Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 185   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’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2002
Dark brown. Medium bodied, dry, slightly smokey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2004
Very dark, with a brown head. Roasted malt; very strong liquorice taste, dry mouthfeel. Strong bitterness, with coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Bottle at home ... Deep solid black ... good thick off white head ... lots of roast malts ... slightly bitter roast malts ... quite fruity little souness ... some smooth silky bitter chocolate ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14044) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2007
275ml bottle from brewery shop. Black with faint ruby edges, thick tan head. Excellent almost peaty malt aroma. This is thick and unctious. Thick heavy tarry roasted malt aromas. Seriously this beats a lot of porters/stouts and impy stouts with bigger reputations. All the intense flavours, but no ridiculous massive hops on finish. This is awesome. Menthol, eucalyptus. Drank at room temperature on Lewes to Ashford train with the Inspiral Carpets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown, almost black, with a very small, beige head. Lots of coffee and mocca in the aroma, as well as dark chocolate and a vague fruity note. Balanced flavor with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. A bit thin body and a coffee-ish, roasted, dry, bitter finish. A light, quaffable porter. (060626)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2006 This is very complex - treacly, with port-like flavours and aromas, a rich dark fruit character, an oily body, and a touch of dark chocolate as well. A top five porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of leather, toasted malt, dark fruit jam, and nuts. Flavor of lightly charred toast, sweet raisins, caramel, and plum.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Travlr (11842) - 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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