Brewed by Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Steels Creek, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Hargreaves Hill Porter is a fine ale brewed in the Yarra Valley with rainwater, a selection of dark malts, and a top fermenting yeast strain. A late addition of East Kent Goldings hops contributes to the aroma. A bottle conditioned ale, it is best consumed slightly chilled.

Aarleks' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, - AUG 22, 2008
Bottle: Deep brown with a light brown and very short lived head. Looks like Coke after a minute or so. Slightly vegemite-like cola nose with a touch of underlying roastiness. In the mouth it’s light soy sauce and chocolaty toasted malts. It’s quite thin but the pleasantly flat carbonation brings out the more sublte aspects of the flavour profile. I think this has promise but needs some work on bringing some character tot he party.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a nice dark choclate with smallish beige coloured head. Aromas of espresso coffee and dark chocolate. Flavours are pretty much the same though slightly on the thin side. Not the best porter I have ever had but not too bad all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2520) - JAPAN - DEC 18, 2009
Something just wasn’t right with this. Very aussie style porter - chocolate and cereal are quite noticable, but thin body and over carbonation for the style dilute the finished product.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5221) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2009
330ml. Well balanced bitterness that leaves a smoky aftertaste. Rich dark black in colour with an inviting tan head and an aroma ofcoffee and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate underneath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
Little head but solid deep black colour. Lots of charcoal. Dry and not bd.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2009
Pours a cola brown with a small head that lingers. Aroma is of strong coffee, licorice and roasted malt. Flavour is similar to crunching on coffee beans, not a desired taste. Watery with little carbonation. Disappointing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2008
Nice pour,tan head medium size,very dark beer good carbonation.Aroma coffee beans,maltiness,Flavour is coffee without sugar,that real strong taste in a porter that is nearly sour,can,t stand it,so that it for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2008
Upon entering the glass a dark caramel colour, it produces a beige collar that disperses to lace quite well. Aromas are quite intense tending towards creamy coffee and milk chocolate. Medium bodied with quite lively carbonation (due to bottle conditioning). Palate produces hints of darker malts with rather dry hop bitterness to finish. A nice, simple expression of the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured a very dark brown (almost black) with a small, rocky, tanned head which was average lasting. Aroma was of dusty milk chocolate and licorice with roasted malts, black coffee and some caramelized dates. Flavor was of roasted malts with tart blackberries, coco powder, black coffee and some licorice in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation a dry/creamy mouthfeel, watery texture and an ok finish. A bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2007
Black with a small tan head, great lacing and reasonable retention. Big charcoal aroma, lots of smoked malt and chocolate too, as well as some porridge oat notes. Silky mouthful, body is perhaps a little on the thin side, which accentuates the charcoal flavour a bit. Other flavours include earthy english hops, cocoa, vegemite, and some light toffee malts. In the end its pretty damn dry, with the vegemite flavour lingering past the others. Not overly appealing.

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