012
Martin the MildmanExcellent12 Jul 2012 Sweet and malty with some dried fruit in evidence. A little thinner than usual. My score 16/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent15 Dec 2011 Top notch as ever. My score 16/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent09 Jun 2011 Top quality here as ever, with no perceptible change in flavour between cask changes. The usual fruity, grainy, malty mix of flavours. My score 17/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent23 Dec 2010 Probably the best sample of Mild you'll find in the Harvey's estate. Sweet and grainy malt with low hop rate and the Harveys yeast taste make this a classic. My score 17/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent10 Jun 2010 In good form here, sweet caramel and grainy malt flavours and the characteristic Harvey's yeasty flavour. My score 16/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent26 Nov 2009 On top form here, sweet, malty, grainy, fruity just like a good mild should be. My score 17/20.
Martin the MildmanExcellent04 Jun 2009 Now shown as plain "Dark Mild" on the pump clip, this also seems to altered in character since earlier this year, being more dry with less of the usual caramelly malty sweetness and grainy malt taste. My score 16/20, previously 17-18.
SteveNot Tried08 Nov 2006

The Two Brewers, Hadlow, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
HSBAcceptable16 Oct 2013 Rather thin
oz11Not Tried15 Apr 2012
oz11Not Tried11 Mar 2012
oz11Not Tried29 Jan 2012
oz11Not Tried08 Jan 2012
oz11Not Tried11 Dec 2011
oz11Good27 Nov 2011
oz11Exceptional23 Oct 2011 Very nice indeed, so didn't try any other beers.
oz11Not Tried09 Oct 2011
oz11Not Tried02 Oct 2011
oz11Not Tried07 Aug 2011
oz11Not Tried31 Jul 2011
oz11Not Tried24 Jul 2011
oz11Excellent17 Jul 2011 On top form so stayed on this.
oz11Excellent10 Jul 2011
oz11Not Tried03 Jul 2011
oz11Good19 Jun 2011
oz11Not Tried12 Jun 2011
oz11Not Tried05 Jun 2011
oz11Not Tried29 May 2011
oz11Not Tried22 May 2011
oz11Not Tried15 May 2011
oz11Not Tried08 May 2011
oz11Good01 May 2011
PedroExcellent26 Feb 2011

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
HSBNot Tried08 Aug 2013

Harveys Brewery, The Harvey Hop Club Annual Meet 2012, Lewes, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripExcellent06 Oct 2012

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
PedroExcellent19 Apr 2012
PedroNot Tried18 Apr 2012

Brecknock Arms, Bells Yew Green, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Martin the MildmanExcellent28 Jan 2010 Excellent as ever, good amounts of grainy, caramlly toffee malt and low hop rate. My score 16/20.

Elephants Head, Hook Green, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Martin the MildmanExcellent16 Jul 2009 Back on form here with the juicy combination of berry fruits, grainy malt and a hint of toffee to produce a full flavoured mild for its strength. This was ordered specially and is not normally available here. My score 17/20.

Terminus Hotel, Eastbourne, East Sussex

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewAcceptable14 Nov 2008 The barman poured off at least 1 and a half pints before serving me mine - so top marks there. The beer was dark chocolate brown with subtle hops and that great Harvey's yeast flavour.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Marsh Green, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
AndrewUndrinkable10 Feb 2007 It was vinegar. I took it back and they gave me another beer and took the mild off.

Harvey's Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)

3.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 115 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Harvey's beers.