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Harveys Porter (Cask)

Brewed by Harveys
Style: Porter
Lewes, England


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Seasonal - March. Also available very occasionally bottle conditioned. Originally called 1859 Porter.
NOTE: Only ratings for the cask and bottle-conditioned versions should be posted here. There is a separate listing for the much more common pasteurised bottle version.
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (2872) - 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 (3897) - 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 (7456) - 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 (6067) - 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 (5314) - 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 (2499) - 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 (229) - 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 (8750) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8822) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2010
Full pint served at the right drinking temperature at Charlies Pub, Copenhagen. Creamy, fawn coloured head with a solid stand. Pitch black body colour. Dark malty aroma with subdued roastiness. On the sweet side of bittersweet flavour, roasted and dry. Weak bitter twist to the ending. Easy to drink. Perhaps not in its best cask condition (Copenhagen, 26.03.2010).

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