ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to erzengel! Pours clear brown with reddish highlights and a loose tan head. The smell is roasted dark malt, dark brown sugar, fruit, licorice. The taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel...a bit thin as it ends dry. Light+ and a touch oily with very mild carbonation.
Erzengel (7296) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle bought at the Royal Oak. Smooth dry but not too sweetish beginning. Not too deep as it has only 4.8%. Round and smooth with a dry body and malty caramel aroma. Easy to drink, fresh and smooth, round smooth aftertaste. Nice though.
MrTipple (2999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is light roast malts, toffee, taste is dry toffee, light bitterness, hint of cardboard.
McNeillR (2143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale clearish brown, thin ringed head. Soft soapy toffee. Lean smoke. Glint of sweetness but mostly peppery dark bitter.
Bottle, Ash’s Office Tasting
AshtonMcCobb (4910) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
allmyvinyl (8820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ForlornHope (357) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.