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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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’.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2318) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Purchased at the LCBO, as a one time deal. Best before date on cap is written JUN08 (originally reviewed March 2008). This English porter pours a dark brown colour with very little red highlights. Its head is foamy, but turns into a creamy beige one that decides to stay a while, leaving beautiful lacing all around, thick and bubbly. The aromas are on the plum side, with touches of burn malt and coffee. The mouthfeel is kind of oily with a tiny sticking, but refreshing overall. I really like the fact that the plum is not as present in the taste. It is more like coffee bitterness, molasse syrupy and a little chocolate. Well-balanced, beautiful English porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2106) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2010
Kolsvart och en relativt lätt porter med undantag för den närmast brända och torra smaken av träkol. Intressant.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6768) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
CBF 2009: Black and clear. Has a beige head, mostly diminishing. Aroma has notes of roasted toast, almost burnt. Has a bitter finish. Dry texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
(Br-btl Br-lbl w/ Tom Paine, Brewed in Lewes, 4.8%)
mhgy, med bod, §co2, §head,
fresh Ts sweet malty T1 clean T2 §bitter T3 §chrcl Tf

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
275ml botle. Poured a very dark colour with a small off white head. Strong aroma of roasted malt, withsome chocolate & coffee. Reasonably bitter in the mouth with both liqourice and coffee to the fore. Very palatable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2009
Near black colored with little beige head. Rich vinous and roasted aroma with some wooden oaky notes. Medium bodied. Flavor is also rich with roastiness dominating, thin wood and even smoke comes up. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5482) - ITALY - SEP 18, 2009
scura schiuma media buona persistenza note tostate malatate caffe cioccolato leggero diacetile cosi anche in bocca corpo medio basso buon apersitenza buon amaro più da tostaure

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2009
500ml bottle bought at a deli in Petersfield, Hants. Dark brown with reddish undertones and a decent, frothy off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Full mouth feel, with more sweetness to start, bitter chocolate, coffee and spice. Decent bitter finish with a touch of raisin fruit. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle. Brown with a tan head. Malty with hints of smoke. Licorice, vanilla, with hints of wet paper a bit oxidized one might say oh well.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2009
Dark brown with some ruby accents and a thin tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma of sweet malt, sugar, black licorice and mild chocolate. Taste of black licorice, sweet roasted malt, anise and perhaps molasses. Body comes across with a grainy texture with almost a cola-like feel. Meh.


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