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Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Porter
Lewes, England

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Bottled: 275ml and 500ml. Also available on draught throughout March.

Porter is brewed to Henry Harvey’s recipe of 1859, this beer is an authentic recreation of a Victorian Porter. Pale, crystal and black malts combine with a generous hop grist of Fuggles and Goldings to produce a full, rounded palate with roasted malts to the fore.

Contains: Barley


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Grainy aroma, with bits of chocolate, resiny hops, some earthy and dusty notes as well. Medium bodied, some black malt character, not much chocolate. Molasses. Subdued hoppiness. Fine, but not particularly interesting in the long run.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Head is small, fizzy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, molasses), with notes of sherry and tar. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Sour, somewhat boring aroma, not to my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Bottle pours black with no head, but lace sheets that cling to the sides of my nonic. The aroma is roasted, malty, and chocolate like. The flavor starts out sweet and caramel like, with a roasted malt middle, and a bitter and slightly sour finish. The palate is very smooth and fairly rich. Overall, this is pretty good. I wish I had a nice steak to go with this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Dry and roasted aroma and flavour. Malty finish. Black, mild and soft aftertaste. Some sour notes.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Wow! Different labelling on my bottle than shown here. This is soft and mineralized, black malt(chocolatey) to the extreme, toffeeish, sweet, very slightly bitter. A great beer - rich and creamy. Long lasting thin head. Intensely drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2004
Another Harvey that Ive had in the bottle. Chocolate and liqorise and cappacino and other flavours and red wine. Zippy all right. Good brewer this one. They bottle all right.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2004
Black as hell. Very dry and a bit sweet. A bit bready and bitter. This is a nice complex porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Smells incredibly malty and strong with molasses. The body is a little too thin and even watery. Very malty for a porter. Not very carbonated at all, but yet it is pretty creamy. It does have some kind of mineral salt essence to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
I found a lone, dust covered bottle of this at a local store, with a torn label, and what appeared to be a pidgeon feather stuck to the price tag - pour is very opaque, with a somewhat frothy lacing - highly complex aroma of brown sugar, prunes, dates, licorice - nearly zero carbonation, medium bodied - slight bitterness cuts the sweet flavors of dates, chocolate chip cookie dough, sweetened coffee, licorice - bready finish - a unique and tasty porter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
Very dark, with a brown head. Roasted malt; very strong liquorice taste, dry mouthfeel. Strong bitterness, with coffee notes.


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