Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Pale malt; Roasted barley; Oats; Washington Galena, Worcester Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops.
A superb, rich, full-bodied beer derived from a 1970s homebrewing recipe. Wickedly smooth chocolate dominates the flavour, which is nicely balanced by the bitterness of the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Draft. Something just didnt click with me and this beer. There was a complexity of flavors; some dark fruit, sweetness, malt, and some roasted peat like flavors. Average to good body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Draft. This beer was an interesting mix of flavors. It had the sweet dark fruit malty flavor mixed with bitter chocolate and light roasting flavors. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
(33 cl bottle at Delirium Café, Göteborg) Black look, small tan head. Hoppy and malty scent in a good balance. Malty and roasted malt, chocolate taste. Some acids. Roasted malt and grainy aftertaste. Soft smooth mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a oily black body with a small brown head. Aroma of smoke, light sausage, and lactos. Flavor of malt, light roastiness, licorice, and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
pitch black with off white creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel & coffe + chcolate. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Light smoke. Filling body. Moderate bitter finish. Pleasant & enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
bottle.....i love a good porter..in fall,winter..well anytime..This beauty wants to be an imperial stout. Very impressive. Pours black as night with a thin orange colored head. As this warms up, it gets more and more aromatic. Smells of bourbon, toffee, coffee and chocolate. The taste is malty and full with some caramel notes. Has a bitter note of dark chocolate in the finish.of course it would be nice if it was cheaper but I will defnitely get this one again. is it ok to say "very yummy to the tummy? "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Pours with a wet, skinny, fast, mocha head over a prune juice colored body. Mild prunes, too, in the nose with sweeter fruity notes along with some red wine and I get the impression of Sangria. Additional chocolate notes chime in as I begin to sip, and I gather a revised impression in the flavor of Fannie May chocolate pineapple jelly candies. Additional dark fruits with chocolate syrup carry through to the finish. Spicy palate with a musty finish adds interest. Less vinous than the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/harviestoun-old- Reserve... I like this a lot.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Pours an opaque black with a creamy head and nice lacing. Smoky, malty nose. The flavor is roasted with a sweetness and beautiful finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Rich malt and dark malt aroma. Malty and roasty bitterness. Fullbodied, but finishes dry

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkhans (50) - Bangor, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Nice pour thick head slight carbonation nice smoky roasted chocolate malt flavor. Good beer. Sweet stout, the hops doesn’t overpower, good balance in flavor.

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