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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EdKing (2115) - 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!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3099) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1241) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
Smells sour. Black with a decent head. Sour dark chocolate powder flavours. Some roasted notes. It’s alright I suppose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2010
Good porter, full, roasty mouthful, nice balance,small hints of plum and/or raisin in there as well. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2594) - 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 (2493) - 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 (7442) - 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 (1403) - 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


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