Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


on tap

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle 275ml.
Clear dark dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, english licorice, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090104]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3055) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
Dark brown color, with a creamy fluffy tan-colored head, leaving some laces, toasted, roasted malt, fruity raisiny nose, with a cookie dough, molasses, coffee note, with a hint liquorice spiciness and dark chocolate in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild toasted, caramelized, roasted malt character with some dark chocolatey, burnt toast, and coffee bean roasty flavors, with some molasses, liquorice accents, leading towards a chocolatey, roasty, dry bitterness finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle from brewery shop.Brown/black with a tan head. Sweet roasted malts with toffee notes. Little in the way of balancing hops but not overly sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
500ml bottle
4.8% ABV
I tried this beer on September 23, 2008 at "Smokeless Joes" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a very dark brown, with a creamy tan coloured head (which lasted). The aroma was weak with hints of roasted malt, coffee, and chicoree. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with medium carbonation. The flavour was malt, licorice, and sour coffee.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Mail order. Oil black with thin head. Aroma of roast coffee, malty flavor. Sort of chocolate overtones at the finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2008
Pours a very dark brown almost black. Small head which sort of suprised me. Aroma of flavour of roasted malts, coffee, molasses, black licorice, chocolate. Finish is a roasted bitter taste. Pretty damn good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1431) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2008
A special treat from reakt in trade. A honey sweetness and reminder of fall in the nose. Pours dark....drk as a black steers toucous on a moonless prarie night. A reserved tight dense tan head sits upon the viscous liquid as if placed there by studious and certain hands. (feel free to use that one in yer ads Mr. Brewmaster). I will not bother to go into particulars about this lovely brew other than to say only the English are able to achieve this level of perfection with dark beers. My desire has been satieated. Again, reakt sank the Bismark with sending this one to me, so..... "The Hood found the Bismark and on that fatal day.....The Bismark started firing from 15 miles away! We’ve gotta sink the Bismark was the battle sound...but when the smoke had cleared away the mighty Hood went down." Ahhh Johnny Horton.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 21, 2008
Pours a nice deep dark brown, nearly completely opaque with a thin creamy pale brown head. Smell is very prominent, lots of roasted malts. Some dark chocolate, some coffee, and a hint of raisins. Fllavour is very sweet at first, and a nice bit fruity too. Finish is bitter like coffee and dark roasted malt. Not much to speak of as far as hops go. It’s nice and chewy in the mouth, maybe a touch over carbonated. Nice beer though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
Pitch dark black with small creamy tan head that thins quickly. Faint roasted nut and molasses aroma. Carbonated dark burnt roasted bittersweet chocolate. Light on flavour with a bittersweet burnt roast aftertaste.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Strangebrewer (894) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours dark ruby-brown with almost no head, aroma of burnt raisons. A bit flat, sweet, malty licorice and metallic. Finishes like bitter black coffee. Definetly not for me.

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