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Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England

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RATINGS: 190   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’.


3.4
   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 (6003) - 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 (6586) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37073) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3156) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - 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.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Travlr (14209) - 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.


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