Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1307) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15286) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (16771) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, light malt aroma with a hint of coffee, the taste bitter with roasted malt with a crsip dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle at home - 09/09/12. Dark mahogony brown with a very thin tan head that soon clears to the edge of the glass and forms a thin pond atop. Lightly roasted malt nose backed up with treacle toffee, grain, a little vanilla and some nuttiness. Taste matched the nose very well, a real treacle toffee flavour unlike any other I can recall in a porter, reminds me of Thorntons treacle toffee on bonfire night as a kid!!! Medium bodied, a little thickness in the mouthfeel as you swallow, moderate carbonation with a dry finish. I enjoyed this, a slightly different take on a porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
50cl, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, not complex dry Porter, malty/roasted and slightly spicy, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle from Harveys brewery shop. Once again it’s the Harvey’s malt character that dominates this. Pours very dark brown/black with thin beige head. Nose is unusually caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt and roasted malt. Not getting much coffee or chocolate. They really should stop pasteurising these!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4143) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
Bottle of 1859 Porter, I think the "best before" says FEB08 but it might be 03 or 05! Pours black and a bit oily with almost no head, treacle, toffee and a faint tartness on the nose, more treacle plus burnt caramel, a hint of milk chocolate, and roasted dark fruit on the palate. Burnt bitterness appears in the aftertaste along with a faint hint of coffee. Excellent for a 4.8% beer of its age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a thin beige head and spotty lacing. Aroma is chocolatey cocoa and burnt malt. Medium-bodied and dry with roasted malt and chocolate flavours. The finish is sweet molasses and chocolate. Very good for style.

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