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Harveys 1859 Porter (Cask)

Brewed by Harveys Brewery
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask: Seasonal (March). Also available in 275ml and 500ml bottles.

Harveys Porter is brewed from Henry Harvey’s recipe dating from 1859.

It contains Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Black Malt, locally grown hops and our own spring water and yeast.

Contains: Barley

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
Cask (backlog). Very deep brown colour, close to black, with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, some ashes, toffee and a slight sharp edge to it. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, some mild bitterness and that’s about it. Not all too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at Charlie’s bar, cph.ppurs black with creamy head. Chocolate, a little roast and saltiness in the nose, bitter and roasty in the mouth with a hint of chocolate milk. Mefium body, soft carbonation and soft bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
Cask sample at Charlie’s Bar in Copenhagen. Pours black, aroma of chocolate, caramel and honey, flavor of dark bread, chocolate, wood and some saltiness, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 16, 2014
[5/4/14] Cask at Charlie’s Bar in Copenhagen. As Harvey’s 1st Prize Porter. Black with some brown foam. Aroma of roast, coffee, a bit of dark fruits and some cocoa. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with cocoa, some coffee and a fruity note. A drier roasty finish, bitterish with an acidic note. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Cask at Charlie’s Bar. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of roast, coffee, malt, caramel and a little dark chocolate. Flavour is light Moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (6212) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 3, 2014
Tap at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Poured a dark mahogany with a round bubbly light tan head. The aroma is dry dusty roasted malt. The flavour is light bitter with a watery light hop roasted malt palate. Light bodied with flat carbonation. Too light for a porter and lacks flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014
Som cask, på Charlies Bar. Brun-sort med et hurtigt forsvindende beige skum. Ristet malt. Vage noter af røg. Salmiak-Lakrids. Mild bitterhed. Let krop. Cremet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Cask at the Royal Oak London. Black, small white head. Aroma - toned down malts. Body - medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is strong roast, chemical, ash. Tasty, classic porter. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tompete (255) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at the wharf. Pours an almost muddy looking dark redfish brown with a light brown head. Aroma of toffee and coffee. Flavour is strongly drying and bitter coffee and malt. Finish is dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Royal Oak Borough. A black beer with an almost beige coloured head. The nose suffers from acidity whereas the mouth is boozy and vinuous. It’s an old fashioned porter and probably divides opinion like the Imperial Stout. Although this didn’t taste the freshest it’s probably more about the way it’s intended. No roast or chocolate. Interesting but perhaps not quite what I like.

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