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Harveys 1859 Porter (Bottle)

Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Aroma: intense chocolate, molasses, caramel, light toasted malts. Appearance: clear black, small, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bittersweet chocolate, soft carbonation, light body, turns lightly bitter in the finish. Overall: quite a nice Porter, very nice chocolate in aroma and palate. Bottle from brewery shop, Lewes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Nicely presented 275ml bottle as ’Harveys Porter 1859’, 4.8% BB Dec 2015, seemingly filtered. Pretty much black, decent foamy tan head. Aroma is yeasty, treacle, smoke, light metallics, raisin. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light malts, treacle, cola, very soft fruity tartness, finishes semisweet with a chocolatey linger. Nice enough thin porter. Not nearly as good as the cask version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
275ml bottle from the Harveys Brewery Shop. Sweet, malty, floral nose. Thin lacey tanned head. Flat body. Flavour is dark roasted malt with a floral hoppy bitterness. Notes of dark toffee and coffee in the dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is light roast malts, toffee, taste is dry toffee, light bitterness, hint of cardboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Pale clearish brown, thin ringed head. Soft soapy toffee. Lean smoke. Glint of sweetness but mostly peppery dark bitter.

Bottle, Ash’s Office Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Harvey’s Online. Appearance - close to black with a thin head. Nose - chocolate and savoury. Taste - more savoury notes, tangy toffee, dry tangy chocolate/fruit. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a dry balanced finish. Overall - good and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours dark brown, red chinks with a short-lived beige head. Aromas of light roast, light chocolate. Taste is dry, chocolate. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (244) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
50 cl bottle at home. Pours a proper black colour with just the vaguest hint of red. Nice off-white head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, slightly nutty. Only the slightest of sweetness on the taste before a medium bitterness takes over. Taste of roast malt, berry fruit and nuttiness. Long, dry, bitter finish. Overall very nice indeed - a good example of a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Torfig und schokoladig mit etwas an Röstmalzen, Kaffee, Kräutern und Blättern. An sich nicht schlecht, da schwer und vollmundig, jedoch keine Raketenwissenschaft. Zum Schluss sehr milde Säure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from the Middle Farm Cider Center in Lewes-Firle. The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of woods, malt and leather. Taste of roasted malt, leather, coffee, torf, chocolate, straw and dark bread. Easy drinkable and very quaffable. Enjoyed it.

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