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Harveys Porter / Tom Paine Original Old Porter (Bottle)

Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Originally called 1859 Porter. Exported to USA as Tom Paine Original Old Porter.
We have taken a porter recipe of 1859 from Henry Harvey’s brewing journal and reproduced it faithfully using pale ale malt, crystal malt, black malt, locally grown hops, our own spring water and yeast strain. We have subsequently bottled the beer in both pasteurised and bottle conditioned form. However, each March draught 1859 Porter is on sale for one month only as part of our programme of ‘Seasonal Brews’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is light roast malts, toffee, taste is dry toffee, light bitterness, hint of cardboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1504) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Pale clearish brown, thin ringed head. Soft soapy toffee. Lean smoke. Glint of sweetness but mostly peppery dark bitter.

Bottle, Ash’s Office Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s Online. Appearance - close to black with a thin head. Nose - chocolate and savoury. Taste - more savoury notes, tangy toffee, dry tangy chocolate/fruit. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a dry balanced finish. Overall - good and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours dark brown, red chinks with a short-lived beige head. Aromas of light roast, light chocolate. Taste is dry, chocolate. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (131) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
50 cl bottle at home. Pours a proper black colour with just the vaguest hint of red. Nice off-white head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, slightly nutty. Only the slightest of sweetness on the taste before a medium bitterness takes over. Taste of roast malt, berry fruit and nuttiness. Long, dry, bitter finish. Overall very nice indeed - a good example of a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4923) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Torfig und schokoladig mit etwas an Röstmalzen, Kaffee, Kräutern und Blättern. An sich nicht schlecht, da schwer und vollmundig, jedoch keine Raketenwissenschaft. Zum Schluss sehr milde Säure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4923) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from the Middle Farm Cider Center in Lewes-Firle. The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of woods, malt and leather. Taste of roasted malt, leather, coffee, torf, chocolate, straw and dark bread. Easy drinkable and very quaffable. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10874) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled, 275ml at The Lord Nelson, Brighton. Black with tan head. There was an initial smokiness within the malts with a light treacle toffee character, smooth, light caramel, hints of damp coffee grounds. Reasonable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
car13many (91) - POLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Nice intensive malty aroma. Very dark brown to black color - clear. Nice head with great lacing - light brown. Roasted malt taste., long bitter finish. Creamy texture. Nice porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (4391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Herr Schmitt’s gaff. Chestnut brown red coloured pour with a loose halo of off white head. Aroma is hedgerow hop grassy farmyard notes. Some choc sweet. Flavour is nutty choc some praline. Some rounded raisin. Medium sweet lowush body. Pretty well rounded.

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