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Harveys Porter / Tom Paine Original Old Porter (Bottle)

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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
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’.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10019) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
car13many (29) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2506) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10534) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Garbage Night II - London. Picked up from the Royal Oak. Pours clear, light rd-brown with a frothy tan head. Toasty brown bread in the nose, aged berries, earth. Light-medium sweet flavor with dry, toasted brown bread, mellow bitter earth, dry toffee. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet, simple toasty malt finish, some toasty caramel, minimal bitterness. Very basic but drinkable enough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6312) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, toasted brown sugar, roast, earth and dark fruits. The taste is toasty, earth, spent coffee grounds, dirt, milk choc and light peppery notes with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ok porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7777) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
bottle from Noble Wines, Tunbridge Wells. Black, small beige head. Aroma of dark malts, coffee and chocolate. Medium-bodied, not too dry, pleasantly malty start with leaves a nice sweetness. Nutty flavours, also chocolate and hints of coffee. Dark delight.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
A good wee porter. Slightly sweet, a touch of coffee with a great long lasting finish. A real pleasure to find this

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10803) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak.Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and bread. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bread, medium sweet, caramel and a little bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10611) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Almost black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and a little coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 051013

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13812) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ Royal Oak, Borough, London. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, caramel and hops.


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