Brewed by Harviestoun
Style: Porter
Alva, Central, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1718   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 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 (2007) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
11.2oz, no date. Pours a deep dark ruby with a one finger beige head. Aroma is a bit milk chocolatey, with some old cacao beans, caramel, toasted and roasted malts and some coffee. Smells like a sweet stout, actually, but since there are fifty styles of old ale, we’ll run with the latter. There is also a bit of oxidized paper, molasses, and port. Flavor has a bit of tobacco, light acidic tang, roasty chalky malts, a bit of baker’s chocolate and a dry finish. Mild to moderate bitterness noted. Low carbonation, medium to full body. This beer was a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1972) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2007
Dark brown with a frothy head. Aroma is musty and oxidized, with some sweet brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is of dark roasted malts, toffee, sweet caramel and charcoal with some oak barrel undertones and vanilla. Pleasantly hopped finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
2002 vintage -11.2 oz. bottle - color of black , tan thin head - nose of prunes , leather , angave (tequila) , seaweed , rootbeer and malts – taste of portish , prunes , brown sugar , over ripe yellow apples and – body creamy slightly acidic and carbonated – aftertaste of apples and charred wood

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Bottled. Pours an opaque dark brown with a lasting tan head. Full body. Roasty malt in the nose and taste, with a touch of chocolate. Bitter finish builds a bit as the beer warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle via trade with stoutlover72, Thanks! Pours a dark brown almost black, with a smallish tan colored head. Aroma is chocolate, sweet roasted malts. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, some tartness. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Good.

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