Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EdKing (2173) - 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 (3250) - 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 (1243) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndrewC (338) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1517) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2626) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2573) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2010
Kolsvart och en relativt lätt porter med undantag för den närmast brända och torra smaken av träkol. Intressant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7652) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanfordBrewer (1411) - 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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